So for the last year I've been seeing medical specialists, none of whom thought I needed antibiotics, all of whom prescribed tests, My whole body was tested out. The last prescription was for a chest x-ray, the third one in three months. I threw it away.
Thanksgiving rolled around, and I got sick and tired of feeling lousy since the previous Thanksgiving, feelling tired, so tired I couldn't even read, but sat on the couch clicking the remote control. When I am too tired to read, it's time to start pricing coffins.
What is it with doctors who don't prescribe antibiotics? I understand that teir overuse is to be avoided, but come on, one year of feeling lousy is a year too much. Will tne entire population of the mid-Atlantic region become immune to antibiotics if one person takes them needlessly? And if that is the case, I am willing to risk the sacrifice of the health of the entire region If that will make me feel better. I'm selfish that way.
My dentist told me I was anemic, and recommended a hematologist. She had had the same thing.
So--I got my antibiotic and also iron pills that made me sick to my stomach. After three days, I was able to sit up and read a mystery--the Ranger, by Ace Atkins--and enjoy it. After five days I went back to the gym and lifted weights. I have come out of the comatose state!
And that is where I've been for the last year and why I haven't posted anything.