Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sick Day, Only Not

The last week or more, my throat has been feeling like it was about to close up, right at the back of my mouth. It has been getting steadily worse. With one thing and another (and another, and another), I have been ignoring it. It's my esophagus, not my windpipe and as the ancient Roman advised, either an ailiment will get better or it will kill you and either way, hey, problem solved. There was stuff to get done, after all.

Except today, I stated having trouble swallowing. Neti pot helped some in the morning and a steady cuppa tea all day did some good but it was still problematic. Sometimes it would just close right up. Arrived home to discover Tam not feeling too well, either and hied myself off to the doc-in-a-box, only to be diagnosed with a fine case of strep and given an impressive list of prescriptions (history of rheumatic fever, they still get a bit weird when I show up streppy).

I don't know if Roseholme's resident Stoic has the same bug or if coping with a steady stream of conractors and utility guys (along with all the other excitement, our water meter had to be swapped out this week), most of it out in this miserable heat and humidity, has sapped her energy. Time will tell. But if she starts having to clear her throat a lot, I'm gonna try to convince her to talk to the doc.


Timmeehh said...

Hope you are both feeling better soon. I always feel a hot buttered rum makes most things better!

MO Bro said...

I can pray for you if you like... if not, I wish you well and the best. Tam, too.

sam said...

Take it as easy as you can, beautiful. Your roomie, too.

Here's hoping you both feel and get better quickly.

rickn8or said...

What sam said.

Stranger said...

Strep is really bad company. Especially when the vocal cords are affected and your shout turns into a whisper.

But do remember the basic unit for laryngitis is the hoarsepower.

Because I suspect you will be hoarse for a while. Perhaps 2,000 pounds of very hot Chinese soup will help clear it out. Won Ton, of course.


Nancy R. said...

Hot Buttered Rum, 18th century style

1 cup apple cider (The stuff in the produce section, not the hard stuff in the beer section)
1/4 cup dark, dark rum
2 T. maple syrup
1 T. butter

Heat, stir and enjoy. Serves one. Multiply to fit your needs.

Roberta X said...

I'll try it, only on the weekend; my capacity for alcohol is the stuff of jokes.