April 7th, 2009

handholding

Ho boy

I feel like I've been brought back from the very edge of death. THANK YOU STEROIDS! I can't tell you how close I was to going to the ER yesterday. The pain went well beyond 'worst sore throat of my life' and into 'how long would it take to kill me if I slit my wrists'. It was that bad, like ... THAT bad. I probably wouldn't have slept at all last night if I didn't have those steroids.

But thanks to my mother's wonderful nursing connections and a 25 year friendship with an outstanding doctor, I was given a perscription for steroids without having to pay for another appointment. Thank Merlin for that. If I'm lucky, the bill for the 2 visits to the clinic I had last week won't come until after D*C, so I don't think I'll have to worry about that for the summer.

I'm not 100%, but I'm better and that's something. I can swallow again, and that's really brought my appetite back. I even managed to sleep longer than 6 hours last night, and that really felt good. I even slept through my alarm that had to wake me to take more pills. Before, I was waking a good hour before it was time because the pain was so intense. This time, I slept 2 hours past that.

I've been watching so much TV, I watched The Fast and the Furious twice yesterday as it ran back to back on FX. God I'm so sick of commercials. Particularly the FreeCreditReport.com, lipozine, Rescue Me season premier, and those Comcast commercials. Maybe I should get a DVR. The one thing I hate the most is commercials, particularly when those damn jingles get in your head.

Hopefully when I get my second dose of 'roids I'll be well on my way to recovery. My mom called my boss the other day because it was nearly impossible to understand what I was saying, and work had called my cel to see if I was going to work this Wed. So she had to explain that I wasn't feeling good, and my boss went into a long story about how she had mono and was bed ridden for 2 months. I don't think it's going to be that bad for me. I've got my energy, I don't have a fever or nausea or anything like that. Just this blasted sore throat. So, with luck I'll not be missing ACen! Yay!
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