They culminated in my having to call the NHS Direct helpline last night, then driving over to Birmingham for a midnight appointment at an NHS centre to see a doctor about my rapidly inflaming throat.
He examined me and gave me a course of antibiotics to take, which seem to be working wonders so far.
I had a badly inflamed right tonsil and glands on the right side of my neck, apparently. I couldn't even swallow my own saliva, it was so swollen.
I've actually managed to eat solid food today, which was nice :-)
TONIGHT'S MOOD: Thankful for the NHS.
SOUNDTRACK: Joy Division - 'Shadowplay'
FOOTNOTE: People knock the NHS, but I didn't have to put my hand in my pocket ONCE for anything they did last night.
The Thankful Groover