Sunday, February 20, 2011

Midnight Update

It's almost midnight, and I just got home from a nearly 4-hour jaunt to the Urgent Care at the local hospital. Lovely little place, where you have to wait and triage through the E.R. and sit in a room packed with other sick people, bleeding children, and feverish babies. It was made even more of an 'experience' by the poor lady who was crying, howling in pain, and violently dry heaving in the waiting room while screaming, "help me! help me" and "oh my head!" I felt SO BAD for her, really. And the fact that she was still there after an hour and twenty minutes. (She was not alone, though, and I did notify a nurse who said they had it covered). Anyway, unpleasant at best, but at least I wasn't her.

Turns out that while I probably had/have the flu, I also have a severe sinus infection and an ear infection. So I came home with a two week round of antibiotics, some steroids, and YAY! pain medication!!! I am so happy to finally, FINALLY be free of that horrible, miserable headache I've had for days, unable to sleep through the pain even with over the counter stuff. As soon as I walked in the door I took one of those prescription pills, and now am sipping Sleepytime tea and winding down for bed.

At least now I am on the path to recovery. The doctor said there is no way this sinus infection would have resolved itself had I waited, so I am glad I went in. It was worth the wait just to get rid of that headache so I can finally get some sleep tonight.

Goodnight!

12 comments:

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Yay for pain medication. I hope you get some good rest now. Good thing you went even though it sounded like a long nightmarish kind of wait!!

~Margene

Anonymous said...

I hope you get well soon !!!

MizFit said...

hugshugshugs.

Carla

Val N. said...

Glad you'll be able to get some rest. Get well soon!

Anne H said...

Bless your dear (sleeping) heart!

Lynna said...

When I get sick like that, all I want is for somebody to soothingly say,"poor baby. poor, poor little baby". (Yeh right! The ex NEVER did that! ha) At any rate, sending you one comforting, "Poor Baby" and healing thoughts.

R. Reed said...

Hope you feel better super soon! I really detest going to the ER at anytime, when you already feel bad seeing people in pain and seemingly not getting the help they need is just depressing and makes you feel even worse.

Chubby McGee said...

Get better, better, better.

Big hugs!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Ouch! I was gonna bring your a pot of chicken noodle soup but my chickens started giving me the stink-eye something fierce. Feel better...

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Steelers6 said...

Yikes! Well, glad you will soon be on the upswing.

I CAN'T believe your dinner party wasn't cancelled due to illness....sheesh! I'm thinking you won't be too eager to go there again anytime soon. Aw.

Hope princess is staying healthy!
Chrissy

twiggy said...

No way the sinus infection would have resolved? So...was he saying that without treatment you would have died?

Interesting...

I'm glad you're on the mend :) Can't wait to read the first "I feel human!" post! I know from recent experience that being sick + not being able to sleep just doesn't make for a quick recovery!