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rushthatspeaks ([personal profile] rushthatspeaks) wrote2017-02-16 06:51 pm

this plaguey throat

I've had an appalling sore throat for about a week-- living entirely on ice cream, which is not fun despite how it sounds-- and the doctor yesterday diagnosed me with strep.

Quite annoyed about this, as I was pretty sure I was immune to strep. People all around me in my childhood would keep breaking out with it, and I never had so much as a sniffle. At one point literally half of my (tiny) elementary school class had strep, and I was not among them. Either something has changed, or it was lying in wait until it could be really nasty.

Luckily, the baby can't get it. The doctor said children of under a year old can't, which is entirely for the best.

Unluckily, this is a weekend in which multiple people I don't see often are going to be in town, and, with the exception of B, who is going to stay in our house, it looks as though I shall continue not seeing them. Sigh.

The doctor visit was kind of hilarious, actually, because it was a sick visit for me and a well visit for the baby, and he did both at the same time, which went something like this:

DR.: ... and you have such great muscle tone, yes you do, let me just turn you over onto your front, so strep is highly contagious and you should avoid large crowds, look at that neck control, wow, sit down before you fall down because you have over a degree of fever which is pretty serious in an adult, oh, hey, you are so close to being able to turn over from front to back, that's so great, no, seriously, go to bed and make whatever arrangements are necessary to stay there...

I could mostly tell which one of us he was talking to, but he never stopped using cooing-at-the-baby voice the entire time, and I'm not sure which one of us he exhorted to take care of the other at the end, or whether he genuinely meant to address it to both.

Anyway, I am feeling terrible. If you've come across anything interesting or funny or cute or at least not related to the flaming political trash-fire lately, now would be a wonderful time for a link.
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[personal profile] heavenscalyx 2017-02-17 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
Infants can get strep, it's just unlikely. Looks like a good Mayo Clinic site on the subject with symptoms to watch for.

[identity profile] ethelmay.livejournal.com 2017-02-17 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I was kind of surprised to see the doctor said that. It isn't transmissible by breastmilk, but that's a different matter.
yhlee: a plush raven on a plush fox (hxx Cheris Jedao)

[personal profile] yhlee 2017-02-17 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
Beautiful animated short about a fox kit looking for its family in the winter.

ETA: I hope you get better soon, and that the little one continues well!
Edited 2017-02-17 00:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] wendelah1 2017-02-17 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Revenge of the Lunchlady.

Hi. I'm an email-subscribing lurker. I hope you feel better soon.
roadrunnertwice: Sigourney Weaver with a trucker 'stache. (Sigourney Weaver with a trucker 'stache)

[personal profile] roadrunnertwice 2017-02-17 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Y'ever see that vid where they tied a GoPro to the dog's back for an over-the-shoulder view, and the dog REALLY wanted to go swimming?

http://bunchanistan.tumblr.com/post/157311021909/fabforgottennobility-sunpat-videohall
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[personal profile] moon_custafer 2017-02-17 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
A collection of beautiful late 19th/ early 20th-c tiaras: http://washboard.ws/blog/mooncustafer#session=1487295391484
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[personal profile] rosefox 2017-02-17 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Let Janelle Monáe show you how to tie a double windsor knot while making puppy sounds:

https://twitter.com/VanityFair/status/832356585225609218

I hope you feel better soon!
jesse_the_k: amazed Alanna (hero of Staples/Vaughn SAGA comic) (alanna is amazed)

[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2017-02-17 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
O thank you so much for this mesmerizing display. It reminds me how grand the earth is, and how tiny we are
zeborah: Zebra and lion hugging (hugs)

[personal profile] zeborah 2017-02-17 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
Here is a twitter thread of good-dog photos: https://twitter.com/BernardKeane/status/825838682716397573
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[personal profile] larryhammer 2017-02-17 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Last night, TBD (who is going on four) asked, in a somewhat convoluted way that I cannot replicate, if you are driving someone to the hospital in a hurry, do you have to slow down when you get to a construction zone.

Get better soon, preferably without any rush trips to the hospital.
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[personal profile] kathmandu 2017-02-17 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I was recently linked to Breaking Cat News, a charming webcomic about cats running their own little television news programs.

http://www.breakingcatnews.com/comic/empty-food-bowl/ is a good place to start.
skygiants: Nellie Bly walking a tightrope among the stars (bravely trotted)

[personal profile] skygiants 2017-02-18 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Are you familiar with the glass negatives of gay Norwegian suffragette 19th-century photographer Marie Høeg and her partner Bolette Berg? I learned about them through a Tumblr post which provided I agree is the greatest photo of the 19th century.