I have been sick. Sick with what you may ask? And I would answer. I don’t know. I can’t say this doesn’t feel good, or this doesn’t feel good. Instead, all I have to offer is I have a high fever and I feel wretched when it hits. I have had a fever for approximately 15 days.
On day 2, I was in the ER and diagnosed with a poorly timed (because of surgery) viral infection. I was lead to believe a few days of rest and I would be good as new and warned to watch for secondary infections. And maybe that worked till this past Tuesday. I sat in class and felt it as my temp revved up and my feeling declined. We toy’ed with the ER but really my ER sucks. We called the on call dr who suggested calling family physician.
Fast forward to Thursday still feeling like rancid dead meat and called family doc. Was encouraged to be “tougher” and it could take upto 14 days with much emphasis made out that day 14 I would be 100% spot on all better. Friday, I could barely get myself out of bed because of the pain in my joints from my fever. Through the day I felt more and more declining. So I called my gyn who performed the surgery and told them everything. They immediately told me to go to bed, started an antibiotic treatment, drink drink drink and call Monday with an update.
My update…I am five doses in. Still running fevers between 100-102. My joints ache like I cannot even describe. I woke up today hopeful that it would be better. I typically am an attitude person. A good attitude a good feeling so I tried to have a good attitude and it felt good…for awhile. Went to do my grocery run (the first in almost two weeks) and felt gaggy. Wouldn’t you know it I puked massive amounts while driving safely on the road. Came home ate lunch and spiked a fever of 101. I went to my bed and quietly cried because at this point it doesn’t feel like I will ever feel better. I never get sick and I have never felt this poorly in my life.
I am counting down the minutes until I can call that doctor’s office tomorrow and update them. And deathly afraid I will be told to toughen up. Especially given the fact that It has been over two weeks now that I have been feeling down. I feel horrible and I have been missing from here because what free time I have had where I felt slightly able to produce I did homework, grading or took a shower.