I got a cold a couple of weeks ago, but I tried to pretend like I didn't have it. One day, I sort of couldn't function, so I didn't go out that night. Other than that, I continued on my hectic schedule of travel and shows - because I am a girl who hates to miss ANYTHING.
So yesterday when I was brushing my teeth, I realized that I was about ready to fall over. I knew that I was still sick, ridiculously congested and achy, but had been in denial until that moment. Well, deny no more - off to the doctor!
I've been diagnosed with Pharyngitis. It's not that big a deal, just a mild infection of the tonsils and the sinus and a little ear stuff. They loaded me up with anti-biotics and sent me on my way. The part that got me was the little conversation I had with my doctor after he told me what I had...
Dr: Open your mouth... Oh, yes.
Dr: Yes, yes. Let's see your nose. Mmm hmmm.
Me: Just a sinus thing?
Dr: Well, a little more than that. It's pharyngitis. I see you never had your tonsils removed.
Me: Is that bad?
Dr: Not unless you get infections all the time. Do you?
Dr: Then it's fine. This isn't so bad - just an infection antibiotics can take care of in a couple days, although it could linger a couple of weeks. I rarely see it in adults, though.
Me: Really? It's a kids' thing?
Dr: Yea, I see a lot of 3rd graders with this. Have you been hanging around with a lot of 3rd graders?
Me: Actually, on Sunday I went to a children's play in a park with a whole lot of kids.
Dr: Either your plane ride could have irritated your cold and caused this, but more likely it was the kids.
Kids, the ultimate germ factories. Lucky me. At least my doctor was cool enough to give me some drugs that should have me rockin' & rollin' by the 4th of July!