Pity The Sick Control Freak 3

I finally cracked and went to the doctor today, since my illness was not making any progress despite my sleeping about 16 hours a day and drinking of tons of fluids.

The doctor told me I have a viral sinus infection. There’s good news and bad news with this.

The good news is that a) it’s not contagious (unless I sneeze or cough directly on someone, and I haven’t been doing either) and b) it’s not nearly as serious as a bacterial sinus infection.

The bad news is that there’s absolutely nothing I can do to speed it along its course, which is normally 7-10 days.

When I asked if there was anything I could do about the Killer Fatigue I’ve been sufferering (just going to the doctor made me feel like I ran a marathon), she said, “Just give into it and sleep.”

I offered a few weak “but…but…fluids! bed rest!” protestations, but she told me I wasn’t the only type-A personality who’d been struck low by this virus.

And none of us were pleased to hear what she had to say: This will only go away if you let it run its course. There is nothing, repeat, nothing you can do about it.

Damnation.

3 thoughts on “Pity The Sick Control Freak

  1. Reply Mark Sep 21,2005 9:45 pm

    No shit. Remember 10th grade biology?

    Virus and bacteria are totally different life forms. And that’s why antibiotics only attack bacteria.

    Sorry, you are SOL.

  2. Reply Jamie Sep 22,2005 2:16 pm

    It almost sounds like you have the same thing that attacked me in August. And if that’s the case, I’m sending massive pity your way.
    -Jamie

  3. Reply Ellen Sep 22,2005 8:02 pm

    No, I know viruses (virii?) and bacteria are different. It doesn’t make me any less pissed that there’s nothing I can do about it.

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