Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

April 11, 2011

Sickness

Filed under: At home — Janice @ 10:37 pm

Being sick always takes me by surprise. I wish it would get with me and make an appointment so I can clear my schedule for it a little better. It also bugs me that I can’t find a few hours in a week to do something I really want to do, yet, suddenly, I can take four days to sleep?

I’ve been sick since Thursday night and no one has given me a definitive answer on what it is, only what it is not. I assume it was some sort of stomach flu since all the symptoms do seem to match. I can’t remember when I last had a fever at all and this one was a doozy. I came home from work Thursday night after already having some symptoms, but not recognizing them as such, and I thought “GOOD GOD how cold has Mark set that thermostat this time?” and I headed to raise the temperature. When I saw it was reasonably set at 75, I realized there was a reason I was freezing and took my temperature and it was over 100. So I took myself to one of these late night clinics and that was probably a good thing to do as I got sicker by the minute.

She gave me antibiotics, which I rarely take because it never EVER seems to be something that antibiotics can treat. And, sure enough, when I got the results of the tests, it still didn’t appear to be a bacterial infection, but they told me to finish them, so I will.

There were a lot of things I liked about this clinic being available to me at the late hour and lots of things I did not like about this clinic (losing my urine sample and making me come back for another being at the top of the list), but all in all it was a good thing they were there because I know if they hadn’t, I would have been too sick to call the doctor on Friday morning or I reluctantly would have and they would have hemmed and hawed and finally said his first available was in 3 weeks. Yes, that’s what happened when I called the morning after fainting in the kitchen.

So after 3 days of sleeping I hoped I had turned a corner, but I got up in time for work this morning and sat upright for a full hour and couldn’t get the energy to take a shower or even put on clothes on a dirty body, so I decided another sick day was in order. I slept away another day and now I’m more certain I can make it tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I am on the lookout for an old-fashioned doctor that actually has time to see patients that have emergencies and then follow-up to see if the patient lived through it.

2 Comments »

  1. Everybody has been worrying about you. When you are going at both ends and have chills and fever you know you are sick-unto-death and sometimes wish the end would come and put you out of your misery. So glad you are feeling some better.

    Comment by Pat — April 13, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

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