I’m feeling very odd today. Actually, I have felt bad all week. It all started Monday with waves of nausea all day long.
Obviously, I took a pregnancy test, and it was negative.
On Tuesday, I woke up with a sore throat, fever, aches, chills, extreme sleepiness AND nausea. The nausea got so bad by the evening that I took Phenergan, which didn’t help. Which is a first.
Obviously, I took another pregnancy test. Negative again,
This morning, sore throat, aches, nausea, sleepy, etc etc etc.
Ashley graciously offered to keep Ali so I could go to the doctor.
It was one of THOSE doctor visits. You know, you go to the doctor feeling like crap, go through your long list of symptoms, fail every test that they give you (including throat swab, blood tests, and of course, ANOTHER pregnancy test), and the Doctor declares something totally off the wall like “It must be heartburn. Here, try this heartburn medicine.”
It’s NOT heartburn.
But I took a sample pill just to make sure.
Two and a half hours later, I’m as nauseous as ever. And achy. And sore throat. And and and. . .
Oh. Ironically enough, “Heartburn” was also the diagnosis that they so badly wanted to give me when Chris rushed me to the Emergency Room for what turned out to be a whole lotta gall stones.
Next time I go to the doctor, I am going to preemptively tell them “It’s NEVER Heartburn!!” with as much force as Dr. House uses when he says “It’s NEVER Lupus!!”
. . . or maybe they’d get the hint if I simply had a t-shirt made?