I’ve spent the last several days cooped up in bed, trying to overcome an illness, which I found out today is strep throat. After holding a fever of around 102F for 3 days on end, I decided it was time to go to the doctors and get something for it. It’s been more than 3 years since I last had to see a doctor. After a 2 hour wait and a 5 minute examination, I was off to claim my prescription of 30 capsules of Amoxicillin.

I think I was already on the path to recovery when I got the antibiotics today, but I’m sure they’ve helped and I’m now able to sit here and write. My fever’s barely over 99F and I feel less like curling up into a ball and sleeping all the time. I’m rarely sick, and it’s even more rare that I’m sick for this long.

Consequently, I also haven’t returned to Waterloo. Needless to say, I didn’t go into work today. I also won’t be going into work tomorrow, although I do hope another day of rest will set me up to return to Waterloo tomorrow evening, which means I should be able to get back to work on Thursday. I absolutely hate missing work – and it’s not because I don’t want to work late to make up the time – I do that regularly anyways. I’ve got several projects on the go right now and I don’t want to be the bottleneck in anyone else’s timeline. Specifically, two of the projects are extremely time sensitive. I should have a bit more than a week to complete both of them when I get back.

Well, here’s to (hopefully) another 3 years of doctor-free living.


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