That’s my way of saying sorry for not posting if I should have. I went to the ear, nose and throat doctor yesterday because the recurring pain I’ve had inside came back. My family physician said to try to get in to see my throat doctor when the pain came back so he could check it out. It’s always a problem because it’s been going on for over a year. The pain comes suddenly, it hurts a lot and then goes away after maybe 3-4 days. Then it comes back about 2 months later and repeats. If I try to go to the doctor and I have to wait, it’s always gone by the time I go in.
When I was with my last family physician before she got all bitchy and decided to make people pay $1500 a year to see her (you guys remember that), she saw me once while it was happening. She pressed on the inside of my throat where I pointed and I almost jumped off the bed.
Anyway, the pain appeared suddenly yesterday and my ear, nose, and throat doctor was able to see me because his triage nurse got me in. He stuck this scope in my nose and down my throat…oh my god! Not cool! Anyway, he has a theory that I’m experiencing swelling of the carotid artery which means nothing because that is a symptom not an answer. I’ve noticed that when this happens, the weather has changed and my hands and feet get icy cold. It’s feel awful. So that was fun. But then it got better because this morning, I woke up and my jaw was hurting. I put my hand on my face and I have this huge swelling where my jaw meets my ear. It hurts like hell! So, I went to see my physician’s asst. today for that. And I’m not exaggerating, her exact medical description of the size was “crazy huge” lol! She measured it too, so funny. So, now I’m on antibiotics for the jaw thing even though we don’t know what it is and my throat doctor wants me to take 2400 mg of ibuprofen for 3 days to see if the artery theory is right. Yea! How was that for being a downer? Good huh?