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Being Sick Isn't Fun…

Penicillin.jpgSo, I’ve been pretty much out of commission for the last week. I woke up early on Monday morning raring to go and hit the ground running.
I had a busy week ahead of me with lots to do:annual performance reports to be written, a friend leaving our team and Arizona all together to say goodbye to, Sand Volleyball games, basketball practice, family reunion dinners, 4 wheeling, and finally the week was to end with a 3X3 basketball tournament. NONE of that happened. When I woke up I knew immediately that something was wrong. My eye was hard to open and see out of. Sure enough after a quick check in the mirror I knew I had pink eye. I was waiting patiently at the CVS Minute clinic with in a few hours of waking. I got my prescription and headed home confident that I’d do some work and be back in the office in 24 hours…. boy was I wrong. On Monday my eye just kept getting worse and worse. I didn’t spend a lot of time on the computer because my eye was tearing so badly. I did do a few conference calls but that was about all I could muster. On Tuesday I set up an appointment first thing in the morning with an eye doctor because my entire eye had swollen up and turned a much darker red. As it turns out the eye doctor confirmed that I had the viral form of conjunctivitis… a much more rare form but much longer lasting and more contagious. Unfortunately the antibiotic eye drops don’t do anything for this form of pink eye and I just had to “let it run its course”. Early Wednesday morning I awoke in the middle of the night with a bad fever and chills and hardly got any sleep. I also started getting a really bad sore throat. By late Wednesday morning I was taking 600 mg of Advil every 6 hours just for the pain with my throat. Fast forward a day and though I was sleeping constantly and alternating Tylenol & Advil I was so sore all over and the fevers were still causing me a bunch of issues. Fearing that I might have strep throat I headed back to the Minute clinic this morning and through a simple swab on the back of my throat they confirmed that I indeed have strep throat. The attending nurse practitioner said that I was the most contagious person that she had seen in a very long time. Oh… and I had an ear infection.