I’ve been sick for the last three days; three days of lying on the couch, three days of wishing there was such a thing as chicken noodle soup or grilled cheese & tomato soup delivery and three days of dying slowly inside because I can’t be outside.
It all started when I woke up on Sunday and had a sore throat and runny nose, so I napped and was lazy for the rest of the day because I had to be on my A-game for a big meeting the next morning.
However, on Monday morning I woke up and my right eye was goopy and red. Of course, my first instinct is to think that I have pink eye, because, obviously, God hates me.
I texted my boss saying that I will work from home that day and will teleconference in to the meeting at 9am. Thank goodness she agreed, so I began to think that things were looking up.
On my way to the doctor after the meeting, I kept looking at my eye in the mirror thinking that maybe it wasn’t actually pink eye because it wasn’t super red anymore and it wasn’t really all that goopy either. WIN!
But I spoke too soon. After waiting for my physician to come in, she takes a look at my eyes, ears, nose, and throat and determines that I do not, in fact, have bacterial pink eye with cold-like symptoms, but a much more contagious viral eye infection along with inflamed ears, sinuses, throat and lymph nodes.
The good news, she tells me, is that I might start seeing things improve in 3 – 5 days. If not, my eye might start to look like hamburger meat and I should come back in. My first thought was, “Well, OBVIOUSLY!!!” followed by, “No sh*t, Sherlock!!”
So, basically what this all amounts to is me dying slowly on my couch for the past couple of days. My conditions got worse and now it seems that both eyes are now infected and I’ve got a cough that would wake up Sleeping Beauty and a runny nose that could fill the Nile.
Being that it’s now Wednesday, you can understand my frustration that I still haven’t seen any symptoms subside. So it looks like I’ve got day 4 and day 5 to see improvement, or I’ll be the hamburger-meat-for-an-eye girl…
Sure I’m being a little over-dramatic, but, really, I’ve got nothing else to do for amusement.
Until next time,
aka C. Brooks