I just want to record this for posterity, for my records... for THE flippin' record in general. I went to the ENT today to see if he thought that I should get my tonsils out.
Turns out that I am one round of tonsillitis/strep shy of the recommended amount to get the old tonsies yanked. So. Yay, I guess. I've heard that getting your tonsils out as an adult it a miserable process. He said if I get either illness in the next three to four months, just to call his office and schedule a tonsil-yanktomy. Medical terminology.
Otherwise we'll just count this past year as the year of bad luck. Y'all. That was a year of buckets of bad luck health-wise. Let's do the math, shall we?
In preparation for this appt, they wanted me to get my doctors records from the year prior... and this is what they said:
Strep throat- three times, and the way I get it, with the ulcers and all, I am one sick puppy for minimum two weeks each time.
Sinus infections- three times. By the time I go to the doctor's office I have been sick a minimum of ten days (they won't even deal with you till then) Then I go on antibiotics and by the time I am up and running again, it's an easy three weeks per episode.
Tonsilitis- same deal, only I didn't wait the full ten days.... so two weeks.
Mastitis- one week
Pneumonia- six weeks (and that's being nice about it)
I also had at least two colds that didn't turn into sinusitis hell- they are a week of feeling crappy each.
Out of the past 52 weeks... I have felt like crap for at least 26 of them. That's half.
I am not sure what to do about this information.
But it does sort of explain the frustration with a generous side order of self-pity that I feel. On the flip side I finally got pissed off enough to find a new doctor. Hope this guy works out a little better. Hope I won't have to look at him again for a looooong time.