If you look at the picture, you'll notice that the tonsil area on the left of my uvula is both very red and obscuring the darkness between it and the uvula. That's because it was already quite swollen. Turns out, had I not gone on my I.V. and subsequent oral course of clindamycin, that the swelling could have shut off my airway completely, necessitating intubation. Rough.
Anyway, here's the picture, hidden for the sake of those who have no desire to look into the "dirtiest place in the human body," as Our Bodies Ourselves informed me as a child, as part of an effort to make it clear how clean the vagina is by comparison.
Told you it was gross!