Thursday, 8 July 2010

Some things are hard to swallow

This week for me anyway has been a painful waist of time. I have Tonsillitis, yep another freaking ailment to add to my steadily increasing collection of  illnesses. I felt a sore throat coming on over the weekend but thought nothing of it. Monday was a bit worse I started to find it hard to swallow . Yesterday was the worst, it felt like a heavy weight boxer had used my head and face as a punch bag.

You know when you get a head ache? It can be just behind your eyes, at the back of your head or on your temples and many other places around your head, its not a man thing here, contrary to popular opinions. My head ache covered all of my head, it was everywhere. Usually when I get a head ache I just take a pain killer and its either dulled down or taken care of in about 30 minutes. Yesterday I could not swallow so pain killers were out of the question.

I did go to the doctors on later on in the morning and was told by the nurse that I had Tonsillitis and that the only thing to do was to start on a course of Penicillin, cool I thought, except that I cant swallow... I mean anything. I must have let this thought out as I heard it squeak pathetically past my lips. The nurse looked at me and only said "Finish the course and if nothing has changed by Friday come back" .

Later in the day I did notice that my head ache eased if I was laid down and it seemed easier or less painful to swallow. As soon as I was back on my feet the pain was back. (hang on a second Im just taking my medication Ouch... ) I don't know if my wife was just sick of me being a "poorly man" or she thought I would be better off in bed but she told be I should go to bed later last night.

This morning, after a bad nights sleep I woke feeling a bit better, my "All over head ache"  has gone, the pain in my left ear has changed to a dull throb and its not as painful to swallow, so far I have had two cups of tea, a milk shake from McDonalds and a cup of coffee. Breaking news is "Jim has just eaten a quarter of a slice of toast" ... It got stuck and had to be washed down with some lemonade so it looks like Im not on solids yet.

10 comments:

  1. Oh I loathe tonsillitis, had it a lot as a kid. Hope you heal up quickly.

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  2. Mtae: Scream? Its taking me all my time to talk

    Shmode: I had it alot when I was a kid too but the doctors would not take them out when I asked them to... (Took my little brothers out though Grrrr..)

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  3. Mtae: Scream? Its taking me all my time to talk

    Shmode: I had it alot when I was a kid too but the doctors would not take them out when I asked them to... (Took my little brothers out though Grrrr..)

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  4. Tonsils? You still have them? Sheesh get in the 21st Century! Actually, they are meant to be there to stop infection. First line of defence. Yes, but they hurt, can't I just have the infection?

    My eldest (2 1/2), has had it maybe 3 times this year. Most recent last week. Dr told us if he has it 6 times in one year they may take them out so he is on course. I feel for him as I remember having it loads as a kid. Ah the good old yellow banana medicine.

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  5. Tonsils? You still have them? Sheesh get in the 21st Century! Actually, they are meant to be there to stop infection. First line of defence. Yes, but they hurt, can't I just have the infection?

    My eldest (2 1/2), has had it maybe 3 times this year. Most recent last week. Dr told us if he has it 6 times in one year they may take them out so he is on course. I feel for him as I remember having it loads as a kid. Ah the good old yellow banana medicine.

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  6. Ah the little brother as mentioned in my last comment..*snort*
    Your 2 year old gets it that often? Poor wee soul my heart goes out to him. The discomfort brings me close to tears at times and Im a grown up (No I am honest).

    I remember the yellow banana medicine now that you mention it, buggers wont let me have it though.

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  7. Ah the little brother as mentioned in my last comment..*snort*
    Your 2 year old gets it that often? Poor wee soul my heart goes out to him. The discomfort brings me close to tears at times and Im a grown up (No I am honest).

    I remember the yellow banana medicine now that you mention it, buggers wont let me have it though.

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  8. I am sorry. Heal up quickly and try not to scream.

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  9. I am sorry. Heal up quickly and try not to scream.

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  10. Oh I loathe tonsillitis, had it a lot as a kid. Hope you heal up quickly.

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