I Haz A Staph Infection

As of today, I’ve been sick for 8 weeks.  A frustratingly long time.  I didn’t know what was wrong with me until Sunday when the ENT specialist called to tell me it’s a staph infection in my throat.  Thankfully not the “bad” staph.  So for 8 weeks I’ve dealt with a constant sore throat, headaches, lack of appetite, exhaustion, & low grade fevers.  Ridiculous.  After 4 visits to the doctor [3 to my regular family doctor & one to the ENT last Thursday] I finally have a diagnosis.

I started antibiotics yesterday morning but had an allergic reaction that got worse after taking the 2nd pill last night.  I had to use my emergency inhaler to open my airways and take Benadryl to counteract the extreme itchiness.  The breathing thing was scary and I’m still not back to 100%.  I will start a different antibiotic tomorrow night [the ENT said to immediately throw out the first one and wait 48 hours before starting the new one].

The highlight of the past 2 months was the 5k mud run I did with Abbie.  Other than that I’ve been going to work, eating, & sleeping.  Like literally nothing else.  Working full days started taking a toll last month so I started going to bed as early at 6pm and sleeping hours and hours of my weekends away.  Total nerd life.  For the past 2 workdays [Friday & today] I had to leave at noon to come home & sleep.  My husband Jim has been a saint through all this ♥ ♥ ♥ – I love you soooooooooooooooooooo much, hubby!!!  I hope the 2nd antibiotic helps me and that by next week I’ll be feeling like my old self.

With that said, I still feel lucky.  With all the bad, awful, heart wrenching things going on in the world today, 2 months of being sick is nothing.  Every day I am thankful for my life, my husband, my job, my house, my family, my pets, my friends, my car, & [usually] my health.  Every day.

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6 Comments

  1. Viele viele liebe Grüsse.
    Get well soon my Schwester.

  2. I’m so glad you got diagnosed at last! And sorry that you had a reaction to the antibiotics. You’ve been through a lot! I hope you get well fast and can tolerate the new meds. I agree, the world sucks right now. Especially the US part. We will get through it. Too bad there’s not an antibiotic for what ails our country! GET WELL!!

    • Totally agree! our country needs a heavy dose. And thanks, hope you and Eric & the cats and Duke have all been well!

  3. So glad, finally!!!, someone has been able to figure out what’s been wrong with you all these weeks. 8 WEEKS! o.m.g! And then to have an allergic reaction to the medication was really adding insult to injury. Fingers crossed that the 2nd med does its thing w/o making you sicker.
    Anyway, I read your blog and was (still am) feeling SO sorry for you, but then the picture of you spread eagled on the ground appeared – and it cracked me up – again!
    Get well!

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