Well, the headline kind of says it all, really. I’ve had tonsillitis on and off since March 15th. That batch came on overnight and severely. Two weeks of strong antibiotics later and I was “better”.
Only I wasn’t really. It felt like I had a sinus infection … or something. I just didn’t feel well again.
And then one weekend my throat started feeling sore again. I’ve had tonsillitis so often in my life that I know I have it before the infection is visible, so usually I have to wait a few days after feeling it before I can go to the doctors, otherwise I’m not sick for the first visit & it’s a waste of time, then I go back 24-48 hours later and they yelp at the state of my throat.
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What do you know, I go back to the doctors on April 18th and hey, I have tonsillitis. A 5 day course of antibiotics and I’m feeling worse and sorer at the 5th day.
I headed back to my doctor yesterday, who confirms that the infection has visibly gone, so I don’t need the repeat antibiotics.
But I’m feeling so bad, right? I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in bed with fatigue. Going out for a few minutes to do necessary things (related: my real estate are really fucking incompetent) wiped me out. My GP thinks my body just isn’t coping with the infections so I’m on 50mg/day of prednisone this week to try to help my body get over it.
I’m incredibly cranky that my day job workload is high this time of year and that I couldn’t take today off and have 5 straight days in bed to help me recover. I am feeling better than I was on Friday, so that’s something. I still feel far from great though. I really don’t want to talk to other people or be social. I don’t even want to say good morning to people. I just want to be left alone.
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I’m cranky that years ago my old (lousy) GP told me I should get them out and then never did anything about it. I’m cranky that I trusted him that they didn’t seem to need removing any more.
I’m going to cry, beg, borrow and steal (I’m not sure how the borrow and steal will work, but you know, literary phrases don’t need reality, right?) at my surgeon the next time I see him to get me moved up the list because as the title says, 5 weeks of it is killing my soul. There’s only a category 3 wait list for tonsil removal in the public system but surely there’s some sort of ability to move within that!! SURELY! I hope there is.
Anyway, seeing as I’m going to be on a big dose of steroids this week, what is your go-to munchies food? I need to buy munchies food after work today.