Even though I'm not running a fever, I have a sore throat and even my eye balls hurt. This can only mean one thing....tonsillitis or strep throat. Now I know that a high fever usually accompianies strep throat, but I've had it so much that now I get atypical symptoms. In fact, last spring my doctor told me that the next time she wants to take out my tonsils.
I love my doctor, like seriously, I want to hang out with her, but she can just step off if she thinks I'm undergoing a tonsilectomy! This all started when, unknown for months, I came down with mononucleosis and had strep throat or tonsillitis every month for 6 months. It totally sucked. Even after all that and all the times I've been sick in the last 10 years I refuse to have my tonsils removed. Too many horror stories! No thanks, just pass me some good drugs and I'll curl up under my blankets and wait to die.
Plus, my tonsils can amuse me when I'm not ill. They're really huge and have crater like pockets that grow little hard balls of phlegm, called tonsilloliths. (theres a photo on that link if you want to get good and grossed out). Mmmmm good stuff.
Sorry, that was gross. I'm going to go lie on the sofa and moan at Lulu to fix me some mashed potatoes now. That dog is just useless as a servant.