Monday, March 15, 2010

Back from the Antibiotic Netherworld

Can you believe I'm still sick? Yep. I was taking a Zpack when I last posted and got better for whopping 3 days before I started to feel sick again. Those of you who get sick a lot(like me) know what that is. I hate taking antibiotics, in fact I really don't like taking any kind of medication. You know those prescription drug commercials that come on during the news? When they get to the part where they have to say what the side affects are, I nod my head. Because I am always in that 30% of people or that 10% or whatever number they mention that reported side effects in trial studies. Anyway, I started to feel sick again about a week after my last pill but I tried to ward it off by the magic of "denial". Didn't work. When I finally admitted to myself that I was sick again, I thought I would just weather through and try to fight it off on my own. I thought,"hey, I don't have to work and I don't have any kids to take care of. I can just rest, drink a lot and stay in the house and I'll be up and at 'em again by next week. That didn't work either. Finally when I was realizing that it was getting worse and the husband woke up one morning complaining of a nasty sore throat, I broke down and made an appointment for the both of us with my doctor. So we're both taking a ten day round of amoxicillan. I'm finally beginning to feel human again while poor MrPea is in the thick of it. I hate antibiotics. Not for any particular reason. It's actually the only kind of medication I can take and not be in the whatever percent of people who have side effects. I just hate taking them because it means I can't be out in the sun too much and then I can't go look for shark teeth. I can't do it anyway because, well, I'm sick , it's REALLY windy right now and the air is full of pollen but I need something to blame.

It's the same story every winter. It gets cold and I get sick in one way or another. And here I was celebrating another year of not having cancer crap to do. My body will never be the same I guess. Since I can finally stand up and walk around without feeling like I'm going to die I've decided to go get my nails done. I always do my own nails. I go get a pedicure maybe once a year because I can do just as good a job as they can at my house for free but I really need to do something nice for myself--- we've been living like 2 zombies for the past couple weeks. Take care of yourself internets. That's my advice to you.


heartinsanfrancisco said...

I think Blogger swallowed my first comment.

Oh, poor baby. That's way too long to be sick. I'm glad you're beginning to feel better, though. Thankfully you don't live in a vicious winter climate.

Sometimes a girl just needs to get a pedicure. It makes everything better.

madge said...

you DO deserve a pedicure!


Mariposa said...

I can soooo relate as I had a similar experience early this year.

Sending you some HUGS. Hope you get better soon!

Anonymous said...

Hope you and Mr. Pea are finally better. Enjoy the weekend!!


Laurie said...

A couple of weeks ago I had a pedicure and a facial both in the same day. When she was done, I was spent, so I came home and napped in the sun.

I hope you are feeling better.


SUEB0B said...

I hope you're feeling better by now!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Are you OK? It's been a long time and I miss you.

Beauty by Roos said...

Hope you are getting better.

Syneloi said...

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