Thursday, May 7, 2009

the kindness of strangers

I went to the doctor today because the antibiotics I took for the gift of strep I received from my beautiful amazing wonderful sister in law are long gone and my sore throat isn't. Here are a few phrases that were particularly meaningful for me during that visit. "I'd like to check you for mono." WHAT? Grown ups DO NOT get mono, dude. You're ridiculous. Then he looked in my throat. Here's what I heard: "Pustules." That is DISGUSTING. Well, it did rule out mono. Apparently, the antibiotics didn't kill all the strep, that there were some patches of a strain resistant to amoxicillian. He didn't say I was contagious, and I told him I'd been around lots of kiddos (so if that includes your children, keep reading!), and he said they were fine and wrote me a prescription for a different antibiotic to finish the job. (Is it Mortal Combat or Street Fighter where that crazy voice goes, "FINISH HIM!!!"? Insert that here.) Then he looked in my ears. Here's my favorite part of that: "Wow, you had a lot of ear infections as a kid, didn't you?" I'm just upset that Sun Meeeeeee didn't mention my earhole scar tissue when she looked in my ears last summer. He informed me that I have a lot of fluid behind my right ear which means I'm about to have a sinus infection. He hooked me up with some drug samples for that.

Now for the title of the post. Tonight I dragged myself to HEB with Mom because, well, we were out of Diet Coke and life's just not really worth living when we're out of Diet Coke. Let's be honest here. Well, I am, in fact, a genius this week. (Saturday night, I locked my keys in the ignition at Taco Bell. Monday I left them on the lid of my trunk over night.) Tonight, I added to the list leaving my cell phone in the tray of the basket at HEB. FORTUNATELY, God is good and there are still truly good people in the world. I hadn't even noticed that I'd left it when the phone rang at the house. The man who found it scrolled through my contacts and called "Mom and Dad" to find out how to get it back to me. He told me that he'd lost his phone one time and someone had done that for him. How freaking cool is that?!

All in all, I'd say life could be worse right about now.

5 comments:

rytrgal said...

Dude, grownups TOTALLY get mono. For example, me. I got it a little over a year ago. :)

Suz said...

Um, Megs. You're not a grown up. You're like 15.

Anna said...

Sicknesses have weird names in America. What is Mono? I just learnt Strep when Liam got it last summer in Texas. Oh well.

Suz said...

mono is mononucleosis. It's "street name" is "the kissing disease". See why we call it just plain mono?

Mama said...

It's totally mortal combat.