On Thursday morning I woke up and my left ear was pounding, my right ear felt muffled, and it hurt to swallow. I made the immediate decision to call in to work and take my behind (and ears and throat) to the doctor.
As soon as the office opened I called and they took me right in. The verdict? Double ear infections and strep throat. WHO gets this crap in the SUMMER is what I want to know. For crying out loud. Which I almost did at the thought of my whole long weekend, that I have been soooooo looking forward to, being a bust because I had some weird summer virus.
Ah well, at least I didn't put off going to the doctor until we were in the midst of the holiday weekend because then it would have meant a trip to urgent care and a co-pay that was three times the amount of my doctor's visit. I'm on my second day of the famous Z-Pack and should be feeling pretty good by tomorrow.
Which is of utmost importance to me, because Saturday I have a 9 mile run on the schedule, followed by brunch with a friend and a birthday picnic in the afternoon. Sunday will be a beach day as will some of Monday. I don't have time to be sick and my brain is saying "party" even though my throat is croaking "Listerine."
Though the holiday means picnics, cookouts, beach, fun, and parties, I hope you'll find some time to reflect on the fact that we are truly, truly blessed to live in the USA where we are free to be you and me. I'm proud to be an American.