My Un-Visit

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.

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