Monday, December 22, 2008

I'd Rather have a cold...

So can you tell I'm a total wimp when I'm sick? Boo hoo! Pity me! LOL! Oh my GOODNESS I feel sorry for people that are prone to sore throats. I am not. I actually don't remember another time when I've had strep throat, but this stinks! I mean we NEED a uvula? I'm ready to chop the stupid thing off!



Myra 10:22 PM  

I actually did have my uvula removed. There was a polyp on it, and it looked like my uvula was cloning itself! So I went to the doctor and he lasered it off. Actually, I had read that reducing the size of the uvula helped with snoring, so I basically had him remove almost the whole thing. I don't think it helped the snoring, and the trade-off is that now sometimes I get strangled if I'm not careful how I drink liquids -- now it takes a fraction of a second longer to close my throat when I swallow, and sometimes the liquid gets down my windpipe before that happens.

So, it's not perfectly wonderful, either with too much or too little uvula. Funny how such a little thing can cause so much commotion, isn't it?

A. Gillispie 10:36 PM  

Oh my goodness! I never thought I'd hear of a person who actually did it! Well...that doesn't sound so hot either, although I might be willing to trade out for a few days at this point! ;-)

mary grace 11:25 AM  

I had strep throat last year and thought I was going to die! Seriously, I started crying in the middle of the night, and told my dh that I couldn't take another minute of the pain. He knew I meant business, b/c I delivered our three bio kids w/o meds ... so that says something about strep, doesn't it?

Lili 8:39 PM  

Actually, in Ethiopia the uvula is still often removed. My ET daughter was missing hers when she arrived in America. She hasn't had any problem w/o it.