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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
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The past two days have taught me that my partner wasn't kidding when she said that strep throat hurts a lot more when you're an adult. I've also reached some conclusions on topical treatment. The following foods have brought me relief: 1) a mixture of ginger, chiles, and barley miso; 2) Panda brand licorice (which, I just learned, is from Finland); Tazo's Zen tea with milk; 3) Cheetos, "the puffy kind." Since my capacity for consuming these salves is limited, however, I fear that the night will drag on without much sleeping.

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: June 29th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
if you're desperate, i suggest searching out a chinese herbalist.

it's the sort of thing they're likely to be good at treating.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There's an idea. I may go that route if this persists. I'm sure there's a grizzled Chinese herbalist with a turquoise fetish somewhere in the Tucson area.
kumaraka From: kumaraka Date: June 29th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Whoops, yeah, that was me posting anonymously, AGAIN

Damn, that bug did a great job stRepresentin' for it's species!!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Whoops, yeah, that was me posting anonymously, AGAIN

Apparently. I just woke up to find no improvement. I hope this isn't one of those Amoxicillin-resistant strains. But it's probably not, since the strep my partner had two years ago manifested the exact same symptoms.
susandennis From: susandennis Date: June 29th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I sure hope it gets better soon, it hurts just to read your entry! Ouch.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I don't feel that bad overall. I just can't swallow. Unfortunately, swallowing is a big part of life. . . :-)
susandennis From: susandennis Date: June 29th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh yeah... My Mom used to say 'I don't feel bad, it's just that I can't breathe too well.' I'm not a healthcare professional but not breathing, not swallowing, they just seem like showstoppers to me. I sure hope your throat is better SOON!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can never breathe particularly well, so conditions that would leave others in despair don't faze me. But the throat is another matter. Thanks for your kind words.
commonalgebra From: commonalgebra Date: June 29th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
yeah...it's like swallowing glass. over and over and over again. Until it's not. Being unconscious is nice...when possible.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I just got back from Urgent Care -- second day in a row -- where they gave me a steroid treatment that is helping somewhat. But it's still grim back there.

It's funny. I was just thinking how much I missed your words and here you are!
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: June 29th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Finland!

Ok, that exclamation was sort of beside the point perhaps. Feel better soon!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks you, even if your retrogate Swedish imperialism did get the better of you. . . :-)
From: jsterne Date: June 29th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

other salves

Hi Charlie,

Every body's different but I had strep this spring. I kept thinking it couldn't be but it was. Here's what helped me:

--hot, slightly viscus (sp?) tea
--sorbet (watch out for freezy-brain, though)

The antibiotics did eventually work, though.

Best,
--J
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 29th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: other salves

I've done those two. Well, fruit juice popsicles and tea. It is worse as a grown-up, isn't it? I keep thinking I must be remembering my childhood wrong. But I don't remember this level of discomfort. Thanks for the help!
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