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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 …

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Those chloraseptic sprays work really well, but only for a short amount of time. The worst sore throat I ever had was back in high school, and I carried around a bottle of that stuff and used it as much as it said you could on the label. It made the whole ordeal survivable.

Ok, I sprayed some chloraseptic. I gargled some chloraseptic. I drank some chloraseptic.

I gargled cayenne pepper. I ate a spoonful of honey sprinkled with cayenne pepper.

:'( And still the pain persists. Except for now my mouth is on fire.

I’m ready for a throat-ect-omy. The pain is minimal until I swallow – and then it is immense. I guess I should wait out my next 4 days of antibiotics to see if that fixes anything. I don’t need sleep. Or food …

Note that I am not actually suggesting this, as it would be illegal. But you sound like a girl in need of some chronic. PCP dipped marijuna ciggs would help. But since I asume you have a secret clearance as you are smart and live in this area, lets find you a better solution.

This is the remedy I told anyone at the bar who looked sick when I poured for a living: Take a LARGE coffe cup. Fill it about a third a way up with Grand Marnier. Heat it in the microwave for a couple of seconds. Squeeze a little lemon juice and a little honey in there, then back to the mike for a few more seconds. When you take it out, careful, it will be slighty too warm to drink. Quickly fill the cup up the rest of the way with Grand Marnier. Drink it all down in one go. When you wake up in two days you’ll feel a lot beter.

LOL, I’m just about ready to take up drinking …

And I discovered that the tylenol does help – without it, I feel like my throat lining is being torn off every time I swallow and I say a bad word out loud. WITH the tylenol swallowing is still really painful, but the questionable language just gets uttered in my head …

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