On Tuesday, I started feeling a bit off. But as I usually do, I kept pushing through, hoping that all would pass. By the end of the work day, I was sluggish, and my throat hurt. I went home and crashed! I slept for a few hours, only to wake up feeling worse. I had chills, felt achy and my throat hurt. Thermometer read 101.5 degrees. Ugh.
The one thing I started noticing is that I was having trouble swallowing and had this gagging feeling every once in a while. I took a look at my throat again. The swelling in my throat had started going down, but that dangling thing at the back was long. Longer than usual.
So it was “Stump the Intern Day” at the doctor’s office. I got to meet with the intern first and told her the event over the last few days and about my uvula. She took a look and said “oh, I think I’ll let Dr. M see this.” She went and got the doc, repeated what I told her, and the Dr. M wanted to take a look. He was a bit taken aback too. He said, explaining to me and the intern, that when the infection is located in a specific area like the throat, everything can get infected. I am fortunate enough that my uvula got affected this time too. There is nothing we can do, but wait for the meds to get rid of the infection.
Hopefully the swelling will continue to go down before tomorrow morning. I really was looking forward to the singing workshop.