I have been sick for over two weeks. Ally and I text and/or talk daily and after the first 7 days of me complaining of a sore throat she said, "Go to the doctor!"
"I will just wait it out. What is the doctor going to do?" I said in a whisper because it hurt to talk.
A couple more day passed. I texted Ally that my phlegm was now green and red.
"CALL THE DOCTOR!" her text yelled at me.
Finally, on day 15, I called the doctor's office.
"What are your symptoms?" asked the receptionist in a robotic voice.
"Well, you tell me if I should waste my time and make an appointment. I have had a sore throat and nausea for two weeks and it won't seem to go away." I said.
"You need to come in. Can you make it in 45 minutes?"
Miracle, right? No one gets an appointment on the day they call. Anyway, I took a quick shower and gargled with mouthwash. I thought for sure I would be quarantined with cholera or strep throat.
But it was worse. Much worse.
The nurse took my vitals and I was left in the office to wait for the doctor. After reading a few old People magazines the nurse returned waving an empty specimen cup.
"The doctor wants you to take a pregnancy test because you said your last period was in July."
"I said January."
The good news is I had a slight fever and was prescribed antibiotics.
At least I'm not pregnant.
Can I just add that she really DID text me about the color of her PHLEGM. And for the record - I am not one to rush to the doctor about every little thing, in fact I usually avoid it at all costs, but sore throats shouldn't last more than a couple of days, and there's nothing I hate more than a sore throat. So on day 7, yeah, I started telling her to CALL THE DOCTOR.
That all said, I'm thinking since she doesn't look 7 months pregnant, couldn't they have just inquired further into why she hadn't had a period since LAST JULY before handing her the pee cup??? LOL