It’s not so much that i jinxed myself, but that I spit in the face of ill health and it responded with a vengeance, shoving me back down into my place among mere mortals who don’t know better than to cower against The Universe and all it brings. Like super germs.
We, as in the whole family, as in ALL FIVE OF US including my mom, have Strep again. The day after I posted about being better, Gabi was diagnosed, and then the rest of us succumbed in one fell swoop soon after.
What the freaky frick?
I don’t even know what round this is. Five? Six?
Oh, and our swabs weren’t even in the dish 24 hours before the microbiologist called to say that we all had raging 4+ Strep A. That’s some nasty Strep. Our antibiotics pills are BLACK.
So now we have to figure out if Gilberto and I should get our tonsils out, if we should leave them in and get the kids’ tonsils out, or if we leave as is and just keep medicating until none of us get sick anymore.
I think I’m leaning more towards getting ALL of our tonsils out, because I recently read an article about how the overuse of antibiotics is rendering them ineffective because germs are smarter than we thought and preparing for a war on mankind like we’ve never seen before. Or like they saw before antibiotics were created. Either way, you get the picture; living in a world without effective antibiotics is ugly.
I’ve always been cautious about antibiotics, so I’m really happy that this new anti-antibiotic use thinking is spreading, even if it might be a bit too late (check out Moms for Antibiotic Awareness for some great info). But it also has me super freaked out! It’s enough to make me want to have surgery that is apparently really difficult for adults to recover from, just so that we don’t have to keep dosing ourselves with meds that we might need for something way more serious later in life, but sorry, we’re screwed.
We’re still looking at all of our options. Including homeschooling the kids in case school is where the exposure is coming from. I’m totally kidding. Kind of. With out luck we could buy one of those self-sustaining bubble environments and still catch us some Strep.read more