Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sore Throat Q & A's

1. Have I had a sore throat now for one whole month? Affirmative

2. Did I suffer for two whole weeks before realizing I should stop trying to be SuperMommy and go to the doctor? Affirmative

3. Did that doctor tell me, "I'm not sure what the problem is", before guessing I could have an infection caused by acid reflux, and giving me an antibiotic and reflux meds? Affirmative

4. Did she also make me endure a strep test and a torturous blood test? Affirmative

5. Do I have strep or mono? Negative

6. Did I then make an appointment to see an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist after waiting one week (as I was told), to see if the meds worked, to no avail? Affirmative

7. Did I then have to get a babysitter again, so I could go downtown for the appointment, and almost get my car towed because I parked on a "permit only" street? Affirmative

8. Did I then have to have an extremely long, frightening contraption shoved up my nose, and down into my throat? Affirmative

9. Does the specialist know what is wrong? Negative

10. Did he tell me to "give the acid reflux meds another week"? Affirmative

11. Am I feeling the slightest bit better? Negative

12. Did I have to make another appointment, and get another babysitter, so that I can now go get x-rays? Affirmative

13. Am I starting to get just a tad ANNOYED and IRRITABLE? AFFIRMATIVE

14. Do I realize that things could be a lot worse, and that I should stop my annoying whining? Affirmative


Jonny's Mommy said...

Yeah. I would be a tad irritable too. Snap to it docs and figure it out!

That has got to be very frustrating and scary.

Keep us updated on this. I hope all goes well with the x-rays, etc.

The Girls' Mommy said...

You've had a sore throat for a MONTH?? That sucks :( Even the ENT couldn't figure it out? Where can you go from there? I'll ask around and see if I can scrounge up options for you. Good luck.

Jennifer H said...

Oh my. That doesn't sounds even a little bit fun.

Do I hope you feel better soon? Affirmative. :-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope they figure it out soon--what a bummer. Is it possible it could be allergies?

Janet said...

Being annoyed about an undiagnosed ailment does not count as whining.