American Bushman

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Last night I felt a tickle in my throat and thought little of it because I'm still on antibiotics for the second round of strep throat. Well, it's not nothing...

I spent the night hacking up a whole mess of nasty and feel terrible AGAIN this morning.

How'd I manage to get sick three times in just a few weeks and AFTER the weather turned for the better?! I've felt bad for so long that I've forgotten what it is like to feel good.

On the up-side, I've shed 18 pounds so far...

Thanks for reading,



At 8:19 AM, Blogger sam_acw said...

18 pounds of phlegm? Hope you get over it soon.

At 9:42 AM, Blogger flea said...

I could drop a few lbs. myself, being sick is a rough way to do it though.

Hope you get better for good!

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous James in Indy said...

Yo Bushman....have you been tested for Mono? Have you had a blood draw? This is starting to not sound like strep at all.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

LOL! No, Sam, not 18 pounds of phlegm. I lost most of it when my throat was so swollen that I couldn't even talk.

Seemed like an opportunity to seize and start that diet and exercise program I'm always putting off.


At 12:00 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...


I've tested positive twice foe strep but the doctor did mention mono the first time around.

I've got a follow up call in to him today to find out how I can be sick AGAIN while still on antibiotics.

Even though I've got three kids I shouldn't be sick so often right in a row.


At 1:07 PM, Anonymous James in Indy said...

Getting sick while you're on antibiotics is easy. Either you're not sick from a bacteria or the bacteria you are getting sick from is resistant to the antibiotic you're on. Happens all the time. In fact, it's why MRSA is such a big deal. MRSA is resistant to the most common antibiotics doctors pass out like candy.

Anyway, hope you feel better. I've got a cold from my latest hiking trip but I'll get over that soon enough. Hang in there!


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