If you follow me on social media, this will be no big surprise to you, but on Thursday I was diagnosed with tonsillitis! Yaaaay! This is also kind of why I’ve been a bit distant from the blog recently, because I started feeling kind of unwell on Tuesday evening, then it really hit me on Wednesday, so apologies for that!
I’ve never had tonsillitis before, so before I went to the doctor I had no idea what was wrong with me- my glands were swollen and it hurt whenever I swallowed (so eating and drinking and even yawning is painful… so is sneezing actually) but my lower back, hips and legs were aching so much and I was just a pathetic mess feeling sorry for myself for two days.
It probably didn’t help that I had work on Wednesday and I was out the house for a good six hours, so I couldn’t go to the doctors then. Then on Thursday I was moping around the house not knowing what to do with myself, until I messaged my mum to see if she could work some miracle and diagnose me over Facebook messenger. (That doesn’t work by the way.) From what I was telling her, she suggested it might be the flu and to call the doctors ASAP. If you know me well (or follow me on Twitter) you’ll be aware of how stubborn I am when it comes to being ill, and I don’t like calling the doctors or taking paracetamol unless absolutely necessary- or when my mum tells me to do it.
So I finally got an appointment with the doctor after waiting for fifteen minutes- yes, fifteen minutes for them to actually answer the phone, but they kind of made up for it because they had a cancellation at 4pm and I could book an appointment for that time, so at least I could go to the doctor on the same day, and it’s lucky I did! There was me thinking it was just the flu or something that would pass, and a few hours later the doctor told me I had tonsillitis… at a push, glandular fever…
So I’m on antibiotics until December 3rd, so a week today will be my last day on antibiotics (hopefully) and then this WILL* be gone and I will be better and I can do my work and other things that are all due in in two weeks… so that’s just great!
*If it’s not gone away by next week I’ll be very annoyed*
Luckily, apart from my throat, I don’t really feel ill. I’m more tired than I normally am, but I’m not sure if it’s just the illness, or a mix of that, the antibiotics, and being in my third year at university… I feel like it might be a mix of all three… And another bonus was that the day after I went to the doctor the aches all went away, and I hadn’t even been on the antibiotics for 24 hours by this point so I was quite surprised that it went away so quickly. But I’m glad that’s gone, because I don’t think I could handle having even more pain!
So yeah! There’s a fun update for you all, I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you soon! (Also make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel- links down below!)