Sunday, October 23, 2011

day of rest

Went to the doctor this morning, where it was confirmed that I have tonsillitis. I'm on meds now, but the doctor said I should come back in for an x-ray in five days, because he thinks it's chronic and that I should probably have my tonsils removed. Eek! Though this might explain why the lymph nodes in my neck generally feel like marbles. Plus, the doc I went to see was an ear/nose/throat specialist, and he seemed to know immediately that having a swollen, soar throat is a regular thing for me. While I'm not excited at the prospect of sucking on ice chips and eating nothing but jello for a week (if there's one thing I hate, it's jello), I do like the prospect of feeling ten thousand times better in the long run.

Oh, I'm sorry, of course - who wouldn't want to partake of this tastiness? YUM.

All this is to say, I've spent most of the day at home, working on my mess-making and surfing the internet. (These activities have been shown to improve the effectiveness of the antibiotics, especially the former.) And I came across this amazing article by Keri Smith, which has basically changed my entire day/possibly life. Is it weird that I'm a teacher who can't stand education? Go read the article (it's in three parts; scroll to the bottom for the first), and maybe you'll see what I mean.

Drawing by Keri Smith, as featured in the article. Now really, go read it!

Ok, folks, back to my mess....