Monday, June 9, 2008
I’m sick again.
I was feeling particularly fatigued last week, so emailed my doctor on Friday and asked if this could be from the medication I’m now taking. “Anything’s possible,” was her email response. That night I had fever of 101.3.
On Saturday, I woke with normal temperature, but it climbed to over 101 again by afternoon. The same thing happened Sunday and again today. I was in email contact with my doctor every day, so she invited me in to run blood tests and cultures this afternoon.
So far there’s no indication that it’s anything bacterial, but she started me on a proactive course of antibiotics to fend off upper respiratory or other infection.
As I was leaving her office I said, “I won’t hug you. I don’t want to spread anything around.”
“It’s okay. I never get sick,” she said.
“Neither do I.”
The irony wasn’t lost on either of us.