Thursday, July 14, 2011

on the mend... in which I live up to the sobriquet.

Turns out the tonsil infection was spawned by a sinus infection. The doctor had a young resident with her and asked if I minded if she showed the resident the back of my throat. "See how the tonsil is covered in pus?"

I couldn't leave that one alone. I said "so, I'm pretty much constantly swallowing pus right now?"

Her face was awash in disturbed bemusement. "well, yes."

I pulled face as I said "um, yummy."

They both laughed.

I'm on some antibiotics and told not to do anything strenuous for several days. And maybe not work so much overtime.

I'm thinking I'll be a slacker and only work 8 hour days Thursday and Friday, and then I'll set about a furious spate of layabout reading and videos.

Feeling better, already. :)


Jon said...

It's been a banner year of nasty sinus infections. I'm thinking the extra dry conditions, and fires, have released unusual beasties.

A friend's daughter spent some time in the hospital due to the sinus infection spreading to her inner ear.

The only advise I'll give is to keep your sinuses dry. Over the counter stuff usually works.

Tarb said...

Grooooooooooooooossssss! I'm sorry to hear you've not been well, Phlegmmy. I hope you get better quickly. Try and get some rest. As to the pus problem, perhaps you could do as the tobacco chewers do, and carry about a little spit cup everywhere you go? ;)

DaddyBear said...

Hope you feel better, Phlegmmy! I'm currently getting over having my tonsils removed. Not a lot of fun, but it'll help with just such things in the future.

NotClauswitz said...

My most sincere condolences. Until the reuti-canali a few years back my dead front toof (big brother pushed my face onto concerte when I was 8) would act up similarly causing sinusticus infegliations. The tonsils came out alter that year in Calcutta...

Guffaw in AZ said...

Get Better!
...and nummy (yucch!)

Auntie J said...

I had a sinus infection either really early this year or late last year that gave me a bloodshot eye. Just one. I had eye drops, antibiotics, and medicine for the cough (mine tend to settle in my chest). It took about four days for the eye to look normal again. Of course, I ran into my cousin in Target while I'm waiting for my myriad prescriptions and looking like a psychotic freak.

Glad you're starting to feel better!

Carrie said...

Yummy indeed. :-\

Feel better, lovely!

Old NFO said...

Sorry to hear that, get better soon!