Thanks for your prayers and well wishes. Through most of the night I continued to feel pretty crummy. I'll spare you the details and skip to the important parts.
I woke up this morning feeling a bit better. I don't know if my fever "broke" last night or if my antibiotics kicked in or what, but I didn't feel as achy as I did last night.
I just hung up the phone with my Dr. who said my lab results were fine. My white blood cell counts were normal. My chest x-rays didn't show pneumonia. Conclusion: it's not meningitis. Whew!
She's still not entirely sure what is going on with me, but since I'm starting to feel better she's thinking it's bacterial vs. viral. Viral wouldn't have turned around as quickly as this seems to have. It must have been the antibiotics, in her line of thinking.
So Dr's orders are to rest, drink fluids, rest, keep taking the antibiotics, rest. Sure thing Doc, I can do that.