I am sick. I hate being sick. I especially hate sore throats.
My throat is so bad, I can't swallow. I literally have to collect the spit in my mouth and spit it into a kleenex. It is incredibly gross. I have the post nasal drip of a pack a day smoker. Everytime I swallow, pain shoots through my neck and right up into my ear. It is horrific. I hate it. HATE IT!
I finally agreed to go to the Walk In Clinic today. That has to tell you hor horrible I feel, since I never go. I have been to the point where I thought I might have broken bones, and I will wait "just one more day" to see if it gets better. Usually, it does.
So, last night was horrible. I don't take meds. I rarely take tylenlol for headaches. I will take some when I am sick, usually just to help me get a good night's sleep. Over the last couple of days, I have been taking 2 extra strength Advils every 3 hours, daytime cold meds, night time cold meds, and sinus meds. Finally, I couldn't take it much more. I can't even talk today, my jaw and throat hurts too much.
I have to say, the clinic was fast. I don't even know the name of the doctor. I was third in, and I was completely done within 15 minutes. I now have anibiotics that will take about 36 hours to work.
So, I have another day and a half before I start not feeling like a big bag of crap. I can't eat or drink, but don't really want to. I can't sleep, because I involuntarily swallow in my sleep, and the kids won't let me. I have to work, and clean and get groceries. It is also Family Day, so I feel an inherent need to do something meaningful and fun with my kids. More than just not yelling at them.
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for now. As in "Kill me. Now."