Hey, guess what?
I’m sick. Again.
And you know what makes it the absolute worst thing ever? It’s the exact same thing I had last month. And it’s just before another trip. Just like last time.
I started to feel the sore throat coming on Tuesday and immediately grew scared. Y’all, last month’s disease-ridden week was one of the worst I’ve experienced in almost a decade and I was terrified of a possible recurrence. I realized by Wednesday evening that it was the same damn thing that leveled me on Christmas; you know, a 102 fever and throat that feels like a blow torch has attacked it. Thus, I made a doc appointment for this morning, and toddled myself through their doors at 10:30.
Lo and behold, I have the same mysterious plague! You see, I have all the symptoms of strep throat: a fiery, swollen and incredibly raw throat (my doc used the word “horrendous”) and a fever, but nothing else. I have no cough, no sniffles, or no aches. Because of these isolated symptoms, I’m pretty much the definition of strep…except my strep test came back negative, just like it did last month. And, just like last month, the doc put me on strep meds anyway, and they seem to be working. Who knows what’s wrong with me, but I am officially over this! I’m pretty sure OR is the culprit since I probably shook hands and/or spoke with hundreds upon hundreds of people last week. What’s a gal to do?!
The kicker? We have a ski weekend planned starting tomorrow night! It’s been far too long since I’ve seen my best friends and we all decided to remedy that with a condo in Breckenridge. We booked it weeks ago, but I never would have thought we’d get so lucky as to be sleeping at the base of the ski hill immediately after a 30” storm blew in!
Y’all, the mountains are getting hammered and it is very likely we will be hitting first tracks on Saturday morning with over three feet of fresh powder. I’m beyond ecstatic, so I’m really hoping these meds will work as quickly as they did last month. There is no way I’m missing a weekend of powder, you know?
Having said that, y’all have a great weekend and…..
What are your plans for the Super Bowl? Will you watch it? (And please confirm that you are rooting for the Donkeys….)