I woke up at 5 a.m. unable to swallow. I was gagging, and it scared me. I sat up and started coughing and began drinking water (more, of course, since for the past 48 hours it feels like that's all I've consumed). The sore throat has gotten worse, not better. My nausea hasn't gone away and my ears pang whenever I swallow. I feel horrible and like crying, constantly. The problem with not having a car is that I can't go sit at an urgent care center till it opens -- unless I want to spend an hour on busses and rails getting there. The doctors offices don't open till 9 (at least the ones within my network that I've called. Essentially, I really just want to sleep, but I can't because I feel like, well, vomiting. Constantly.
Can't peg the symptoms. Sinus infection? Stomach flu? Tonsilitis? I swear if I go somewhere and they tell me it's the common cold, I may just lose it. Then again, the pain reliever I'm taking could be causing the nausea. Hell, I don't know.
Sigh. This is too early on a day when in 5 hours I'm supposed to lunch with Bob Woodward. If I miss it, believe you me, I'm going to be deeply upset ... without words, even.
EDIT: It's Strep Throat. Yah ...