It Gets Old

Long story short. I went in last Tuesday to my doctor’s office to be seen for a possible ear infection. The ears were clear, but I most likely had a lingering sinus infection. I opted out of antibiotics because it seemed I was getting better.

By Thursday, the post-nasal drip and swollen lymph nodes returned as they had all December so I agreed to the antibiotics. By Friday morning, I had a fever and body aches. And on Sunday, I was diagnosed with the flu.

Bogus! I even got my shot for the first time in YEARS.

Sunday was not easy. I was on my 3rd day of a low grade fever that wouldn’t quit and remember waking up a number of times during the course of the morning to correct high blood sugars. Around 7:30 am, and after a test yielding a 183 mg/dl, I started feeling really sick to my stomach. My ears started to close up, which is usually a sign that I’m going to 1) throw up or 2) pass out. So I started stumbling to our hall bathroom and ended up falling in the hallway. (On my left shoulder – ouch.) Hubby drove me over to Urgent Care an hour later. An hour and a half in the waiting room, I finally see a doctor, who confirms my flu diagnosis and prescribes Tamiflu.

So, between antibiotics for a sinus infection, an antiviral for the flu, and large amounts of insulin to counter my ketones and high blood sugars, my stomach hasn’t been happy for the last few days. (Tamiflu also names nausea and vomiting as a side affect.)

I’m about half way through the doses of Tamiflu, and the nausea is getting a bit less severe. I even went back to work today for a half day. (Leaving shortly before my first dose of the day was due.)

But this is getting really draining and old. I miss dance. I miss being social. I miss being able to go somewhere and not having to steal away to blow my nose. I had a lot of plans to start going to yoga or seek alternative means of exercise and I haven’t been able to. I’m pretty much done with “taking a break” and want to get back to being active again. (On the bright side, I’m making some headway in my Netflix queue.)

Is this week over yet?


2 thoughts on “It Gets Old

  1. theperfectd says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a rough go of things lately. Suckage. Hopefully this won’t happen again, but I’ve asked my doc to give me an anti-emetic script so I can control the nausea.
    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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