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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I Hate Sore Throats!

I have had my worst bouts with pain, lately, and I am getting fed up with it! I know that everyone tells me that as one gets older, there is more pain, so I'm ready for the muscle aches, and back pain, etc., but what I am dealing with now is NORMAL pain!

I abhore sore throats! Yes, you guessed it, that is exactly what I have been fighting AGAIN this week, along with my normal tooth pain from a tooth that chipped off while I was in Utah. I got a sore throat about a month ago, and had about 4 sleepless nights because of it and finally decided to go to the doctor to see why I could hardly swallow. Now, I didn't even see a doctor, but instead opted for a "throat culture" and they get back to you in about 4 hours. I decided to do this as I seem to always be sitting there complaining of a sore throat to the doctor and they can't find anything wrong with me, so tell me that it is probably just allergies. ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH! I hate that!

Well, lucky me...that time I had strep throat, and was issued a ton of penicillian. Did I mention that I love penicillian? After you take it, about 4 hours later, the pain subsides....aaaaahhhhh, tell me, how did the pioneers manage with out penicillian?

Penicillian actually saved my life, you know. I got rheumatic fever when I was five, because I had strep throat and my parental units didn't take me to the doctor. (we weren't big on doctors or dentists) It was one of the worst experiences of my life... I still remember lying on the floor waiting to leave for the doctors every day for my morning penicillian shot and crying...I didn't have any use of my muscles, as rheumatic fever affects them, so I was like a rag doll. Then, every afternoon, a nice nurse that lived across the street would come and give me my afternoon penicillian shot, in the bottom, of course. To this day, I can't watch when a needle goes into skin.
So much for me ever being a nurse or a heroin addict.
This went on for three months, so I have been told, but to me it seemed like an eternity, and I got a heart murmur from it. I also had to take penicillian two times a day for the next 12 years. Needless to say, I was never sick.

Well, a few nights ago, my throat started getting that scratchy, itchy feeling, and my head started feeling heavy and sure enough, the next morning, I had a full-blown sore throat again! Another problem with sore throats in my business, is that they affect how you sing, and I can't afford that at this time of year, as I have gigs every weekend over the whole summer! Lucky for me I don't have one this weekend, but we are leaving for a camping trip on the beach tomorrow, and having a sore throat is a bummer anyway... So, I have been frantically taking my Zicam and drinking Throat Coat, and Airbourne, and taking this new herb from the
which is amazing as it totally numbs your throat, but then it only lasts about a half of an hour, so what do you do the rest of the time? I have also tried to gargle with salt water, and take Tylenol, and need to get me some throat lozenges, but these all seem like quick fixes and don't do anything round the clock.

So, I guess if it persists again and I don't get sleep for four more nights, I will go in for my throat culture... Or maybe it IS an allergy and I should get me some Claritin.

I just wish I could get some Penicillian...I figure that if it doesn't work, it can surely take care of something else that I have hanging on in my body somewhere.
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