I have had some trouble with illness lately. I haven’t shared much here but I think it is time to tell you all why my blog posts have been sucking it up so much. I started with a bad, bad case of eczema on my finger. It started with small blisters on the tip of my finger and I let it go. I tend to do that when I get sick… just let it go and hope it goes away. Well, that didn’t. It became infected. The final straw was when it started fissuring. I headed to the Urgent Care where I was given antibiotics for my finger and Strep Throat plus a steroidal cream.
My finger cleared up quickly and the Strep Throat was feeling better too. I finished my antibiotics and was feeling good. I was completely sick-free for about a week and then I started to feel bad again. On Friday, my throat started hurting again. I knew immediately that it was bad. I had never had Strep Throat before this past month, like ever in my 33 years. Well, I knew right away that it was going to be Strep again when I felt the pain in my throat among other symptoms. Fan-freakin-tastic! I tried to not go to the doctor. Without insurance it is really expensive. I can’t even tell you how much it sucks to not have insurance when you really are sick. I tried though. I tried to just let it go and see if my body could fight it.
No dice though. I could not sleep last night. I was up consistently until 4:30am when I decided that the lack of swallowing was becoming an issue. I needed to stop being stubborn and take care of myself despite the cost. I was literally unable to swallow and felt the worst I have ever felt. Ever. I ended up going to the ER at 5am. Thankfully, they got me in quickly. I was in and out within about an hour. I had to get the Strep swab twice (not fun) and ended up testing positive. I am on another 10 day course of antibiotics. I also was given some liquid lidocaine for the pain but I can’t figure out how to gargle so I am having some problems with it.
I am hoping I will feel better soon. I have lots to say and have been lacking in my posts lately so I apologize. It is hard to be mom, student, church member, blogger, etc. when I feel so bad. Any other moms out there find that when they are sick, they are still expected to go on like nothing happened? I really feel there is a double standard with this. If the kids or my husband get sick, everyone caters to them. Yet, when I get sick, I am supposed to be doing everything I always do. I’m not alone here, right?
I submitted this post for Bitch and Moan Monday at In Through The Out Door. Do you have anything you want to complain about? Head over and link up! By the way, I didn’t write this post for the MEME but it sure fits, don’t you think?