What a start to a new year. It has to improve from here. I started feeling bad on 12/31. I thought, “Oh no. Not just in time for New Year’s Eve.” Well yes, actually. I was hoarse and my eyes were burning but I did indeed manage to stay up until 12:01 am 1/1/18 with my 12-year-old son, much to his delight.
I have gone to the local urgent care center three times since 1/1. I’ve seen an eye doctor. I FINALLY got a strong antibiotic yesterday. And finally, I think I’ve turned the corner. In this process, I have had the worst case of pink eye that I’ve ever seen or had, had a painful cough. I am SO tired of this – I don’t have time for this – lol, or the energy.
One thing I’ve learned from this is that I need to speak up, repeatedly if necessary, until I am heard. When I went to the urgent care center the first time, I told them I had an eye infection and a sinus infection. All they gave me was an antibiotic, which the eye doctor later told me would have done nothing. They ignored the sinus infection, and I was too miserable from the eye infection to think about it at the time. Next time, I’m going to repeat myself firmly until I’m heard! I know my body better than they do!
At any rate, I’ve only had three doses of the antibiotic but it definitely seems to be working. Such a relief. After eighteen days of being fairly miserable for one reason or another, the idea of feeling normal again is exciting. Being me might be a good thing again!