Monday, August 04, 2008

Why do I even bother?

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.


Peeved Michelle said...

Anitbiotic wouldn't help with the death cough? I ask because Kenna developed death cough. She had a cold, then a lingering cough and it just wouldn't go away. Then she got antibiotics and it was gone.

Joanne said...

Somehow through her powers of brilliance (I don't know) she deduced my death cough was caused by a virus. (Actually even webmd told me that death caugh post cold in adults is usually viral and death cough in children is usually bacterial I wonder why that is).

Kate the Peon said...

I have a gf who just got her tonsils removed this year. She has not been sick since.