First and foremost:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!
I’m happy to report that we have absolutely zero candy left over. Thank GOD.
Most importantly, I remain sick. Just as sick as I was one week ago when I came down with a fever and chills so bad, not even three blankets could keep me warm. It’s been coming and going ever since.
My throat has been raw for almost that long too. During the day, while I’m up and moving around, it seems to subside a bit, but in the evening, it hurts so much that I’m eating Tylenol or whatever OTC pain medicine I can find, and trying my best to swallow.
Usually these things are gone in a few days. That’s always how my ailments work. It starts one day with subtle symptoms, then I have one full blown day of everything, then by the third day, my body is already feeling better.
But not this time. Today, I finally broke down and went to the clinic. God am I sick of seeing doctor’s this month. The good news is, it isn’t strep. The bad news is, it looks like some sort of virus that may take weeks to get over. She offered me some Lydocaine gel and some Tylenol with Codeine. I took the Codeine and while I certainly am in the state of mind to where I don’t care if I’m in pain; I’m still in pain. I still can’t swallow without feeling like I’m swallowing shards of glass or trying to fit a watermelon down a waterhose.
And now the pain has spread to my jaw, to my ears, and I can barely move my tongue. I guess this is good practice for my jaw surgery in January.
Not to mention, I’m sure Howard enjoys the silence to my incessant babbling nonsense. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play with those three headed dancing bears that just walked past my ukelele.