It feels like I’ve swalled a knife, literally, and it’s stuck halfway down the right side of my throat. Swallowing is difficult, my throat feels very constricted, my chest feels very tight, my ears hurt and I have mouth ulcers. I am not in a good way, despite the ever so slight return of my voice.
I would go to the doctor, only the last time, he sent me home and told me to use “steam” and that was it. Two and a half weeks of no voice, an ear-ache and swollen glands. I wonder if there is any point going back now? I can’t take time off work, as I no longer get paid sick leave since they introduced the “rolling year” system. I have to go the whole year without a day off, an impossibility as one who has UC, before it resets.
What to do? I mean, I haven’t had a healthy day since New Year. What’s up with that?