Well, sickness #3 hasn't yet made its way out of town, but after missing three days of work, I went to the doctor yesterday. He said I have a respiratory infection and gave me some antibiotics, so I'm hoping to start feeling something soon. Still no sleep last night... my fourth night without sleep. I'm surprisingly functional for not having slept more than a couple hours combined in the last few days, but I'll take it. I'm crossing my fingers that tonight I'll be able to sleep and tomorrow I'll be feeling better.
On a more encouraging note, my rash is almost gone! I used the steroid cream the doctor gave me for almost a week and it never did a thing. But after reading about PUPPP (thanks, April!) I found a lot of suggestions to try Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap. It does smell but it works! The next day it was better and by day three, it was almost gone. I still have a couple bumps here and there but this is some kind of miracle soap! I'm curious to see how the doctor will poo-poo the whole natural-remedy thing at my follow-up appointment on Tuesday.