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I'll be sparing in my replies to everyone for a little while yet, unfortunately - such are the joys of tonsillitis.

It began unpleasantly last Wednesday; woke up, and realised the night had left me with a body enhancement of an undesirable nature. Took the day off, things didn't improve, bought some reasonable lozenges and ibuprofen to deal with the earache it had also given me. Thursday - almost fine! Went in, had a normal day. Friday - started feeling very slightly flu-ish, but other than that, still good.

Saturday, less so, but still nothing compared to the first day. Still, as a precaution, I dropped by the pharmacy and picked up some antiseptic suitable for gargling, and soluble aspirin for the same purpose. Saturday night.. back to as it had been, Sunday worse.

Cue a quick phone call to one of the local practices, and managed to get an appointment. (One of the benefits of living in a small town with a relatively old population - two practices in the main street, and another down the road) I couldn't oblige opening my mouth very wide, which didn't help the guy, but he agreed it was clearly a tonsil attack - "almost looks like an abscess". At least it wasn't (or so we hope =:) anything more than that, so bringing Hyzenthlay with me on the off-chance of a need to be admitted to a hospital forthwith was as unnecessary as I'd thought.

Strolled down to the nearby pharmacy, and picked up the prescription - a week's worth of liquid penicillin. (Just look what you've won!) Four times a day, 2 x 5ml doses, doubled for the first day.

So, still far from perfect - food is still soup, or the ice cream the doctor all but ordered I buy - but I haven't had to pop any painkillers since Monday night, so something's obviously working. With all this broad-spectrum antibiotic sloshing around inside, I could probably heal people just by touching them. =:)

Once this is all well and truly over, I am so going to attack a big pizza order.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get well soon!
Thanks. ^_^ At least the pain's cleared up - the earache was really quite uncomfortable without ibuprofen, and sometimes aspirin as well.

I know I've been wanting time off work, but I'd thought that would involve sushi, the Pacific, and great friends..
Remember to keep in mind all the usual advice. Drink plenty of water, rest up, keep warm, and complete the course of anti-biotics even after you get better.
Mm, the water's been difficult in the past two days or so, but I've been trying to remind myself that's actually quite useful stuff. And yep, I've been taking a very good rest.. some ambling around the house, but nothing exerting, and the heating's been on - not too high, as I've got a slight temperature anyway.

Definitely, I'll be finishing off that week's supply. Actually not bad stuff to taste - odd flavor, like some mutant orangey citrus, and definitely seems to work, judging by the lack of need for any painkillers since 10pm Monday. Little surprised to find plain penicillin's still used, though - I thought the use of broad-spectrum stuff was quite discouraged these days.
It is, except for cases of suspected soft tissue infection.