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The SF Blog and Being Sick

I'm determined not to give up on the SF Blog. Wrote a new entry today, even. Check it out.

In other news, I have been self-diagnosed with tonsillitis. It's likely not serious, or necessitating surgery, but it is an infection of the tonsils, so, in the technical sense, it's tonsillitis. I have a canker sore on my right tonsil.

I was sick two weeks ago Monday-Wednesday (Feb 23rd-25th), and had a normal sore throat. I also had sinus congestion, aching, etc., basically just a normal cold. By Wednesday, I was fine, but by Thursday night, my throat had started hurting again, this time with no other symptoms, and only on the right side. I just kept waiting on it to go away, but when it didn't, I took a flashlight and a mirror and finally caught a glimpse of the fucker. It looks like it's almost a full centimeter in diameter.

I've been taking ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, aspirin, and even some hydrocodone that we had lying around from something, I can't remember what. Nothing seems to do anything about the pain (The hydrocodone made me not think about it as much, though). All I can do is not eat anything too harsh, rinse with mouthwash/saltwater regularly, and squirt Chloroseptic back there. It sucks. Pity me, dammit!


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Mar. 9th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
um, don't you think it might be time to go to the doc for an official diagnosis :-)! It might possibly be strep, that causes white spots on your tonsils. Either way you probably need antibiotics. Hope you feel better soon!
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about it, but antibiotics might be kind of late now. It's getting better, slowly. I really don't think it's strep, as the canker sore looks exactly like the ones I've had on my gums/cheeks before, and the pictures of strep I've found on the net are pretty different. I think I'll give it til like Friday to get better.
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
If it persists, will you do a self-tonsillectomy?

I understand your reluctance to see a doctor. I used to be the same way. I'm like an old hound dog, I'd just as soon go off in the woods and either get better or die. And much of the time, your problem is viral, anyway, and it's just going to run its course no matter what the doctor does.

But tonsil infections can be persistent. And some things (like strep) can kind of go dormant and come back later. If this doesn't clear soon, I hope you'll let a doctor look at it.

Mar. 9th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Dammit, if I wanted two wives, I'd become a Mormon!

I haven't established a new doctor since my childhood pediatrician. Not having a place that you go normally is another deterrent to seeing a doctor about something.
Mar. 9th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, you'd make such a good Mormon, too! What are friends for, if not to nag?
Mar. 9th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think I'd be cute in one of those bonnet things, don't you?
Mar. 9th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I think you need to Photoshop your user icon ASAP.
Mar. 9th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
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