I cannot seem to get rid of strep. It had to be a month ago that I was in MO and my throat was hurting, debated about going to the doctor there with no insurance, called one of the “virtual doctor visit” places, got a diagnosis of allergies but within an hour of hanging up from them, I knew I had more than allergies and went to the walk in clinic. It was strep and he gave me antibiotics for 10 days. I think it was the same day I finished the antibiotics or the day after that I went for my annual checkup and the doctor said “Let’s do a strep test just to be sure it’s all cleared up.” It was positive so she gave me a different antibiotic, which I finished while we were in Louisiana, before going to MO. By the time we got back from MO, my throat was hurting a little and I didn’t want to go to another doctor while out of Texas since my insurance wouldn’t pay. We went to Walmart and got elderberry syrup and a couple of other things that were supposed to boost the immune system. That was probably 10 days ago.
Yesterday, my throat seemed more sore, and with another trip to MO, and no insurance while I’m away, I figured I’d better go to the walk in clinic here so I did this morning. The doctor there is a friend and I told him .. I know these two are not related but I may still have strep and I think I have a UTI. Yes . . I have a UTI and the strep test was positive. Another antibiotic for 14 days that should take care of both infections but by the time I finish, it will be a matter of days before Medicare starts so hopefully, I will not have to go to the doctor again while on this insurance.
I don’t feel terrible. The doctor also gave me a shot this morning. He said once I got the shot, I’m no longer contagious. The other doctors told me I wasn’t contagious once I started the antibiotics but since neither of them knocked it out, I wonder if I’ve been contagious the entire time. I surely don’t want to go to Chad’s and give them all strep . . though that’s where I got it . . this is not something you want to “pay back”.
I talked to Nicole and they’re fine with me coming so . . plans are still on for me to go there in a few days.