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My Enemy, My Tonsils

Reporting from under about 3 feet of comforters. Again, I am sick. Always with the upper respiratory crap. I've got a throat infection so heinous that the codeine they gave me doesn't even touch the pain.

Sunday night, my fever was 102 and rising rapidly. When I shined a light in the back of my throat… well, I'll spare you the details. Suffice to say that I've rarely seen anything so gnarly, and I own three pathology textbooks.

So, E insisted on taking me to the ER, and I didn't really protest. They're treating me for strep even though the instant swab test was negative. Hopefully I'll have more info today.

Fuckityfuckityfuck. I am so weary of this. I don't care that it's no longer standard procedure for them to remove tonsils. I want the little bastards scraped!

FYI, Theraflu actually trumps codeine for ultra-severe throat pain, and it's a pretty effective fever reducer. Which reminds me: *passes out*


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Nov. 28th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Sweet dreams and better health!
I agree, Theraflu is some pretty amazing stuff. Glad something is helping, and I hope you feel better soon.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. Hope you and Slash are well.
Nov. 28th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
*pets the Fenriss*

*sends reiki*

Take care of yourself, dear...
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
Ooh, many thanks for the reiki. Maybe that's why the pain is a little less awful than when I fell asleep asfter posting this!
Nov. 28th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon!
If you're up to it by Sunday, Steph and I would love to have you and E over for dinner. If not, we can always do it some other time.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Many thanks, sweetie. We'd really like to do dinner, but it's hard to say if it'll be a good idea, even by Sunday. I'm probably going to my own doctor in the morning, and she can maybe tell me how long I should consider myself a plague carrier.

In the meantime, I don't want to hold you two up if you get a better offer for Sunday.
Nov. 28th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
awwww sleeeeeeeep rest lots of liquids rest hope you will get all better you have E. to take very good care of you then two must come for a visit maybe this summer or next fall when you have some time I know you guys are buzy but we would love to have you visit - ok - now rest xoxox- miss you
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon. Miss you lots, and would love to come see you and your new home.
Nov. 28th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
i hope you feel better very, very soon! i'm glad something is providing you with some relief. sore throats are no fun at all. (well, okay, unless it's a laryngitis-y thing that leaves you with a horribly sexy voice, but if it hurts, then it's no fun.)

ultra-spacecakey thing to think about when you're not horribly ill: have you tried doing any throat-chakra work, ever? i bet EJ could do some interesting stuff with that...
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Well, I *am* prone to lots of nasty throat infections. I've had various healers and shamans tell me that it might have something to do with being unable to speak my truth. Dunno. You make an interesting point. *hugs* ... the non-germy, e-hug kind
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Gee darlin', I hope you feel better soon.

We currently have our own petri dish 'o' fun going on over here too. The boy even *stayed home* today - which he never, ever does.

So much love to you.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Love to you too, sweetie. Hope all Pethericks feel much better soon. Non-germt e-hugs all around.
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
Awwww, feel better soon. :(
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. Cute icon!
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better very soon, sweetie.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* :/ Heal quickly!
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks. Hugs greatly needed!
Nov. 28th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Geez, I remember you getting a horrible sore throat like this when you were sixteen or seventeen; they should have taken out the tonsils then.
Hope you feel better soon. Lots of love sent your way.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Wow. You know it's oddly comforting to me that you remember that. Thanks.

Yeah, I really wish I knew why the decision was always made that they wouldn't do that. I know that getting rid of tonsils does not mean you'll never get a sore throat again, but your suceptibility to infections does go down dramatically. If I go to the doctor tomorrow, I'll be asking about the procedure.

Love to you, too!
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon!

Coffee is obviously out of the question, but if you need anything, I'm telecommuting tomorrow.

Nov. 29th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, sweetheart. I'm probably going to make Eric miss some work tomorrow to cart me around to the doctor and the pharmacy. I would really, *really* hate for you to get what I've got, so I'm pretty much putting myself in quarantine until a medical professional tells me I'm not contagious.

But your kind offer is greatly appreciated :)
Nov. 28th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
*massive hugs* Aww! Hope you feel better soonest, my dear. Take care of yourself.
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, darlin'. Aww, look at Bertie and Jeeves' concerned faces! They're worried about me :) *is much comforted*
Nov. 29th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Hey, hope you're able to get better soon. 'Tis the season, unfortunately... anyway, let me know if you need any help with anything over the next couple days. Remember, I work right down the street from you, and could take a long lunch break if needed at any point.
Nov. 29th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, hon. You're very kind. I'd hate to expose you to this, though. *non-germy e-hugs*
Nov. 29th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
Oh, babe. Please to be getting better.
Nov. 29th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *sniffle*
Nov. 29th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Feel better.
I think a gargle with hot bleach & fresh cat pee will fix you right up; or at least make you forget about it.
Nov. 29th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Heh. Thanks. I always tell everyone how you give the best advice in these matters.
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