I was hanging out with friends Saturday night. I had a good time, nothing big, just friends sitting around having a few drinks and fun. I went home around 1 am and went to bed. Almost immediately, I had bed spins. I didn’t drink enough for bed spins so I thought it was odd. I eventually fell asleep only to awake around 4 am with serious bed spins and a big desire to puke. I grabbed for my phone and noticed my motor movements weren’t going as fast as my brain. I slid myself to the edge of the bed and immediately knew I couldn’t walk. I am fairly sure I said it out loud, too as I was sliding to the floor. Somehow, I was able to grab one of Georgia’s empty water bowls and proceeded to get sick in that (and all over me….but at that point, I couldn’t care). I must have passed out again and woke when Georgia’s insulin alarm went off. I still couldn’t walk. I had some energy to move but the nausea was so severe, I knew staying in place was best. I still had my phone but didn’t think of calling anyone for help. I pulled a blanket down because now that the cold sweats were gone, I was freezing, and proceeded to fall asleep again. Two hours later, I woke and was able to move. First thing I did was clean myself up. Trust me, I was a mess. Then I took care of Georgia. Got her insulin and food and other meds and I promptly went back to bed. I slept from 10 am until almost 4 pm. Woke up and felt okay. Still shaky but not too bad. As the day progressed, I felt intense sinus pain and some serious body aches. Normally, I would call my general practitioner to get an appointment but it was Sunday night. I checked and the walk in clinics were also closed. Then I remembered my work now has teledoc. I was skeptical, but called. Within 20 minutes, I had a video check up and a script called in to the pharmacy. I was shocked. This acute sinusitis attack really did come out of the blue. I had been sneezing and coughing but nothing major. I kind of thought it was allergies.
Three days later, I’m not as nauseous and I haven’t had any more vertigo events. I have been sleeping at least 15 or more hours a day and my pets are simply the world’s worst nurses (Jaxson tried but it was mainly to get me to fill his food bowl). Georgia is oblivious to the fact I am sick and I’m fairly certain Milo would eat me if I died, so neither of them feels the need to behave when I’m knocked down.
Regardless, I’m happy with my first teledoc experience. I often feel like waiting for antibiotics is what causes me to get worse. I’m hopeful that this can be another tool in my healthcare toolbox. I was a skeptic, but my first experience was good in a pinch. I’m glad I had the option.
Wish me luck as I reenter the land of the living tomorrow.