Let’s start this post off with a question:
What factors determine whether or not you take a sick day? Do you call out of work for a simple cold or only for a full-blown flu?
Yesterday, I woke up and my throat was killing me. Thankfully, I was sleeping over at my parents’ house with Finn (shower issues at my place, don’t ask). When I told my father I wasn’t feeling well, he took the flashlight on my phone to check my throat. He said stay home and call the doctor; there’s white stuff on my tonsils. So I called the doctor’s office when they opened at 9 am and was fortunate to make a same-day appointment with my doctor. She took one look at my tonsils and said, “Wow! That’s pretty bad. Looks like strep.” She took a strep culture, which confirmed it. I started Amoxicillin last night. I took today off as well. Strep is contagious and I have no energy. I haven’t had strep since high school!
Are you prone to strep and when was the last time you had it?