hypochondria strikes again

May 7, 2013

The right side of my neck has been hurting for a couple of days, throat just started hurting today, and just checked my temp and have a fever. I appear to be sick…again. 2013 has been the year of sickness. So, after realizing I have a fever, my natural inclination is to hit the internets to try to figure out what could be the cause of this illness. I google “swolen lymph node on one side of neck” and come to my first link. Options:

1) mono [I have been extremely tired recently so this is possible],
2) laryngitis [voice is fine so I guess that’s not it], and
3) sore throat.

Hmmm. I’m gonna go with sore throat for now, since I’m just getting over a cold and I can’t have mono during the summer. That won’t work for me. But let’s check another link – I’m sure there’s got to be some other options. After a couple more fairly useless links, I stumbled upon this great blog post. Please read and enjoy.

Anddddd…that’s my cue to go to bed so I can fight whatever it is. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m not a doctor, even though my self-diagnosis accuracy rate is usually at about 75%. 80 on a good day.

Okay, good night!

– Sara

 

 

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