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. :)