I thought I'd better come do a quick update post. So, Thursday evening was when I had a little bit of a sore throat. For some reason (probably because this one was different from a normal sore throat) I knew I had Strep. Friday it was worse. Mom looked at it and had me popping vitamin C, D, A and whatever else. ;-) Saturday it still wasn't better, so we went into the clinic.
Sure enough, I had strep. Argh. If anyone didn't know, Strep is my absolute most hated sickness ever. I'd rather have the flu than strep. At least with the flu you can eat, drink water, etc, without feeling like an elephant jumped down your throat every time you swallowed...
Any how, they gave me an antibiotic that I'll take for three days. So, by Saturday evening I was feeling better. Part of my problem, too, was that the back of my neck was super stiff and sore. That, naturally, made it all the worse. Sleeping at night was pretty much out of the question. Though, that was partly my fault because I napped too much during the day. Although it felt good at the time (when I woke from the naps, I felt better), it sure didn't help me sleep any better at night! So, basically it was like napping throughout the night...
I'd sleep for an hour or two, wake up, feeling very much awake and ready to go. This was very frustrating, to say the least. I'd get up, read the news, then go back to bed when I felt tired. On Saturday, I only took one nap, and as soon as I felt tired, I'd make myself do something so I wouldn't nap again. So, yesterday I slept really well! (It helped, too, that the antibiotic had started to kick in, and I was taking stuff for my neck.)
This morning I woke up feeling MUCH better. Still a little sore throat-ed, but certainly nothing like before. Haven't needed a nap, was able to eat pretty well... it was great except that my throat decided to go dry on me. Don't know how it happened because I have probably drunk gallons of water by now... Ok, maybe not gallons, but almost! It was weird, actually. I'd take a drink of water, go do some stuff, and just a few minutes later need another sip! In 15 minutes I'd downed one glass of water already. Crazy, crazy. Ok,sorry.. I just realized that you probably aren't interested in reading all that. I'd erase it, but who knows? Maybe someone knows a solution to the dry-throat-all-the-time?
In any case, tomorrow is the last day for the antibiotics (I keep spelling it "anitbiotics"). So, I should be up and running.. well, maybe not running.. but... yeah.
So, thank you for your prayers! I really appreciated it! :-)
In Christ's Service,