Sunday, February 19, 2006

Strep throat

Once again, I have strep throat. This hasn't been confirmed by a Dr, but I get it so freakin much that I'm pretty familiar with it.

I was thinking back to the first time I got it as an adult. It was October 2001, which, as you may recall, was right in the middle of the anthrax scare. I started out with a mildly sore throat, aches, chills, etc. I heard one news report that said the difference between anthrax and the flu was that you wouldn't get a runny nose with anthrax. Well, darn it...I sure didn't have a runny nose! I was sure I had anthrax! So, like any mother would, I spent my last moments on earth hugging my children. Later that day, I went to the Dr and told him about how I thought I had anthrax. He started to take me very seriously. "Ok...we better check that out. Are you a postal worker?" "no." "Are you in the media?" "no, I'm a stay-at-home-mom." He no longer took me very seriously. Took one look in my mouth and said, "It's strep throat". I wasn't sure I was convinced. Until all of the kids came down with it a few days later...

SInce then, I've had it probably 25-30 times. At least I lose a few pounds each time...

2 comments:

tripdad827 said...

By my calculations, you should weigh about 65 pounds by now...

tripmom827 said...

yea...thanks, I always gain them back :)