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I am completely miserable, San Diego.

I am quarantined for the next 24 hours, and it sucks.

I started getting a sore throat on Sunday night, and it just got worse all day yesterday. Due to the ferocity and lack of other symptoms, I had a sneaking suspicion that it was strep. Well, self-diagnosis correct! Confirmed by my doctor this morning. I don't know that I've ever been more displeased about being right before...

Seriously, you guys. The Doc didn't even swab me. She looked at my tonsils, said "Gah!" and then wrote me a prescription.

Right now I just feel like an idiot for not going to the doctor yesterday when I suspected it in the first place. I thought about it, but told myself to just tough it out and see if it was an allergy-related thing that would go away. Now, I've exposed a bunch of people to a really contagious and unpleasant illness and I feel like an ass.

I'm going to feel really awful if M gets sick. I came home from work and he and I hung out, talked, and looked at a bunch of his old pictures while I sipped whiskey. Shut up. Don't judge me. I'm Irish, it's a remedy of my Grandma's, and it friggen worked.

He just texted me and said that I should rest and that he feels fine. Nothing coming on, and that I shouldn't worry about it. I still feel like a tool.

Despite the guiltfest, it was really nice to be able to sit next to and snuggle with someone when I was feeling so crappy. He asked me to stay the night, so I slept over and I slept really well. Until this morning, when I woke up in a cold sweat and decided that I had definitely pushed my luck too far and needed to be in my own bed, if not at the doctor's office.

Ugh. The pills I have make me really nauseous too. Thank goodness I only have to take them once a day instead of your standard antibiotics. I was really worried about taking them though, because I'm allergic to most antibiotics, and drug allergies are nothing to mess with. Especially when you consider how low my blood pressure usually is. I would not pass go, would not collect $200, and would go straight into anaphalactic shock.

I just don't want to fucking sit inside all day, but going out into public would be irresponsible since I'm still contagious until noon tomorrow. So, I guess it's a day of violent films, old school Nintendo and incessant bitching.

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Apr. 21st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Isn't the incubation time two weeks for streps? Which would mean that if M gets sick it doesn't have to be because of yesterday. (If that makes you feel less an ass) You really shoudn't beat yourself up about it.

Hope you feel better soon.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Why didn't you get the shot instead? You would be fine by the next day unlike the RX where that takes a couple of days. IDK.
I used to get strep ALL the time and I never once got a RX for it. WEIRD
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