I’d forgotten

the kind of sore throat where every single time you swallow (which you avoid as much as possible), you wince involuntarily. And your tonsils are swollen and they feel like they’re not attached, but instead caught in your throat.

I remember now.

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  • indulgent_el
    November 17, 2005 at 8:07 am

    I had that cold, and it sucks. Go to bed, get steve to bring you hot tea and chicken soup. zinc. vitamin C. sleep.

    poor baby.

  • jennekirby
    November 17, 2005 at 11:49 am

    ack. I think I might be getting that.

    dear body,
    this post has reminded me what that’s like, you don’t have to remind me by experiencing it yourself.

    get better!

  • erisian_fields
    November 17, 2005 at 1:34 pm

    Ew. I’ve had that. I wound up swallowing one of my tonsils, too. Yup. It fell off and I swallowed it. I didn’t know about it until much later when a doctor asked me whether I’d had my tonsils out and was surprised when I said no.

    Take care of yourself. LOTS of tea (Throat Coat is nice), miso soup, chicken broth with lots of garlic and parsley, and take advil or something for the inflammation and pain. It’s better to take something for it when it gets that bad.

  • nevikmoore
    November 18, 2005 at 12:42 am

    Gargle with salt water. Especially ocean salt water. As good a reason as any to drive to the coast.

    Get well, damn you.

  • erce
    November 18, 2005 at 1:01 am

    the only time my throat has hurt that bad was with strep throat. You may want to get a throat culture to be certain. Any fever accompanying the sore throat?

  • vj_pdx
    November 18, 2005 at 11:23 am

    Sweetie, you shouldn’t be so sick so close to your bird-day. Sorry we weren’t able to be there on Saturday.

  • thisisnotanlj
    November 18, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    thanks! and i love your icon. :)

  • thisisnotanlj
    November 18, 2005 at 3:23 pm

    thanks. have been eating pho ga nearly constantly, so that’s helping.

  • thisisnotanlj
    November 18, 2005 at 3:25 pm

    eeks. that’s scary. i’m amazed but glad to learn that there are no aftereffects from tonsil-swallowing. and yes, i’m trying, thanks.

  • thisisnotanlj
    November 18, 2005 at 3:26 pm

    you know, i dunno. if i’m worse after the plane flight, i’ll probably see a doctor in ohio…