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I love Jesus. I love my family. I love photography. I love books. I love thinking. Probably in that order. I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful daughters, a house, and a camera. I enjoy spending time talking to my husband, playing with my girls, redecorating my house and shooting things with my camera. In my spare time, I sleep.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Strep, anyone?

Well, after suffering a couple days with a bad sore throat & a mild earache I decided to take myself over to the clinic and have a doctor look at me. Turns out I have strep throat. I hate it. (Of course, is there a sane person in the world who would claim to enjoy it?) She (the doc) told me to get plenty of fluids & prescribed antibiotics. The thing is that these stupid pills seem HUGE squeezing past my swollen tonsils. I have barely been able to eat anything because it hurts so bad to swallow. I had trouble with coco-wheats this morning and soup tonight. On the plus side I've been able to drink quite a bit of hot tea because despite the pain of swallowing the heated liquid feels relatively nice.

The other side effect of this sucky bout with strep is that I find it unpleasant to speak much louder than a whisper. It is fairly difficult for me to maintain my silence. My two children seem to insist upon hearing my voice raised and when Russ is home I have so many things I want to tell him that I have a hard time giving my vocal cords the needed rest in his presence.

And to top it all off, I'm not suppose to kiss my hubby or my babies for 36-48 hours. And while I certainly do not want this pain passed on to any of them...their sweet faces just beg to be smooched!

Anyway, just looking for some sympathy, I guess, from my dear blog readers. Hope all of you are blessed with health. Ciao!


Shay said...

Oh Gina, I give you my sympathy!!! I do hope you get feeling better! You truely don't know how good you feel, until you get a sore throat!!

Good luck, and I'll pray for you to heal FAST so you can kiss you babies!

˙·٠♥PhAeDrA♥٠·˙ said...

I feel for ya! I get strep real bad. I can't even move my neck/head. So I know what you are going through.
When I had my massive cold soar, you know the one, I couldn't kiss my babies either and one was just a newborn! That was hard.
But hang in there, it does get better!