February 26, 2013

The diagnosis is...

     In my last post I mentioned that I'd come down with something this past Sunday afternoon and I wasn't feeling too great. By Sunday night my fever was rising and I had the most unbearable headache in the world. My head was pounding, and I couldn't be around any sort of light, I just had to lie in my room with the shades drawn and the lights out. I've never had a migraine before, but this was probably as close as I've ever come to one.

     When I woke up yesterday my fever had gone up, my whole body was aching and I'd begun to develop a sore throat. My mom encouraged me to make an appointment with a local doctor. One of my suitemates was kind enough to drive me over (with my still present headache there's no way I could drive). The doctor diagnosed me with strep throat. I was put on antibiotics and high doses of ibuprofen and told to miss a couple more days of classes to rest.

     The ibuprofen seems to be doing its job as far as making my throat feel better, but that terrible headache hasn't left for a second. My head feels like it's about to explode everytime I get up, even if it's only for short periods of time. I'm really stressed about having to miss 3-4 days of school this week, especially since I have to miss 2 more next week for our trip to Italy. That's another thing- it's scary to think about my first trip abroad happening in 9 days when I can barely get out of bed right now!

     On one positive note though, being sick has made me realize how many wonderful friends I do have at college. A few people stopped by my room today with food deliveries for me, and many more have sent me kind texts and Facebook messages asking how I'm feeling. My parents have also been in constant touch. It's nice to know that I don't have to go through this on my own! I'm so thankful for these family and friends that God has blessed me with.

     Prayers for me to have a quick recovery would be much appreciated!! I hope that all of you are having a better start to your week than I am.


     xoxo Miss ALK

3 comments:

  1. I will definitely be praying for you!!!! I hope you get better super soon girly :( Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

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  2. Aw, sorry you're having a hard time--Strep is NO fun. praying for ya, girl! <3 hope you can get that school work caught up without any trouble. :)

    xoxo

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  3. Thank-you both! I appreciate it! <3

    xoxo Miss ALK

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