Just thought I’d give an update about my current state of health. I went to the doctor again the day I wrote my last post and indeed, I still have strep. And he described it as “a drug-resistant strain of strep” — just as I feared! So I’m on another course of antibiotics and I’m sick as a dog — the sickest I’ve been since this whole thing started. Fevers, chills, and my tonsils look absolutely amazing. You can barely even see the red of my tonsils for all the white spots on them. I don’t remember them looking so disgusting since I was a little kid.
I think the antibiotics are beginning to work though because I feel a smidgen better today. I’m taking clarithromycin which I’ve never taken before. So far the only noticeable problem it’s causing me is that it’s giving me this really nasty taste in my mouth. I can handle that, especially when you compare it to some of the side effects of other antibiotics I’ve taken in the past, but I’m not enjoying it very much.
All right then, back to laying around on the couch reading mystery novels.