I'm not a doctor, but I recommend you seek medical advice if:
- you've had a fever for more than 48 hours,
- you've got white stuff on your tonsils,
- your throat is red,
- your tongue is white,
- your ears hurt and you can hardly hear anything,
- your whole body aches,
- your snot is green and thick,
- it's painful to swallow, and
- you can not sleep longer than 3 consecutive hours.
On Friday evening I recited this list of complaints to a HealthLink BC nurse. "You need to go to a health clinic or the ER. Now. Promise me you are hanging up the phone and seeking medical attention. Promise. Me." she said with more than enough conviction to scare the shit out of me.
My husband was happy to accompany me to the ER, "It's like we're having a Date Night." Which wasn't far off the mark, since we did catch a show. "I just pushed that guy, I don't know why he got so mad," was the oft-repeated catch-phrase from an intoxicated, jovial Philadelphia Flyers fan who was getting bandaged up. We found him more amusing than the ER nurse or the attending RCMP officers. I assume it was not the first time they'd caught his performance.
I'm still not feeling 100%, but I am 100% besotted with my new penicillin prescription.
This post will conclude with photos of my cats. They're cute.