I felt horrible all week. It started over the weekend with a scratchy throat. I didn't think much of it since it was 30 degrees and snowy. I figured I would try to get in to the doctor on Monday morning if I didn't feel better. Monday morning came and I felt much better so I decide that I didn't need to try to squeeze in a doctor's appointment between work, packing and making a mid afternoon flight. Apparently that was a big mistake.
All week I alternated between an earache, a headache, or a sore throat. At 2:20 this morning I woke up to all 3 and realized that my glands in my neck are also visibly swollen. While I knew my doctor wouldn't make a house call in Arizona, I decided I would try to get a jump on all of the other sick people in the midwest. I placed a call to the office early this morning and was told that I could NOT make an appointment and that the doctor was only seeing "emergency" patients on Friday. What exactly is defined as an emergency I asked? "Oh, you know if you are sick or have a cut or something" was the chirpy response.
So I guess I qualify as an emergency but I have to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow for one of the lottery slots for the emergency sick people. Wish me luck!