Pollyanna (alicenwndrln) wrote,

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I love the "practice of medicine."

A visit to the doc & they still don't know what's wrong with me. More than likely, it's strep throat, but it "might not be." I've got most of the symptoms, but my throat doesn't have the "typical" characteristics of strep. So he did a throat culture. It will take 2-3 days to get the results, & IF it IS strep, he will call me & prescribe some anti-biotics. He is holding off on the antibiotics for now, in case it isn't something that will be helped by them (we all know it's not good to take antibiotics if you don't need them). But the crappy thing is this: more than likely, it IS strep, & this is 2-3 days I will be needing drugs that I will have to wait. My throat hurts MASSIVELY, & I have to wait to medicate. 2-3 more days of pain & sleepless nights....because the lab is slow. Geez, when someone is in bad pain, put a damn rush on the labwork! I told him I am flying away on Saturday, so if he doesn't get the lab results before then & call me, I won't even be around to get the prescription I need. He seemed certain that he will have the results by then. So....I will be horribly sick for a full day of air travel, including getting to the airport 2 hours early, waiting around, standing on my feet, lugging my luggage around...all with possible strep throat. I haven't felt this bad in a while. A cold is miserable enough...and when you throw in fever & SEVERE throat pain...it's even worse.

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