Have you ever had strep throat? This is my first time with the very uncomfortable, almost too painful for words, sore throat. I woke up Monday morning with what I thought was the sore throat segue into cold thing. Tuesday morning, my throat felt small and it was difficult to swallow. It brought tears to my eyes every time I had the need to swallow! Now eating or drinking, well forget it! I think I have lost 5 pounds since Monday. I’m ok with that! Well, on my drive to school, I started thinking about what might be wrong with me and strep came to mind. At school, I quickly researched symptoms online. Looked at my throat in the mirror and saw white patches…..ew! Decided I best be getting out of school and called the doctors.
Luckily the doctors were able to squeeze me in for a check on my throat. The doctor said my throat didn’t look happy. You think? They did a throat culture that confirmed it. 24 hours after taking penicillin, I feel so much better. It still is uncomfortable to swallow or eat, but nothing like yesterday!
O yea, and did I mention that I have been dealing with an ankle sprain for a couple months? I was afraid to have it looked at. i don’t want them to tell me I can’t ski. So I have been taping it and doing my best to ignore the pain. Well I finally got an air cast for it yesterday and it already feels much better. I think I should have looked into that cast a long time ago!
With all that has been going on, I did manage to make a new illustration! I finally feel like I have captured Pepper’s personality in this illustration! Let me know what you think!