Tuesday night was terrible. I don't know how I made it through work. Then I got home & just fell apart. My throat was killing me, & I was exhausted from the coughing. I just wanted to sleep, but I couldn't...because of the coughing. In fact, I didn't get to sleep until after 4:30, & then I woke up again at 7:30.
But, I got smart & called the doctor's office first thing. I had an appointment at 9:00 yesterday, & my suspicions were correct - I have strep throat. I stopped at work on my way home from the doctor to find out what I should do (the doctor told me to stay home, but I'm within my 90-day probation period at work because I just started in June). Thankfully, HR told me the doctor's note was sufficient, so I had the day to rest.
I started my antibiotics, & I was starting to feel better by yesterday afternoon. My MIL came over to help with laundry, dishes & some other things I've been too drained to do. It was such a relief to finally start to feel better.
And then, I tried to go to sleep...once again with the freaking coughing. I went to bed at 11:30, but didn't get to sleep until sometime after 2.
I woke up this morning (still coughing) a little sick to my stomach. Turns out, nausea is a side effect of Penicillin. Great. Just what I want to deal with as I go back to work.
I keep trying to tell myself that it's just today & tomorrow, then I have the weekend to rest.
Wish me luck!