Wednesday, November 26, 2008

«Questionable Health Lately»

My health has been somewhat questionable since I posted about not feeling well on October 24th. What I seem to be having problems with is my gag reflex. I'm not really nauseated in the stomach, it's in the back of my throat; kind-of like sticking your finger on the very back of your tongue. I don't feel it all the time. Usually when I'm eating or after I've eaten. I've felt it mildly other times as well.

Yesterday my lymph nodes under my jawbone swelled up a little, but have sense returned to normal.

I'm beginning to get a little worried; lasting this long it might be something serious. I don't seem to have any other symptoms, other than a slight weight loss because I'm not eating as much, and maybe I'm sleeping longer than usual. Anyway, even without health insurance I decided to make a doctor's appointment yesterday. I didn't make one earlier because the symptom is not always there, it's on-and-off with sometimes days between. However, with the lymph nodes swelling up, it's probably some sort of tangible infection.

They're backed up a bit right now at the doctor's office, so my appointment was set for December 3rd. They told me to go to the emergency room if I get worse before then.

Of course, trying to diagnose yourself on the internet always leads to the worst possible condition.


  1. Yikes.

    Good that you made the appointment, but knowing you, you will cancel it way before Dec. 3rd arrives.

    Do you think your tonsils are enlarged? Maybe not sore or infected, but swollen? That could be causing the gag reflex.

    It does sound like an infection, but since you haven't mentioned any raging fevers, it can most likely be knocked out pretty easily.

    Take care of yourself.

    Oh... and because you haven't mentioned it, are you and the fam doing anything special for tomorrow?

  2. Hopefully the doctor will give you something sensible as far as a diagnostic goes. My big fear is going in, having him tell me that he can't find anything wrong, and then getting a big bill.

  3. At least over here we dont have to worry about the bills at a time like that. I hope you are feeling better Marf.

  4. @ Monique: I'm not likely to cancel a doctor's appointment.

    We didn't do anything spectacular for Thanksgiving.

    @ Looney: Yeah, if I can ever get in to see the doctor in the first place.

    @ Bunc: But something has to pay for it, do you pay higher taxes?


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