On Tuesday, in the midst of my Home Depot drama, I started getting a sore throat.
I thought it was from talking on the phone all day.
Well, no such luck. After pulling a 101.5 temperature yesterday, I decided to hit the walk in clinic last night after B returned home from work (I chose the walk in clinic for two reasons: I don't have a general practitioner and I couldn't get to a doctor during regular business hours).
I had about an hour wait to see the doctor. Which, sad to say, I found quite pleasant. An hour to read magazines and play solitaire on my phone by myself? Dare I say luxurious?
Sitting and being examined, I started to feel like a jackass for seeking medical attention after only feeling poorly for a few days. But then again, I am caring for/living with someone who has a depressed immune system. So, I felt a *little* justified.
The doctor took about a three minute look at me and said, 'Yup, you have influenza.'
OF COURSE I DO.
So, today, after starting Tamiflu last night, I feel SO much better. Still have a sore throat, but the fever is gone.
Can I get a WOOT WOOT for Tamiflu? Where has this (admittedly expensive) stuff been all my life? Expensive, but dude, how much would you pay not to have a flu that kicks you in the ass for a week?
I'd pay a lot. I mean, I PAID a lot.