Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I Kissed a Pig and I Liked It
What a way to start Monday....I wake up and both my arms are heavy and achy like when you do push ups until you have muscle failure. I thought maybe I had slept wrong, or quite possibly had a karate dream where I busted some Ninja moves on somebody. WRONG!
By the time I dropped the girls off at school and came home, I had a temperature of 102 and my arms and back hurt so bad that I was crying. If I'm crying in pain, you know this girl is hurtin'.
After having the "full-blown, knock you on your butt" flu 2 years ago, I didn't want to take any chances, so I went to the Urgent Care Clinic and got tested for the flu. You can guess what the result was....positively positive H1N1. I asked the doctor why my arms hurt so badly. I haven't had that achy, flu feeling anywhere but my arms and shoulders. He said it's the weirdest thing, most of the flu patients he's seen in the past 3 weeks have severe arm pain. He offered me a prescription for pain, and I laughed and said, "Nah, I don't need anything for pain. I'll just take ibuprofen."
Just like I was wrong about the Ninja dream, I was wrong about not needing anything for pain. I had a few of those crying spells yesterday. By 3:00, I called the office back, and the doctor got on the phone and said, "I knew you'd be calling me back for pain medicine. Everyone always does."
I got a prescription for Tamiflu and Percocet, and even though I still feel horrible, the arm pain is SOOOO much better. I'm going to go catch a quick nap before I have to go pick up the girls at school. Have a great day, and stay healthy!!
Posted by DD at 12:40 PM