More sickness than health
So. Christmas day evening at 5:15 I acquired Strep Throat. I got antibiotics by friday prescribed by Dr. Gary Foresman from Middle Path Medicine and the weekend was horrible. It got worse before it got better. I cried every time I tried to eat and I had a fever that kept me under multiple blankets for the better part of said weekend. A few days past and I could eat and swallow and it didn’t hurt. Being on antibiotics meant no alcohol, so come New Years Eve I didn’t go party. I went to a couple home parties with Mr. Man and Joyce (she owns the house he is staying in) and we were home by 11pm. I had one sip of champagne at midnight and finished out the week on my antibiotics.
Yesterday I woke up and my throat hurt again. Same way it did Christmas evening. By the evening it was worse and this morning it’s worse still. I keep trying to repeat "I’m well, I’m better" and I try to not give into the pain when swallowing anything by jerking my body around in pain, but it’s hard. And the plot thickens with Dr. Foresman is out of town til tuesday. Mom’s having my gargle (yah gargle) a natural biotic made from grapefruit seed extract. Apparently it works on other things, so why not the enormous barnacle like sores on the back of my throat. ew.
Mom said that I hardly ever got sick growing up, so I think maybe now I’m paying for it.
Moral of the story – expose your kids to germs so their immune system builds. My entire adult life I get sick WAY too easily and the "common cold" that lasts 24 hours for all of you, last 3-7 days for me. I don’t eat terribly, I dress appropriately for the cold weather, I need to exercise more though. I go through phases of drinking enough water.
God hates me.