Not that I would ever complain about anything, but I have had a throat infection all summer. I have been to the doctor numerous times, been on anti-biotics and other fun remedies and taken most the summer off from work. I am still not better.
I will have one or two days where I am doing great. Then I do a ton of yard work or house work or travelling and the next two days I am back where I started. Throat sore, hacking and dry cough and no energy. Finally, my doctor did a whole panel of tests including a chest X-ray.*
Last week, she had her secretary call to tell me I had to come in and discuss my test results. I am thinking she found something. I was partially relieved and scared all at the same time. I went in and waited for over an hour. She had no appointments free, but assured me it was important enough that she would just "slot me in where she can". An hour later, I was slotted. Do you know what she told me?
The tests came back negative. There should be nothing wrong with me.
Okay... but she called me and told me to come in. To tell me I am fine?? But, my throat still hurts. I am still losing my voice on and off. I still feel like crap every other day. My glands are swollen. But I'm fine??? Silly me.
The doctor did mention one important thing. I talk too much.** And because I talk so much, I am further aggravating my throat. She suggested I "cease all unnecessary talking".
That would be a great plan, except all my talking is necessary.
* A chest X-ray involved pressing yourself boobs first into a wall. Then, you hug the wall so your boobs are even more flattened and uncomfortable. Then you breath in and hold it. It's a good time. You should try it.
** Tonight, I not only talked too much, I screamed my fool head off at the Blue Rodeo concert. My doctor is going to kick my butt. Of course, I'm not going to tell her I did it. Mostly because I won't have the voice to do so.