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This past Wednesday morning, I awoke at 7:30 am with a sore throat. Normally, for most people, that would not cause too much alarm, but for me, since I am normally a very healthy person and am a strep carrier, I was a little worried. And just as I suspected, my sore throat kept getting more sore as the day progressed. I didn't even have a cold, nobody in my family was sick, so as evening nearned, I decided to go into the ER. My husband reluctantly drove me there. The doctor did a test for strep that came out negative, but I knew better. Christmas Eve, 2008 the very same thing happened. So I was sent home without antibiotics, but I demanded pain medicine, as I couldn't even swallow my own spit. It hurt like my throat was on fire. That night I did not sleep well due to the pain and of course, the meds did not work, they made me even more awake.
The next morning, I was horrified at how my throat looked when I glanced at it in the mirror using a flashlight. My father drove me back to the ER while Jon got the older kids up for school, and arranged for our youngest to spend the day at Grandmas. This time the doctor said my throat definitely looked to be strep. He said my throat had red and white blisters and ulcers as well as blood. Lots of red streaks and my Uvula.....(that little red thingy that hangs down in the back of your throat) was swollen. It resembled a red polka-dotted Easter egg. T was sent home with anti-biotics this time and stronger pain killers. I threw them up three times before I could keep one down. So it was arranged that I would stay the night at my folk's home so my precious Mommy could take care of me. I am so very lucky and blessed to have her. I was up quite a bit of the night last night, too because of pain, fever and nausea.
Todaywhen I got up at 6am, I was not any better, so again I went to the doctor (hubby drove me, but absolutely thinks I am crying wolf, what a jerk.) Anyway, this time they took my blood to test for Mono. After all of this I kind of hope it is just to show my husband what a jerk he has been. Why would anyone plot a 'fake illness' like this.....I am not that good of an actress. It certainly was and IS real. Good news is that I was finally able to eat something tonight, hold down my meds and I hope to God I will get to sleep tonight.....but then again, those pain meds might just keep me awake. Ahhhhhhhh. Life. I miss my little boy.