Just When I Thought Things Couldn’t Get Weirder

My health journey has been quite strange the past several months with minor heart procedures, two bouts of bronchitis, pericarditis, and a bout of pneumonia. I thought all of that was in the rearview mirror and perhaps I would have smooth sailing for a while. Wrong.

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Last Monday I saw my GP due to a sore throat as in one that would not go away. They did a rapid test for strep throat that was negative, so they thought I had something called thrush and prescribed some medicine. I thought that meant all done until a phone call late Friday afternoon.

It was a nurse from my doctor’s office calling to inform me that the lab culture back for a different form of strep the rapid test does not test for. So for the first time in my life, I have strep throat. I had thought I could not get it because I had my tonsils out when I was five years old. I was wrong.

So back on antibiotics for the third time in two months. Of all the things to be sidelined by for a few days, I would have never thought it would be strep throat. What makes this seem weirder is the fact that I never had a fever with it.

Also just for fun I woke up to see it is snowing this morning. It is one of those late March wet snows.

So no longer being contagious and not feeling all that bad I will go to worship service this morning. I have a break for my evening classes for a few weeks, so I am determined to do one more final editing polish up of my book Jesus Understands Trauma and hopefully self publish in time for Easter weekend.

How is your weekend?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

16 thoughts on “Just When I Thought Things Couldn’t Get Weirder

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your latest health issue. Strep throat is no fun.😞 it’s been a good weekend, Matt. After church, I plan to come home and do some reading—devotional and otherwise. God’s best to you.

  2. Hey Matt! So glad your doctor tested further, as strep is no fun and very painful. I personally have had strep many times and I also don’t always test positive. But I can recognize it a mile away and the doc prescribes antibiotics whether I test positive or not. Glad you’re feeling better.
    P.S. I’ve never had my tonsils out, but the doc believes I’m a carrier of the strep virus, so I always have it in my system, and every once in a while it decides to pop out its ugly head and cause me misery. 😦

      1. Hey yes our snow melted quickly too!! …Which means warmer temperatures are right around the corner! Yesterday was 70 and gorgeous here!!

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