For over a week now, I have been sick, down with a nasty cough, sore throat, congestion and fatigue like I haven’t had since I was in high school. It’s like a mini version of mono. When I had been home sick for 4 days, my mother asked me “have you gone to the doctor?” and of course I said “no.” You see, like so many others, I figured I had a bad cold. I missed four days of work, and then on Saturday started to feel a lot better. Through the week, Melody was sick off and on; one day fine, the next coughing & hacking, the next fine, the next running a fever. On Saturday she seemed to be feeling better too.
So we went to a birthday party with 20 kids and their parents. I know, I know.
By Monday, I was back to work, but Melody was doing really poorly and I took off work to take her to the doctor and get some additional rest myself. Because of course, I was starting to not feel great again. Melody has an ear & throat infection. My husband said “since you have the same symptoms, don’t you think it’s possible you both have the same thing?” But I ignored him like any good wife does.
To cut this story short, I finally went to the doctor today after working only partial days this week so far. I have really got to get better! I now have SIX prescriptions to deal with the virus (cold) that is in my throat and the sinus infection in my ears and nose.
I should have just listened to my mother in the first place!