I hadn't been sick in ages, but in September I had to go to Urgent Care three times. I've basically sworn off the whole PCP thing for illness. Mostly because I have to get an appointment, then even with the appointment, I end up waiting for well over an hour to be seen. Seems it's much easier to just show up at an Urgent Care, where I've had good success in being in and out within 30 minutes. And I can go on weekends. Plus, the cost is the same as for my PCP.
I had strep throat. Then 3 days later a raging ear infection, even though I was on antibiotics. Then a week after that, inflammation (related to the first two illnesses) in my vocal cords which made it feel as though I was being strangled. Two antibiotics, a lidocaine mouthwash, and some steroids later, I finally started feeling better, albeit exhausted. It took a good 4 weeks before the scratchy throat finally started to alleviate.
Picture taken at the NC Zoo in August.
I wonder if elephant mothers get sore throats? If so, I can't imagine they would crawl off into bed and refuse to tend to their calves. You gotta like that about elephant mothers. They are devoted to their young. I have to say, though, that if they do get sore throats, I feel extra bad for them. Because you know eating hay and straw has got to be killer swallowing!
Hoping you, readers, have been well so far this Fall.