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Friday, May 6, 2011


I wanted to do a quick update as I tweeted about this last week. 

Two weeks ago tonight, I started feeling my throat closing up.  I wasn't happy about it, but figured it was the precursor to a cold, so I took some Zicam and went to bed.  The next morning, I woke up with a killer sore throat.  I stayed in bed the entire day and around dinner time, woke up enough to down some painkiller and some DayQuil.  Voila... pain went away.  I felt so much better, that I thought I was out of the woods until the next morning.  :\ 

That was Saturday morning.  Over the next 2 days, my sore throat went from slightly painful to excruciating.  I couldn't even swallow, it was so bad.  I missed out on Easter with my family.  :(  By Sunday night, I had convinced myself to go to the doctor, but that would mean making it through another sleepless night.  Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), by 3am.  I had had enough.  There was no choice but to go to the ER. 

They said I had strep throat, gave me a bag of fluids (I hadn't eaten or had anything to drink in days), a steroid, and a script for both an antibiotic and Vicodin.  I naively thought I wouldn't need the Vicodin.  I was wrong.  :\  It took me over a week to feel human again and finally after 2 weeks, I am able to eat and drink without any pain. 

I am finally better, but the moral of the story is... do not mess around with strep throat.  I hate doctors.  As a mom, I tend to think about myself last of all.  However, I honestly think I was about 12 hrs away from going septic, so at some point, I had to quit being brave and suck it up and go to the ER. 

Anyway, I hate to do a post on a nasty infection, but I wanted to give you all an update because at 3am on 4/25/11, the girls on Twitter were the only things keeping me sane.  I wanted you all to know that I'm feeling much better.  Thank you so much for all your concern.  <3


Cali369 said...

Eeek, that sounds just awful. So glad you're feeling better now.

nail crazy said...

well, the point is that you're better now, i'm glad it's over :-D

Ali'sNailNews said...

I'm so glad you went to the doctor. Strep is awful. I used to get it ALL the time. Seriously. Like every other week. It was awful. It can do really bad things to you if not treated, depending on what type it is. I'm really glad you are feeling better, and I hope you don't have to deal with it again!

For Me, It Works... said...

Glad that you are on the road to recovery!!!

chell said...

i was so worried about you that night.
i keep check twitter to know your condition,
now im glad you feeling better :)

Anonymous said...

omg I am glad you are doing better. That sounds awful.

I love your blog by the way.

MissMidnightBlue said...

I'm so glad you are starting to get better. :)

Anonymous said...

I gave you and award in my blog ;P http://mytraveldiary-karzu.blogspot.com/2011/05/award-3.html

B. Marie said...

I am glad your better now. Strep is nothing to play with. I used to get it all the time when I was a kid, thank God I dont any more (knock on wood). But again, I am happy to hear your doing much better.

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Julie said...

That sucks, I used to have enlarged tonsils and got strep throat once a month in periods untill I had them removed. It's the worst feeling ever... Hope you never get that again!!

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