Knocked on My Butt. Again.

Strep is back in the house and of course I’m the only one to get it. I had the worst case of my life in January and it took a couple rounds of antibiotics to clear it up.┬áTim came down with strep in Feb and apparently it’s my turn again.

Yes, we wash our hands, yes we have new toothbrushes.

I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago due to joint pain and I think it’s related to the strep. He ran a lot of blood tests which all came back ok. The pain responded well to an NSAID which I quit taking a week ago. I was feeling good enough to make plans to start running again on Monday. ┬áLike magic it flared up as I came down with this case and I’m miserable waiting for the antibiotics to work their magic.

Funny how I grew up in that period where they decided tonsil removal wasn’t a great idea and now in my thirties I’m being told, “It’s too bad you didn’t have your tonsils out as a kid, because it’s really going to hurt now.” Great.

Yesterday was a complete waste. I was on the couch in and out of consciousness waking up only to take the 2yo to the bathroom and to break up arguments when they got too far out of hand. Optimal parenting, I tell you.

Today doesn’t look much better, but we have to at least do Aidan’s make up work for the missed school day.

If you need me, I’ll be on the couch.

Bring popsicles and don’t mind the mess.

6 comments ↓

#1 Heather @ Not a DIY Life on 03.13.10 at 8:00 am

I had my tonsils out when I was 17 and they said the same thing. I had it done with lasers and that was 20+ years ago, and really, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. If the tonsils need to come out, then do it. The year I had mine out was the year of strep for me. Once they were out, I haven’t had strep since.

Hope you’re better soon!

#2 ThatBobbieGirl on 03.13.10 at 9:47 am

Ya know what? I had mine out in first grade and it hurt like crazy and I was very traumatized and scared out of my wits and never forgot it, so don’t let anyone tell you it would have been better to do it back then.

And I still had strep and ear infections, even to this day — so I’m not even convinced it was the right thing to do.

We’ve managed to cure strep, ear infections and sinus infections without pharmaceutical drugs for several years now. Even a case of pneumonia. It’s not for everyone, but it can be done.

#3 Rick on 03.13.10 at 9:56 am

Get feeling better, it’s taken forever for me to rid myself of my cold. Doesn’t help when everyone in the house has it.

#4 Angela on 03.13.10 at 1:26 pm

I had my tonsils out when I was 20… it sucks bad! It took me a good month to get bad to normal and I lost LOTS of weight, but I had a few things go wrong that delayed my getting back to normal. It helped out a ton and am very glad to have them gone.

#5 Bridget on 03.14.10 at 4:29 pm

Same thing happened to me. Luckily one of my friends is an ENT and she was able to do a coblation tonsillectomy, which is supposed to have a little better recovery. Before my surgery, I searched and searched for a play-by-play of the post-op healing but couldn’t find anything. So I wrote one: http://theiveyleague.com/2010/03/03/coblation-tonsillectomy/ Hope something in there will be helpful! And hope you do well with the surgery.

#6 Musings of a Housewife on 03.16.10 at 12:18 pm

Oh girl. I’m so sorry to hear you’re down and out again. It’s the WORST. I’m finally feeling like I’m back in the land of the living. I’d be so upset if I got brought down again like this. ((hug))

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