Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me?

Today is my birthday.  I have strep throat.  Ugh!  This is only the 2nd time in my life that I've had strep and let me tell you it is the DEVIL!  I was fine on Tues.  A little tired but that is pretty typical for me so didn't think anything of it.  Went to bed early and woke up at 2:30 AM and felt like I was swallowing knives.  Life for real.  Fell back asleep for an hour and woke up again and it was worse. Took Advil.  I forced myself to get really for work and was in denial that it was strep even though I knew it was worse than a regular sore throat.

Once at work it got more painful by the minute and by 11:30 I was in my car on the way home. I was lucky to get an apt with my PCP and it only took him 2 seconds of looking at my throat to know it was strep.  "That looks terrible."  "No offense!"  He told me it was the worst he had seen in a while.  Great.  Lucky me.  Two days before my birthday and a weekend filled with plans.

If I'm being completely honest 2014 has not been a good year for me at all.  Actually it has been pretty Shitty.  Yes that is a Shitty with a capital S just to emphasize how bad it has been.  Let's see:

-lost iPhone in the snow bank
-coldest, longest, winter ever with still no hope of finding that iPhone
-migraines/vertigo for 4 weeks
-threw out my back looking (for the 100th time) for that iPhone
-missed St. Patrick's Day celebrating due to back injury
-strep throat
-strep throat on my birthday = double whammy
-coldest, longest winter EVER (yes that deserves repeating b/c it has been torture)

So. . . here is to hoping for a good start to my 37th year.  I can't even believe I am 37!  How the heck did that happen? 

Going to focus on all the fun things I have coming up including Opening Day next Friday!  Woo Hoo!

Ok so pity party over.  Hope I didn't give any of my friends and co-workers strep throat.

If you want to cheer me up on my birthday feel free to donate to my MS fundraising!!! 


  1. Oh, man. That is really crappy. I can't believe baseball is starting and there's still snow on the ground! I hope everything turns around for you and QUICKLY. Happy birthday!

  2. What a horrible way to celebrate your birthday! :( So sorry hope you feel better soon and get out and celebrate even if just for a bit.

  3. Happy birthday! Feel better soon!
    May 2014 get better for you...and SOON!
    Cheers my friend

  4. Awww Jodi, that is no may to celebrate a birthday! We are only a quarter of the way through 2014, and I hope it starts to turn around with you. Just think, warm weather brings melting snow, which will lead to finding your iPhone and the end of cold/flu/street season. Focus on the good things, turn that frown upside down!! Happy HAPPY Birthday, lovely lady!!,

  5. I hope you're feeling better and had a good birthday despite the strep!

  6. You have had a tough year....then top it off with strep on your birthday. I hope you are feeling much better by now. The years do fly by as each day is kinda slow. I am 54! whew how did that happen:)

  7. I'm sorry you're having a tough year. I hope you get/got a chance to celebrate after your recovery. Happy Birthday!