i have almost zero energy
i have been sleeping or napping a lot
i drink enough tea to float a small ship
i crunch buttered toast
soup gets slurped

i thank you all for your well wishes

my throat began to ache
that it seems
 is how 
my body
a cold is coming

well this time it tricked me

no cold ever 'happened'
what happened was low grade fever
you know 
that ache behind your eyes
that nagging headache
that feeling of blah

so i decided
 to call the ent guy i had seen a year or so ago
 my pcp

my pcp is nice guy a good doctor
this serial sore throat 
3 times in 3 months
felt like it needed more

the soonest i could see anyone was thursday

i called my periodontist who knows many other doctors
he referred me to someone
whose office said the earliest appointment
was the end of june

i told them i sincerely hoped this would be gone before then

thursday it was

the diagnosis
acute aedenoiditis
severe pharyngitis
(apparently the same thing)

i got a camera stuck up my nose
the photos of the bacteria were disgusting
the treatment isn't much better
for 10 days
twice a day neti pot
twice a day gross tasting gargle
4 times a day antibiotic
lots of rest

i also spoke to my pcp who said
i dont know what it was this winter but there's a lot of that going around


  1. Blah! Who needs this; you poor girl. Well, just think, you live in a country with excellent medical facilities and access to good antibiotics and other medicine to help you heal and get thru this. How lucky is that? Rest up my friend. Rest up.

  2. Oh you poor dear. I hope Toonman and the gingers are taking extra good care of you. Soup and buttered toast doesn't sound so bad and hopefully the treatment knocks this out soon.

  3. I'm really sorry you have been feeling so badly. That kind of crap is never any fun. Do what the doctor says and get well, please. Assuming, of course, the doctor knows what the hell he is talking about. Some don't as I've learned from sad experience.

  4. So sorry!! What a bummer. I hope that you get better soon.

  5. Oh, I am so sorry, Daryl. It sounds just awful.
    I sure hope that you are completely better REAL soon. xo.

  6. Oh no - how awful! Hope you are getting plenty of rest. Hugs.


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