I finally broke down and went to the doctor. It's been 10 days of torture and me trying to self medicate with over the counter meds. 10 days of a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, peeing in my pants (thank you children), fevers, bloody noses, dizzy spells, clogged ears, or you can just describe it as HELL! I sucked it up and put on my happy pants the entire Christmas holiday.
At 8 o'clock I called and made an appointment for 10 o'clock. When I got to the office (5 minutes before 10) the office manager told me that 5 walk-ins were in front of me. Let's just say I had a minor melt down and said that they would not be going in front of me unless they had a serious medical emergency, something protruding from their body, or dying. What was the point of making an appointment? If that's the case, then I will wait outside the office tomorrow morning before the doors opened so that I would be seen first. They didn't like my response and I didn't make any friends in the waiting room.
After waiting for 2 hours (yes, 2 hours!) the doctor told me I had a severe sinus infection and bronchitis. He was very happy that I did not wait any longer because my chest sounded very rattle-y and on the verge of pneumonia. He asked if I wanted a shot in my hip or if I just wanted antibiotics. I pulled down my pants and said, "Give it to me".
Two shots later I was off to fill my antibiotic. Of course, my normal pharmacy did not have the medicine and I had to go to the second pharmacy down the road. I'm starving, my ass hurts, and the medicine will take another 2 hours to fill. What a great day!!!
I spent 10 days taking care of my family and making sure they had a memorable Christmas while I was sick as a dog. And it was totally worth seeing my boys faces when we made Christmas cookies, decorated them, went to the various grandparents houses, and opened 100's of presents. My mission is accomplished and now I'm focusing on me. I totally am going to veg in front of the tv, drink some hot wassel, being doped up with some awesome antibiotics, and work on getting better.