Well, this trip to Maryland has not turned out the way I expected. I thought I may be in trouble when I woke up last Saturday morning with a sore throat. That’s the day we were leaving for our trip out here. I didn’t think anything about it at the time. I thought my sore throat was due to the dry weather we were having in San Diego. However, it is now Tuesday and my sore throat has not improved. I decided to go to Urgent Care this morning to make sure it wasn’t strep throat. I figured if it was strep, I should be on antibiotics. The doctor examined me and gave me a prescription for antibiotics. He didn’t tell me for sure that I had strep, and he didn’t do a strep test. So, I am not sure what to think about the whole thing. It is difficult to discern when you are away from home and all its comforts.
In the meantime, I have been away from my family and unable to visit with my in-laws. My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Since her immune system is low, it is not a good idea for sick, old me to be around her. I spent the last two days at my sister-in-law’s house. Today, I am cooped up in the hotel room while everyone is at my in-law’s house. I am bummed that I cannot be with the family. But, the good part is I get to catch up on some work I brought with me. And, I am able to post to my blog. I am enjoying a bowl of hot and sour soup I ordered from a local take-out Chinese restaurant. It’s delicious and makes my throat feel good.
I am hoping that I will be feeling better in the next day or two. I thought I read somewhere that I am no longer contagious 24 hours after taking antibiotics. I will have to research that some more. I hope to spend the last half of the week with my in-laws. I guess it is best for me to rest and not make anyone else around me sick, too. For now, I will enjoy the peace and quiet.