Monday, February 4, 2013


Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat, earache, and wicked deep cough. I went over to the closest urgent care clinic. Ugh. There were several patients there ahead of me but it still seems like an hour and a half is a long time to be there. The examining room had no heat so I was getting chilly while I sat on the examining table for over a half hour.  So much for 'the doctor will be right in'.
I had to ask the doctor to examine my throat and ears (forgot to ask him to check my nose).  Maybe I'm fussy but it seems like that would have been standard protocol considering the symptoms I presented.
I left with two prescriptions and after picking up supplies at the drug store I've been confined to my bedroom.  I slept most of the day today, taking an unpaid day off work. I did get some hexies made this afternoon so at least I've been a little productive. Not sure if I'm going to work or not tomorrow -- depends on how much sleep I get tonight and how much better I feel. I've got to get rid of this horrible cough - my chest and throat hurt so much!


Sigrun said...

I came down with similar symptoms 10 days after my mom's funeral (lots of sick people there--lots of hugging and hand shaking). I took echinacea 3 times a day and added 500mg Vit C to the regular vitamin meal. By the next day I was OK. Happened again on Sunday, 7 days after a different social event, did the same thing, today I'm fine. I know it takes 7-10 days for a bug to take you, so maybe it was coincidence or maybe it worked. I didn't have the flu shot this year.

Suzanne said...

Very interesting Sigrun. I've been upping the vitamin C for a while now -- extra oranges, grapefruit, Welch's Fruit Snacks, and vitamin C tablets. Just not enough. It won't last forever -- I'll just have to tough it out.

Anonymous said...

~add zinc also..I take a combo of far 'knock on wood'..been I carry hand sanitizer too..take care ;-D