About two weeks ago, I had something. I've never felt like that it my life before (and I've even been through chemotherapy).
It started on a Monday night, and hit me almost immediately. Honestly, 5:55 PM, I was fine, 6 PM, I thought my head was going to burst. All I could do
was close the blinds, turn off the TV, and lay on my bed with my head covered. After a while, I had to get up, and I didn't have any balance. I
started to think it might be ear infections in both of my ears. I went about my normal routine to the best of my abilities the rest of the night. Then
it was time for bed, and I just laid there for hours. My body just felt weird, I guess you could even say achy. About 5 AM it was so bad I had to go
wake up my parents.
A couple hours later I was at the doctor. My normal doctor was out of town, so I had to see someone else. I didn't really care, I had seen him before
and he was a nice guy. He comes in the room and I tell him about everything and how I think its ear infections, or maybe even Strep Throat. He says
it's probably Flu, but he'll go ahead and test for both Flu and Strep Throat. A few minutes later a nurse comes in and does the tests, both involved
sticking the equivalent of giant Q-Tips in my throat and nose (which I hated, it was the wrongest feeling ever). About 10 minutes after that, the
doctor comes back in the room and said that both tests came back negative. But he then goes into this whole thing about how I hadn't had symptoms for
24 hours yet, the Flu test accuracy can be as low as 60%, and my mom had had Flu not too long before that, so he was going to treat me with Tamiflu.
I felt so bad that I really didn't care what he was saying to me at the time (probably a big mistake), so I took the Tamiflu, rested, and drank lots
And here I am today, still sick. I went back to the doctor (which was my actual doctor this time), and she said I probably have a secondary infection
now, so she gave me some antibiotics. The real kicker for me was when I called in and talked to the nurse, she told me that it said last time I had
been diagnosed with Swine Flu, which is a crock of s***. As far as I'm concerned, I wasn't diagnosed with anything, let alone a type of Flu. I've
known several people that have had the regular Flu every Flu Season, and I DID NOT have what they had (not to say that Swine Flu exactly like the
regular Flu), and I was no where near what my mom had right before me (nor the other people I know that have been "officially" diagnosed with Swine
Flu, for that matter).
It seems like everyone at the doctors office just assumed that I had Swine Flu, which makes me angry. I know they've had a lot of people come in with
Flu-like symptoms, but come on. I really don't want to have it down that I had Swine Flu when I really think I didn't even have the Flu.
And to top it all off, my regular doctor said something about how it might have originally been Mono. Would've been nice to have known that in the