I've been away from the internet world for a few days due to an intense tonsilitis takeover. One that put me right into the hospital, with my very first IV and everything! When it first started I went straight to a cvs minute clinic, where they gave me a Zpacand lidocaine to gargle with. The lidocaine was meant to numb my tonsils, only it'sgel consistency made it hard to gargle without gagging. When the Zpac wasn't kicking in fast enough, I couldn't eat or drink for two days, and I was crying over the pain, mister scooped me up and drove me to the hospital. (As much pain as I was in I asked if we could wait until after the Bachelorette to go, because it was about to start and I anticipate it all week! He wouldn't wait.) My throat was swollen to the point that I was spitting in a cup because I couldn't bare to swallow even a drop. The IV was filled with fluids to rehydrate my body, and a bit of pain relieving drip that made me a teeny bit loopy! Then I got the WORST SHOT OF MY LIFE of penicillin in my thigh. I was originally going to get stuck in the butt, but I talked then nurse man into doing it elsewhere. It's been two days and I'm still waddling around like I'm nine months pregnant! They patched me up and sent me on my way with a prescription for Vicodin. It's close to clearing up now with just a little sore scratchiness, but 98% better! I hope I never ever ever have tonsilitis again, and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone!
What was your most painful illness or hospital experience?
Drey $ Nicole