Monday, October 24, 2005

A day off

I didn't go to work today.

I woke with the lingering throat pain that has bugged me most of the weekend. There was a report on the news about an outbreak of strep throat in three area counties. They were Fayette, Clark, and Jessamine Counties. Let's see, I live in Fayette, work in Clark, and two of my 3 kids live in Jessamine. I figured I was destined to get the strep. So, rather than take the chance that this was strep and take it to my students, I called in to work and then made a DR appt.

My DR was full, so I saw one of the other DR's in the same office. DR Brown was good and thorough. He explained, after checking my ears and nose, that colds and the flu would irritate the nostrils and make them pink to red inside. Allergies would give them a bluish tint. Mine, he said, were Wildcat Blue. So, my allergies were to blame and my lymph gland was slightly inflamed. He prescribed an antibiotic for ten days and told me to take off tomorrow as well. I declined the offer to miss work. I only missed today out of concern for the kids.

The rest of the day went well. I think I caught up on some sleep.

We will see how the rest of the week goes.

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