I went to the doctor today. Wait a minute, let me back up and start earlier this week. This past Tuesday I noticed that I had a lump/bump on the left side of my head towards the top. It was tender and hurt. I didn't remember ever hitting it or anything else happening to me so I didn't think much of it but thought to myself that I should probably keep an eye on it. On Wednesday I noticed a lump/bump behind my left ear and then last night I noticed a much larger lump/bump at the base of my neck and top of my shoulder on the left side. Okay. Now I was getting worried. Andy and I both decided that I would call the doctor first thing in the morning. So here it is Friday and I've been to the doctor. I was a first time patient there and we knew that it might be hard for me to get in but it's amazing how quickly they get you in when you say that you have three unexplained lumps/bumps on your head and neck!
Ends up that the lump/bump on the top of my head is a bacterial infection. The other lumps are my lymph nodes trying to fight off the infection. I left the doctor's office with a shot in my left hip (ouch!) and a prescription for a combined antibiotic to take for 7 days. Oh and I also have to do a warm compress two to three times a day. If this doesn't work then I will have to go back in to have it drained. Not what I want to do! He said that I caught it in time that I shouldn't have to come back but you never know. I do know that now not only does my head and neck hurt but now my hip hurts too.
Now I'm back home after running to get the drugs that I need, lunch and cat food for the cats (obviously). I'm going to take it easy the rest of the day as my head and neck are throbbing and now the meds are making me feel queasy and just plain ole BLECH!
Good news is that Sam is doing much better! He only ran his fever for 24 hours or so but his cough lasted until Wednesday evening. Last night was the first night his coughing didn't wake him up. Thanks for all the well wishes everyone sent to him.