I woke up monday morning with a sore throat. I woke about 4 am on account of the pain when I swallowed. And I woke up every time I swallowed thereafter. I finally got out of bed at 6 am – a handful of drugs and a chamomile tea later, and the pain was bearable.
I woke up tuesday morning with half a sore throat. That’s right, just the right half of my throat was sore. I woke around 4 again, and dozed on and off till finally getting up at 6 am for some drugs and tea.
I woke up today and it was the same drill. Except the pain never subsided. I managed to get a doctors appointment today over lunch. The doctor told me to that my throat would stop hurting when I got better. And that they never give anything for the pain. Only antibiotics. On the hope that my throat infection is caused by bacteria.
I stopped for lunch on my way back to work. As I sat in the Taco Bell in the parking lot after a quick run through the drive through, it was the most painful bean burrito (no onions) I have ever eaten in my life. There were literally tears running down my face, but when it comes to me and lunch, I’m gonna eat lunch.
After work I picked up my antibiotics and everything google told me I could gargle to help a sore throat: listerine, hydrogen peroxide, and children’s liquid tylenol. I have since gargled it all to no avail.
I just want to be able to eat and most especially sleep without pain. :'( I don’t know how parents with new babies get no sleep and then still get up and go to work anyway. Three days of no sleep and I am useless, I’m lucky I made it home without falling asleep at the wheel.
So how do I get rid of the pain? I skipped the gargling tobasco suggestion from google, but I am about ready to try it …