Well, I am sick.
I woke up Monday morning after only getting 6 hours of sleep (I was watching X-Files, which might have something to do with this) when I awoke to a sore neck.
I was stumbling toward the shower when I went to rub my neck and lo! There was more neck than was there just 6 hours before! I ran to the mirror and a large bump had appeared on my neck.
After my nervous breakdown, I somehow got to work and called my doctor. We’ll call him Dr. Ambiguous. I got an appointment, and all morning clock watched until it was time I left.
After literally PULLING information from him, I found out it was NOT cancer, NOT a spider bite, NOT a twin, and NOT anything to be worried about. Apparently it is an agitated lymph node. I literally begged him to let me make a follow up appointment in 2 weeks to make sure I was 100% back to being a single child (well, non-twin that is). His advice (which was $30 by the way) was to take some Advil.
So I went home feeling much better – but still a little freaked out. So I called my mom. She looked up lymph nodes for me, and read online that because it was so rapid in forming (6 hours – I bet I have the fasted lymph nodes EVAR. They must be THE BEST) that it just meant it was fighting an infection I didn’t know I had. My mom was sweet enough to tell me that tons of people are getting the flu lately – IN THEIR NECKS!!!
For the first time, mom, I don’t quite believe you.
But thanks anyway!
As long as it’s not cancer or some spider from South America (or its babies – eek) I feel good.
Until this morning.
I started getting a sore throat, and wouldn’t you know it – a stuffy head.
So bring it on, FLU! My unborn twin sister is kicking your AZZ - AS WE SPEAK!!!!
Good work, Katie!
Now: Onto Target! We must invest in fashionable scarves ASAP!!!