Thursday, April 28, 2011

no no ~~ i bet i'm sicker than you...

gotta get better so i can get the fluffies back out on the trail this weekend.
i was seeing patients today and all of a sudden it hit me:  i started feeling like someone turned the heat up and i got really tired.  i got this weird scratchy feeling in the back of my throat and had a weird dry cough with it.  then i thought to myself, "how many strep throats have i diagnosed and treated in the last 2 weeks?  12?  20?  30?"  the answer is:  a lot.  my nurse did a rapid strep test on me, and no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't imagine away that faint blue line that confirmed that the test was positive.  crap.

i'm the only provider at the clinic, so if i get sick, nobody works.  the rule is, that if you have strep throat, you are contagious until you've been on antibiotics for 24 hours.  i gave myself a shot of penicillin in the butt and seriously i don't know what was worse:  the gag from the throat swab or the shot in the butt.  ouch.  but it should kick in quickly.

the thing that makes me really irritated is that i'm sure i was sicker this afternoon than some of the patients who came into the clinic for treatment.  ugh.  at about 3pm i really just wanted to go home and go to bed.

i wanted to go for a jog with the dogs this afternoon, but i think we will opt for a nap instead.  my throat has a weird itchy-pain that radiates up into my left ear and honestly i'm kinda worn-out feeling.  hopefully i won't be too much of a grump at the clinic tomorrow and hopefully i'll be feeling better.  i hate to waste the weekend feeling yucky.  i'd really like to get some more running miles in.  i'm sure the dogs will drag me out at some point.


  1. Yuck! Sorry to hear that you're sick. And props to you for giving yourself that Elmer's glue shot. A doctor I work with told me he did that as well, but turns out he just place the shot on the counter and backed into it because he was too scared. :)

  2. dude, it's a stinger! i hardly even felt the needle, but it felt like the injection took ~for~ev~er~