I went to the clinic at 11 today, as I have been lately for my blood pressure to be taken. It's still good, actually it's great! But man, you should have seen the clinic it was jam packed. There was maybe 1 free seat. We have a small clinic and the large military hospital we did have 1 hr away closed down last summer when 1st ID moved back to Fort Riley. The Ped. here does not like to give out referrals (it's a control issue...I know the man personally and it's so a control issue). So any ways, we have a pharmacy as well. The pharmacists is an American Civilian and he's GREAT! No one ever says a negative thing about him, because he does his job well, and he's just a really nice man as well. The pharmacy is usually so fast, it's usually the most pleasant part of your visit there! Today he was handing out numbers!!! My friend Carrie was no. 51 and she said he'd handed out slips up to 60 at least! Insanity! She'd been there for over 3 hrs. She got her son's medication 10 minutes before she had to leave to pick up her son from preschool! The triage nurse who I saw, she was sick and said that once she was finished with the person after me, she was going home. She said she has asthma and that she also has a cold and so she's having breathing issues. I told her that I thought I might have strep and she said to not even bother trying to be seen today unless I had all afternoon to just wait! So I'm going to see if I can be seen tomorrow! We'll see. I'm not going to hold my breath.
I did gargle salt water last night before going to bed and it did help and my throat actually feels better today than it has in WEEKS! I'm going to gargle some more after lunch and then again before bed, so hopefully that will clear this all up.
Now I'm just praying that since the boys and I were exposed to a room of about 40 people who were all sick, that we will not get sick. Say a prayer for us ok!!