Hi. I'm here. Still breathing and the like. Sorry about that one-month (30 days exactly!) hiatus. Besides my computer being out of service for a few days, I got sick. Like, a lot. First I got strep throat. That was okay because I had it before and I knew I just needed rest to get better. So I got rest. But then I went back to work too soon and relapsed-ish. I didn't have strep anymore but I was sick again. And tired. So I worked a little less but kept chugging on because I had to go to San Diego that weekend and I can't not work if I'm going to go to San Diego. So I went to SD for a weekend and spent all the first day on my feet, in the sun, at Legoland. Granted, it was a lot of fun, but probably not the best idea. The next day I spent on my feet as well, but more relaxed as I toured a bit of San Diego with one of my UCLA friends. All of this while I'm still sick, with a terrible sore throat. So I come back and go to work on Tuesday, another bad idea, and end up needed the rest of the week off because guess what, I had an ear infection. FAIL. So then I tried to recover from that, got some antibiotics (that wanted to rip apart my stomach into tiny pieces), which cleared up the ear but I was still congested with a sore throat. That wouldn't go away. For daaaays (with 4 a's!). Then my ear felt blocked again...So I went back to the doctor and she said, "It's either an infection that I'm not catching, or allergies." She gave me more antibiotics (ones that didn't want to kill me from the inside) and some allergy medicine. That did the trick. I'm finally healthy again (it's been a month??) and I can breath through my nose, mostly. I'm thinking I'm allergic to something in my apartment, or my immune system had a temporary failure...Normally my system is a lot stronger than that. I would get sick about once a year maximum. I feel like that's not that much, but maybe it is?
Anyway, even though I was
To wrap things up...
hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.
usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.
i hope it works on you as well.
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