Wednesday, March 12, 2008

... My Current Health Situation

As you all know, I was sick, sick, sick, a couple of weeks ago. Well, it took a while, but I managed to recover completely... or so I thought.

Monday night I started to feel a bit... oh, off. By Tuesday morning I was full blown sick. I literally slept the entire day (save 5 hours) and didn't have a bit of trouble sleeping that night. This morning, however, I felt worse. Super achy. Super painful headache. I finally caved in and made an appointment with my Dr.

She heard my slew of symptoms and said it was likely the flu or strep. She did a swab test for both and came back in the room in a matter of minutes with a very concerned look on her face. (Uh oh.) She said they both came back negative (that's good, right?) but with a 106 fever (What?! I NEVER run fevers. You've GOT to be kidding me!) and with my achy neck (but that was from sleeping so much right?) she was concerned I may have meningitis and sent me straight to the hospital for further testing.

Well, aside from being able to reproof my boyfriend who said I was whiny when I was sick, this did not sound all that pleasant. I went to the hospital and they ran a few tests and faxed the results to my Dr. who will call me in the morning. I am a little confused as to why they didn't admit me and start treating me tonight or else set my mind at ease and rule it out all together. Especially since my Dr. told me that if I got more achy through the night, to not mess around and go directly to the ER. Agh, the medical profession...

So for now I'm trying to measure just how much I ache. Just how stiff my neck is. And just how high my fever feels. And just how much damage I may want done to my nervous system. Jeez. Talk about freaking a girl out.

Well, to be honest, I'm not really freaked out but I do figure it would be a good idea to get some prayers going out there. I promise to update you when I know more. Thanks guys!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Michelle- We are praying for you. I am so sorry that you're unwell and am praying that it's nothing serious. My goodness- 106! I hope you're on a fever reducer. Let me know if we can do ANYTHING for you!

Love,

Jennifer

Diane said...

Michelle,
We will be praying for you through the night.

Bethany said...

Oh I am praying for you too. Keep us posted. Hope you are sleeping well now.

Bekah said...

Shelle,
Praying for you! Please let us know what the doctors say! Love you!

hosanna said...

I am sorry you are so sick! I will be praying for quick recovery!

wendy said...

Hope that you feel better Michelle! I will be praying that God keeps that fever down.