Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ohmygosh those are freaking huge!!!

well, I have golf ball-sized tonsils. I just got back from a doctor's appointment, and I've apparently got some mutant sized tonsils that are just teeming of strep.

Before the doctor looked down my throat, I warned him that my tonsils are abnormally large when I'm healthy, so dont be surprised at how big they are. I could see him thinking "ok...just how BIG could they really be?". He looked, his eyes got about as big as my tonsils and he pretty much exclaimed that they were probably some of the biggest tonsils he's ever seen....and yes, they were infected.

He didnt really need to look at them to see they were infected. The nurse showed some initiative when I went into the exam room and did the swab ahead of time. She said the doctor was running behind, and she knew he'd want to culture it anyways, so she just went ahead and did it. So, the doctor knew I had strep before he even stepped into the room and met me.

So, now I'm going to have 10 fun filled days of antibiotics...biaxin 500 mg b.i.d. x 10 (that's biaxin, one pill, twice a day, for 10 days) I guess I better go buy some lemon yogurt to make the antibiotics a little more palatable.


I'm not happy. But, at least the doctor said I'm also supposed to rest, so I guess I can spend my time resting, crocheting. (hmmm! what should I make?)

I'm still practicing my knitting. I should probably take a picture later so I can prove that I can actually do it. The knitting is getting easier to do...I havent made much more than a couple of swatches, but at least I can do it.

I've had an idea for a new afghan. I'm thinking of using some of my scrap to make 4 large granny squares, and then sewing them together into an afghan. It's nothing exciting, but just thought that would look cool with all my different scrap colors.


Deneen said...

I wouldn't be too thrilled either. Better take some Probiotics with the antibiotics-Biaxin kills me.

The scrap ghan idea sounds nice.

You could do the Monet afghan
which is one I was considering making with a different colored squares.

Rest up and get better.

ErinLindsey said...

I actually started Drew's Monet afghan awhile back. It's sitting abandoned in a works-in-progress pile.

I kind of just want to do basic granny squares...big ones...I might just use Drew's joining technique for the Monet afghan for this.

I cant stand biaxin either, but I'm allergic to penicillin based antibiotics, so I'm stuck with the biaxin. I did go out and get some lemon creme pie Yoplait to use as a chaser for the biaxin. I got one chocolate cherry Yoplait just to try...hopefully that tastes better than the lemon (about the only yogurt flavor I can stand is lemon)

I'm just glad that I didnt let my throat get totally nasty before I went to the doctor. I usually wait till the laryingitis settles in and then go. This time I decided to keep it from getting that far. About 10yrs ago, I had mononucleosis, strep, tonsilitis, laryingitis and bronchitis pretty much all at the same time, along with a two week migraine brought on by the mono. (mono hit first, the others just swarmed in after it) I never want to be that sick again, so I'm making more of an effort now to get to a doctor before my throat gets really nasty.

I just hope the strep goes away quickly...I cant wait for the next 10days to be over. I hate antibiotics!