Friday, December 26, 2008

Sinus infection

This morning I woke up with wet PJs on. They weren't sopping wet, but wet enough to tell me that I had a sweat.

A sweat upon awakening + not feeling well = fever.

Off to the walk-in clinic I went.

Now I prefer seeing my regular physician, whom I adore, but when I originally called for an appointment she was booked for two weeks. So I drove the half mile down to the clinic, book in hand, and prepared to wait.

There was a fleet of cars in the shopping plaza where the walk-in clinic treats its patients, and I knew damn well that they weren't all going to the 60% off sale at Dress Barn.

I took a deep breath, walked from my car to the clinic, and opened the door.

The waiting room was full.

Good thing I had a really thick book with me. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Amazing, amazing book. I'll be posting a formal review soon.

I had read about 100 or so pages when I was finally called in. I gave the nurse my symptoms: clogged and congested, tingling sensation in my right ear, sore throat, yellow-green mucus. I added that I had been sick on and off since the first week of December. Nurse took a throat culture and went away for a while.

I don't know how long I waited for the doctor; I didn't bring the watch. I never bring a watch to the clinic because I know I'm going to spend a good portion of my life in the waiting room.

Finally, the doctor arrives. She examines my throat, my ears, my sinuses.

Yep, my suspicions were confirmed: sinus infection.

She was very blunt, and scolded me for waiting so long to see a doctor.

Well someone had a Merry Christmas! :P

She gave me a prescription for an antibiotic, and I was on my way. I started the car. Two hours at the clinic.

Went to CVS, got my prescription filled. Yay for $5 generics!

I'm not supposed to take the first dose till supper. One pill every 12 hours. I don't want to wake up at 1:30 AM to take a pill, so I'm starting with the evening meal tonight.

At least I'm on the mend...yay antibiotics!

1 comment:

Yaya said...

Oh yuck, seems everyone is getting sick this year!

Hope you feel better soon!!!!!!!!!