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Opened the window and in flew Enza...

I am now on day #9 of The Flu From Hades and his Opportunistic Sinus Infection Band. Yes, nine freaking days! The last time I was sick for this long, it was mononucleosis. In high school.

I've talked to my doctor twice. Twice, he's said that I just need to let it run its course (the flu part, that is—he gave me antibiotics for the sinus infection). But after this long, I'm starting to get kinda scared. And when I tried to call my doctor again today, his receptionist said that he's not in today. I'm now wondering if I should try to go to the urgent care center. On the one hand, they will probably just say the same thing my doctor has said. On the other, what if this is something besides just a flu/sinus infection?

Hmm. Well, on the whole, it's probably better to go ahead and go to the urgent care center. Yeah, it could be a wasted trip, but that's actually a good thing.

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kiltcheck
Apr. 29th, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
Sure. Go to urgent care and get everyone else sick there too and get told to go home, rest, drink plenty of fluids, and let it run its course.

Edited at 2013-04-29 06:36 pm (UTC)
tygenco_x
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
Not sure if it's any sort of consolation, but I've got a nasty sinus ick that keeps trying to lodge itself in my throat. Other symptoms are my ears being plugged, stuffy nose, and general Bleh. And when I talk, I sound rather a lot like the character Roz from Monsters Inc.

On top of that, part of one of my back teeth decided to break yesterday so now my tongue keeps getting stabbed. Fanfrakkingtastic, I say.

*sends kleenex and digital hugs*
neo_tanuki
Apr. 30th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon!
ebenbrooks
May. 1st, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I've been told by my doctor that, if after I'm done with the antibiotic I still have symptoms, I should definitely go in for testing. I've got four days left on the antibiotic.

Thanks.
neo_tanuki
May. 1st, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you want to chat again later this week. I have a guest coming over this evening but may be free tomorrow or Friday.
ebenbrooks
May. 2nd, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I will. Thanks.
chorale
Apr. 30th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Take care! *hugs*
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