Admitting Defeat

I made it over two years without having to go to the doctor for being sick. Back in August, I caught a cold because I was running myself ragged after we bought the local Orange leaf, but I managed to bounce back with no doctor intervention. This time, I had to admit defeat and found myself at the doctor’s office at 8:15 this morning.

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I started feeling not myself on Saturday after Emma Kate’s party but didn’t feel sick just yet. Sunday morning we rested and hung out with family, and by Sunday night I was feeling really crummy.

Monday I still felt bad but powered through with Tylenol and even went for a walk with EK and my sister. Apparently it al made my body very unhappy, because I woke up in the middle of the night with fever, chills, a terrible cough, and no voice. My sister was nice enough to take the baby to daycare this morning and to drive me to the doctor where I was given a Z pack, nose spray, Claritin, cough medicine, and two (very painful!) shots in the rear. I was able to rest and nap on and off all afternoon, and while I still feel really crummy, I am not feeling as bad as I was last night or this morning. I haven’t had a sinus infection in years and forgot how they knock me on my butt.

I hate how being sick puts me so behind, as if I don’t feel behind enough right now as it is. Hoping I can bounce back quickly and get back on track. I haven’t run in almost a week! Time to go eat some soup and drink some Sprite. (PS- I know there is nothing scientific about drinking sprite when you are sick, but it’s what I always did growing up and it just makes me feel better! anyone else?)

QOTD: When is the last time you were sick? Do you fight going to the doctor? Ever had a steroid shot?

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Comments

  1. So sorry you are sick Heather! Hope the meds kick in soon! As a preschool teacher and mom of two school aged kids I feel like the germs fly at me from every direction lol! I usually get a sinus infection at least twice a year. Not fun!

  2. Haha I completely forgot about Sprite! I drank ginger ale a lot too when I was sick. There must be something with the carbonation : ) Hope you get better soon!

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I had the flu over Christmas after being with family and it made its rounds very quickly and packed quite a punch.

  4. Yuck, I am SO sorry! Feel better soon!!

  5. Ugh. Being sick is the worst! I try to avoid the doctor, as well, though I do go to a chiropractor every couple of weeks. The last time I went to the doctor was about five years ago. I was working a new job in an office and caught strep. It was the most miserable I’ve been in a long time. Thank God for Z-packs. I hope you feel better!

  6. Totally, the only time I got sprite or 7up when I was young was if I was sick, and that is still the only time I want it!

  7. yuck on being sick. the dr always tells me to use a nose spray but i just cant make myself do it. looks like you have some great meds to knock it out though. i havent been sick in a while but i dont want to jinx myself!

  8. Feel better! I always drank ginger ale when I had upset stomachs as a kid.

  9. I feel your pain!! I had to give in and go to the doctors yesterday.. I don’t get sick often, but when I do it is ugly! Hope you feel better soon 🙂

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  1. Admitting Defeat

    I made it over two years without having to go to the doctor for being sick. Back in August, I caught