Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thank you all for your well wishes and advice to see the doctor. I did take your advice.
I saw him yesterday morning and he prescribed an antibiotic and a steroid. If there is no improvement in three days he'll do more extensive tests.

My reluctance to visit the doctor is part male ego, ie: the "I can fix it myself" mentality. Also, because I work with docs, I'm reluctant to pester them with niggling complaints about seemingly picayune illnesses. Colds really do resolve themselves without "medical" intervention and I thought this would be the case here.

So here's to my wife, my physician from afar (Jelly), and all my online family!!!! Thank you for your concern and prodding. ;-)



Blogger jellyhead said...

Hi Rel, I'm glad to hear you've seen your doctor and that you're being followed up. I understand your reluctance to go 'pester' your physician, but I bet he thought you were too *stoic* if anything (I know I have patients who come and say, "I'm sick - I'm coughing, my throat is sore", and I ask, "How long have you been ill?", and they reply, " Since I woke up this morning" !! Now THAT is the opposite of you!)

Sending you good thoughts and wishing you a rapid recovery

XO Jelly

7:49 AM  
Blogger twitches said...

I too hate going to the doctor, and always try to fix myself. But sometimes you gotta go. Hope you get to feeling better, soon!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Glad to hear that you have seen your doctor and have the antibiotics - I suspected that was what you needed. With luck and a fair wind they should kick in between 24 and 48 hours and you'll start feeling a lot better. Don't forget to finish the complete course:)

12:32 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

I'm with you on not seeing the doctor for a cold, but when they last and last, it's usually something else. last time I went, it turned out I had a sinus infection. It's one of the few times I've ever taken antibiotics.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

That sounds like good news Rel. Take them drugs to feel better. :)

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Glad to hear you're taking good care of yourself, Rel! I hate to go to the doctor, too, but we're definitely worth taking the time, and help when we need it, to heal! Prop your feet up and relax!

6:57 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

I'm glad you finally went to see your doctor...when a cold lasts that long, then you know you need something to help it along! Hopefully the meds will help clear it all up and you'll soon be 100%:-) xox

4:24 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

careful with them steroids...I hear they make you sterile ;))

8:02 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Hope this means a turn for the better and maybe you'll find inspiration is more than just realising you're still alive ;)

8:15 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

So glad you saw the doctor and have medication, which should get you better tout de suite! Get some rest.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

And for all our concern, you go and bare your arse at us! ;)

Take care, Rel!

9:43 PM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

Going to the doctor isn't a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you care about yourself. I am glad you went!

4:35 AM  
Anonymous gel(emerald eyes) said...

Oh, relief even though I'm here after the prodding.Feel better soon! I enjoy your writing, very much, rel.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Voix said...

get well soon, darling.

8:47 AM  
Blogger M said...


I can tell that you are not the kind of guy to complain about your ailments without good reason. So, I am glad you went to the doctor and I am sure it was time let yourself get prodded by a professional.

Feel better soon!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I know how it is to think something isn't a big deal. I just finished my steroids but must stay on antibiotics. The steroids were worse than sinuses...yuck!

Feel better and rest


10:28 PM  
Blogger DellaB said...

Hi Rel, I am sorry to hear you have not been well, pleased to hear you are getting some help, and hope you will be well again soon.

I have started reading from the 'top' so I don't know yet what was wrong, however I can certainly empathise with you about visits to the doctor. My doctor told me last time I was there (about twice a year, in a good year) - that he knows I must have something virtually 'falling-off' before I will visit.

I don't know what it is either, definitely not male ego (hehehee).
Much more likely DENIAL..

11:13 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

I'll bet even doctors hate going to the doctor.

12:26 AM  

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