Saturday Night Fever!
Unfortunately I have strep on a stinking Tuesday. That gets me nothing but a Wednesday of lying in bed getting behind on work. I don't like missing work. I don't like being sick. I don't like strep.
Apparently I don't have much immunity, or tact for that matter (since I shoved an iPhone down my throat, took a photo and posted it online) but whatever. It's sort of an online journal of my life if you will... I must document! Okay, not so much. I may or may not be hopped on up cold medicine and may be appalled I posted a picture of my open pie hole online tomorrow. I rarely take any kind of medication and often when I do it leaves me goofy. Let's just say you were warned before reading too far into this.
I'm no stranger to the strep. I had my tonsils out at age 23. When they say the older you are, the more difficult it is, I would emphatically agree. Certain types of pain I have an incredible tolerance for I believe. I gave birth to my son without so much as a tylenol in my system, yet having those tonsils out... that should be one of the banned torture techniques the United Nations shouldn't allow. My doctor, a very old-school fellow, prescribed me no pain meds for the healing process, so once the anesthesia wore off I wanted to be put out of my misery. Like Old Yeller. It was without doubt the most excrutiating experience of my life. I didn't eat solid food for 14 days.
The old-school doc said I had the most scarred tonsils he had ever seen. I'd had numerous bouts of strep before the surgery, so I didn't question that statement. (Although I had begged him to save the little boogers in a jar so I could take them home-twisted, I know.) I didn't see them, but I do understand them now. The thing about scar tissue is - once it's there you don't feel pain in that area. My scared, bulbous, disgusting tonsils buffered the sting of a sore throat. Now that they are gone... every single little cold makes my throat ache. I despise sore throats now, and I miss those nasty little dangling meat sacks. RIP tonsils. I miss you every day I'm sick.