I thought I caught a cold at Christmas. Maybe. What I definitely have now is an upper respiratory infection. I expressed my concerns that this might be the case last night to Mom, and we agreed if my doctor's office was open we'd try to get seen today. His office was indeed open, and he had an opening at 10am, so I went and he confirmed my diagnosis (I've had them before I knew the symptoms), and after a short stop for ice cream, and at the pharmacy I'm home and in short order will be taking a much needed nap.
For the last several days I've been
treating my "cold" with sudafed, airborne, lots of water, and rest. Most
of my sleep has been in 1-2 hour bursts where I wake up feeling like I
haven't slept, and my throat is on fire.
Mom feared strep (which
I am immune to, but CAN be a carrier for) so we did elimination testing
for that. She was visibly relieved when we were told it was definitely
I'm on a mid-level dose of antibiotics, because when I
had bi-lateral pneumonia in June 2015, I was on SUPER INTENSE IV
antibiotics and now my body laughs at the basic tier stuff.
we were out and about we stopped at Half Price Books where Mom picked
up a new journal, and then went to a pharmacy (not MY pharmacy) where
she attempted to transfer her medications because her insurance is no
longer playing with her pharmacy of choice for 20 years. While we were
there, I got the flu shot because my doctor does not offer it in office,
and then we found out at my pharmacy we could have done it there for
cheaper. Well now we know for next year.
At this point I'm
waiting for Mom to return from picking up a Lego set for me at Walmart
that was an irresistible sale price online (almost half-price), which
put it just within my reach. I gave Mom my cash, set up the order, and
she paid with her card, and is now retrieving it from the store, since
it was a pay online, pick up in store deal.
I really want a
nap, but so does Mom, so I'm going to wait for her return because I feel
it would be unfair for me to go to sleep while all she has wanted was a
nap since about 10:30 this morning. So, in trying not to be a jerk, I
will wait for her return, thank her for her assistance again, and
encourage her to nap, while I prepare to do the same.