Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Getting better?

I think it's possible that I've been sick due to allergies. I started to feel icky right after we brought the brugmansia into the house. It's never had as many flowers on it as it has this year - we had eight flowers at a time, which is a record for us. I'm also not accustomed to the environment around the house: there are different plants here, closer to the river, then there were where we used to live.

It's also possible that I've got some kind of virus. The goop in my eyes wasn't allergies, however, because my eyes weren't itchy or watery; they were goopy. I have been using some Polysporin antibiotic eye drops for the last couple of days and they seem to have cleared up the goopiness.

I still have a very sore throat, however. I think I have some post-nasal drip which might account for the productive cough I have only in the morning, and that could cause my sore throat. But there are actual sores on my throat and I don't know if that could be caused by post-nasal drip or allergies or something else.

Tomorrow I'm going to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic and get checked out. Aside from the fact that I want to feel better, I also want to go to Mississauga for Thanksgiving. I can't go if I'm sick because I can't take the chance that I might infect them with whatever I've got. At least if I go to a doctor I can find out whether I have allergies or I'm infectious or what. And maybe I can start to feel better.

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