For the past week and a half I’ve been feeling like poo. Feverish, tired, achy, cold… ya know the drill. You may even recall from my Motivation Monday post that I’ve been having a hard time waking up in the morning lately. Well on Wednesday the fatigue and fever turned to immense pain -Back pain:
By Wednesday evening it hurt like a son of a b____ to walk (but being a mom I had to just suck it up, take the kids to their dentist appointment etc). Then during the night the pain became excruciating and prevented me from sleeping well. (I have a high pain threshold, and have given birth naturally 3 times without an epidural, so for me to say something is painful, you know I ‘m not kidding). I also was peeing 6 times an hour, so I took an Advil for my fever. Once my fever broke the pain also went away so I could sleep. On Thursday morning, while driving to work, I decided that perhaps instead of popping Advil to make it through work I should stop by the walk-in clinic, get a diagnosis, then head in to work.
I peed in a cup for the Dr., and then waited around for them to test it. Diagnosis: a urinary tract infection (UTI) that was spreading to my kidneys. So the Dr. put me on an antibiotic and sent me on my way. He also warned me that it could take quite a few days to feel better, and if I wasn’t better by the time my prescription ran out to come back. He also said something foreign to me that kinda sounded like:
Avoid strenuous activities
Dood, could you repeat that? I don’t understand!!
I ‘m registered for the Around the Bay 30K Road Race on Sunday. I hate paying money for a race, then not running it. Despite being on the antibiotic now for a full 24 hours, I still feel tired (like first trimester pregnancy tired, only there is NO WAY I’m preggo… argh! Remember that fatigue?). I already told my friend @egrrrl that I was supposed to run with that I ‘m not doing the race.
Anyways, I’m curious: What would you do? Am I doing the right thing by skipping the race? Would you wait for race day and see if you felt better?