[Note: This post has nothing to do with phones or other technology.]
Just before bedtime on Sunday I started to feel a bit of a tickle in my throat and by the time I woke up Monday morning, my voice was gone. (I think the tickle stole it!) I was certain it would get better as the day went on so I headed into the office. Only my voice didn’t get better and I found myself sipping mint tea just to keep going.
By last night my body was beaten so I went to bed early hoping that a good night’s sleep would coax my voice out of hiding. Instead, I had a miserable night’s sleep because my throat was so very sore and swollen that I was in too much pain for proper rest.
So this morning I woke once more only my voice was completely gone by this point – not a squeak to be heard – which meant sending an email to the office to let them know I wouldn’t be in. But I still needed to go to town to take my foster daughter to daycare, which meant that I might as well stop by the doctor’s office. And since the kid had a ride home, I didn’t have to stick around when I was done.
Anyhow, the doctor says I don’t have strep throat, which is awesome. And that I have a platelet count of 100, which is almost unheard of for me, which is awesome. And since I was in town with a sore throat I took the opportunity to pick up a few messages. (Ah! There’s that word from the title…)
And when you have a sore throat and have lost your voice, you need have to think carefully about what sort of messages to get. I chose apple juice and lemon-lime soda, apple sauce, chicken noodle soup, and fresh raspberries (one pack didn’t survive the drive home). Oh, and just in case my voice comes back and my throat stops hurting, a bag of pretzels and some cheese-in-a-can.
But for now, I think I’ll pour a glass of apple juice and soda and attempt to kip for a couple of hours…
(Do you like how I’m starting to use more Scottish terminology in my blog?)