So we're back from the vacation. Sorry for the extended downtime, but these long vacations are a killer. Anyone else find that a nice 3- or 4-day weekend can be so much more enjoyable than an 8-day marathon? Not to mention I had to work on my laptop, and also only had dial-up for connectivity. Sheesh. Guess those people at Disney want you out in the park spending money instead of sitting in your room and blogging about not spending money.
While now I'm home and reasonably rested, I just cannot seem to get a decent night's sleep. The last three nights have had me up at roughly 1-hour intervals trying to do something to get back to sleep - go to the bathroom, take some medicine, get a cold rag, anything - but nothing has worked particularly well.
We called this doctor service Friday night while still at Disney, and it was pretty cool. Came right to the room, dispensed medicine and everything. Of course, that could be a bad thing. Never know where those Southern California doctors actually picked up their alleged medicine. But anyway, they say they are covered by insurance plans, which we'll find out shortly when we file their bill. Be nice if they would have done that for us.
And as you may have surmised by the title, I've been diagnosed with strep throat. It is such a pain. By Friday night I was barely able to swallow, and only with great pain when I did. The doctor suggested to stay off of dairy - I can only assume that the culturing ability of milk products just gives the little strep bacteria nice homes - and I've done so thus far. Yesterday wasn't bad, but this morning my throat is just on fire. Luckily I can swallow somewhat decently, but it just doesn't seem to get any better.
I'm stuck. I hate this, but nothing seems to work. The antibiotics seemed like they were helping, as did the rounds of salt water gargling, but now I feel as if I'm almost back to where I started. Well, not where I started, because I didn't have strep throat when I was born, but you know what I mean. Anyone have any down-home remedies that will kill off this beast?