Monday, January 2, 2006

Back from the doc

Well, the doctor didn't prescribe me any cool drugs. He said that nothing I really have is all that treatable. There was nothing he could do for the flu (flu drugs only work immediately upon the onset of symptoms), eye drops weren't an option for the pink eye (they'd interfere with my other illnesses), and all I can do about the ear infections is gargle warm water to try to unplug my eustachian tubes. I got antibiotics, but mostly because my immune system is weakened; he didn't think they'd actually help.

One thing I did like about the guy is that he took time to explain a little bit of the "why" of my illnesses. For example, I got the ear infections because the mucus from my flu got into the tubes, which becomes much easier if you have had an ear infection in the past, and I've had several as a kid.

Sadly, it looks like I'm stuck with being sick for a while, which is what I expected anyway. I have a feeling that the pink eye will be the first to go; it already has shown some signs of dying down in my first eye. At least then I'll be able to see properly, and not wake up with eye goo everywhere.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I hope you start to feel better soon.

Since misery loves company, I've got a nasty cold and Amy's out with the flu.