I went to the doctor today for death cough. (Death cough is the cough I get once the cold has left me and I spend the next week coughing my ass off and having pain in my ribs and back because of it.) And as usual, there's nothing that can be done for me. She gave me some cold medicine with codeine and I went on my merry way. Sigh. Next time I'm not going to bother going. Also apparently I don't have pertussis. Big schocker, my parents actually believe in immunizations so I was immunized against it years and years ago.
Although I did discuss my tonsil stones with her (gross white solidish things that I cough up periodically). She said that they were because I have large tonsils and large tonsil crypts. Ew. Oh and there's nothing much to do. Sigh. I didn't ask if I could get them taken out but the thought crossed my mind. I suspect my insurance will not support that as I read on WebMD that physicians don't typically take tonsils out of adults. Although after reading the wikipedia site about tonsil removal, I don't want to do that anyway. Ew scabs. EW EW. But there was a link about tonsil stones which also ew. ew.