Or streptococcal better known as strep throat. Yep, I got it!
I have been down and out with Step Throat of all things! It was horrible! I felt a minor sore throat on Saturday afternoon and it slowly got worse. I finally went to the doctor on Tuesday and she gave me the bad news. I had no fever or cough or anything else. She even seemed a bit surprised that I had strep. I couldn’t really eat anything without pain. Yes, even the two shakes and fruit smoothie I had went down painfully on Tuesday. The whole not eating thing is my worst nightmare. It came true. I can deal with the whole no sleep thing ( I have 2 kids who were once newborns…)
I probably and hopefully “caught” it from Amara. She has swollen glands and was put on an antibiotic, but tested negative for strep, but you never know. I just hope nobody else gets it because I now know how awful it is! I am glad my meds kicked in as soon as they did.
My last workout was on Monday. I canceled my Cardio Mix class and found subs for my other two classes ( thanks Andi and Wendi). I woke up today with no throat pain ( yay!) but with a stuffed up nose and congestion. What the heck?!?! Oh well, it feels better then the razor blades.
I wanted to workout this morning, even just walking on the treadmill, but i knew it was probably not the best idea. I have to teach spin in the morning so I will be fine until then. Just trying to give my body the time it needs to recover and heal.
Things I had to do while I was sick
Allow Miles to play on the computer, watch cartoons and play his Leapster Explorer for as long as he wanted ( which was a long time)
Eat what I could. I have not had a shake from a fast food joint in who knows how long…..I had 2 in one day. My stomach was not happy about that, but my throat was for the 3 minutes the shakes lasted!
Frown a lot.
Take a nap at 6 pm.
* Edited to add. I worked out! Yup, Matt and I met at the gym during Amara’s guitar lesson and we worked out against my better judgement. Actually, come to think of it, I am glad I went against what I said earlier ( as in a few hours earlier….) I just took it easy, learned some new things and still believe I got in a quality 20 minute full body routine. Score! For some odd reason, even while sick I almost always feel better while working out. It’s as if my body forgets that I am sick. Same thing when I was pregnant. No, there was no forgetting I was pregnant, but I was pretty much nauseous with Miles for 5 months straight. Unless I was working out or eating. Now that the workout is over my head is full and my nose is running. Weird, but true.
Here’s to being healthy again ( almost)!!!