Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just Following Doctor's Orders

I went to the doctor today and I had to break the bad news to Mr. Monkeygirl.  I am no longer allowed to kiss him.  Honestly, I'm just following doctor's orders.  Dr. B's exact words were "Do not kiss anyone!  Well, unless you really hate them, then kiss away."

Apparently I do not have strep.  I was convinced that is what I had but then again my background isn't in medicine so what do I know!  I have a virus.  And generally, nothing is given for viruses.  However, Dr. B decided that he liked me and didn't want to kill me so he gave me a prescription.  It seems that most people he has seen with this virus who were told to let it run its course, have ended up in the hospital with a serious case of pneumonia.  Wouldn't that be a pleasant way to spend the holidays? Not!

So I left with a script for antibiotics and allergy medication.  Apparently my efforts to self-prescribe a cure were not too far off.  The allergy medication is supposed to reduce the inflammation in my ears and throat and the antibiotics will kill the bad stuff.  I hope it works soon, I really would like to be able to kiss again!


NV said...

You poor thing! Get better! And thank God you have a dcotor with a brain, who doesn't decide to wait until you need to be admitted to the hospital to do something. (Like mine.)

We must be doing some serious brain-sharing. I started getting sick Thursday. Battled it off and on and it finally took over about mid-morning yesterday. I think it's an ear infection so I'm treating accordingly.

MonkeyGirl said...

I thought it was an ear infection as well and the OTC meds I took made it feel even worse! But like you said, you have to love a doctor with a sense of humor and compassion!

sewwhat? said...

Hope you are on the mend and have begun to lick the nasty virus. Hope the monkeyblanket helped keep you warm and cozy in your convalesence (sp???).

MonkeyGirl said...

Sewwhat? - The blankie is awesome!!! I feel much better today.