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Illness sucks and blows, simultaneously

This morning (at 4:30), I had to go to the ER because my throat was so sore that I could not swallow. I was given lidocaine in a syrupy liquid form to gargle, plus amoxicillin. I'm uncertain about the antibiotic, but since the sore throat has been getting progressively worse since Monday, I guess I'd better just take the stuff. The gargle is ... weird. I can't gargle it effectively when it's syrupy, but diluting it with water seems to make it not work so well. Maybe I need to find the right ratio.

Also, since I'm out of both sick days and vacation at work, it looks like I'm going to need to file a short term disability claim. Hurrah.

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chorale
Mar. 11th, 2017 06:34 am (UTC)
I've used the lidocaine syrup last year after I had salivary gland surgery to relieve my discomfort from the sutures under my tongue. It was kind of nasty, but it helped. *big hugs* *mugs of herbal tea when it won't interfere with the lidocaine*
ebenbrooks
Mar. 11th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, I haven't needed the lidocaine syrup since the first day. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the flu part of what I have is mostly gone. Now I'm just dealing with the latent sinus infection.

Thanks for well-wishes! I am, in fact, drinking some of Allison's wonderful ginger tea right now. (She brought me a bottle Thursday night.)
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