Get well soon and please stop being stubborn when it comes to see a doctor or go to the ER. I have relatives that have died young (in their mid 50s) because they don't do check ups regularly or go the hospital when needed and when they finally go is too late.
Thanks, and to the others who commented here. Unfortunately I got sick just before the long weekend, didn't realize it was gonna get worse or I might have tried to see my doctor Friday.
I HATE ERs, horrible experiences. I was holding out for when I could see my own doctor again on Tuesday, which I did. But I would have taken the ER route if things had turned really bad. And I do see a doctor regularly, maybe too regularly. I worry I might become a hypochondriac like my late Mother (can one be a hypochondriac about being a hypochondriac? I better not dwell on it).
But anyway, truth is I usually don't do anything interesting on these kinds of holidays, unless friends invite us to something. Being both retired we make our own schedules, so we really didn't miss much by my being in bed over the holiday, a BBQ & pool invite is about it.