Thursday, April 19, 2007

Strep Throat

I have had a nagging sore throat for the last four days. I am just getting over a cold, so I attributed it to post nasal drip, or just the end of a cold. That is until Tuesday night(morning) at three a.m. when I woke up with what felt like a huge lump in my throat. I could'nt even swallow. I gargled with salt water, drank some water and went back to bed. The throat pain was not getting any better, and I was finding it diffiucult to eat(I know, the Horror), so I called to make an appoinment with my doc. They couldn't get me in until Friday. I thought I could tough it out, but today the pain is pretty bad and I a found it very difficult to swallow, even liquids. I got up and went to work(why do I always do this?) but went straight to the Urgent Care when someone else came in. The diagnosis? Yup, Strep throat. No wonder it hurts! I feel terrible because that means I was contagious when I met up with my Blogger friends at Disneyland last weekend. I'm sorry girls! I truly thought I had a normal, run of the mill cold going on. My throat didn't even start hurting until Monday night. I was very careful not to share water with anyone, but I was blowing my nose like crazy and there wasn't always oppurtunities for me to wash my hands. I sure hope I didn't infect anyone. I will feel terrible. I'm off to post a message on our Yahoo group, then to bed. Strep. Yuck.


Kathy and Joel said...

I'm right there with ya, sister. Rest well.

Janice said...

Sorry to hear you are so sick. Sounds like you had quite a week though and your body is taking you down for it. hehe. You did a good job of trying not to expose us so I still have hope no one else catches it. But if my throat starts hurting I'm going to the doc right away. :-) Feel better. Then keep in touch. It was so nice to meet you!
PS: I'm only 90n miles away, not too far for an occasional get-together.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Ugg! Bummer