Cliff notes:, mega throat virus going around, if you get a sore throat don't screw around, go see a doctor ASAP because it ain't no joke.
Guys, the doc said there's some serious stuff going around. Yesterday i woke up around 4pm (i work thirds so that's normal lol) and i had a sore throat, and that feeling when you just know you're about to be sick. By 10pm my entire body was in pain, and i don't mean just aches and soreness i mean i felt like my whole torso was "thrown out". If you've ever thrown out your back, that's the best way i can describe how my entire torso felt....every muscle in my back from my butt to my neck was in agony and my chest wasn't any different. My tonsils are literally touching each other and pushing against my uvula (little dude that hangs down in your throat) and constantly gagging me and my throat is dry like rubbing two pieces of sandpaper together. I also have white blisters all over my tonsils.
I went in to work and tried to deal with it and i made it to 6:30am before it broke me. I was having trouble breathing, and i couldn't walk without getting short of breath (and i'm a non smoker if that makes a difference). I went to sit down and couldn't get back up. My whole body just about shut down. I was getting dizzy and delusional from all the pain so i called my mother who works at the same place as me. She came with the boss on duty and they basically made me go to the ER, mom drove.
I get to the hospital and of course they act like i have a cold and blow me off until i get to see the doc finally and i'm like look doc, how can i explain this so you won't think i'm 1) trying to get pills from you and 2) crying wolf to get out of work? I'm in SERIOUS PAIN. I tell him, i've had my butt kicked in fights, i've been in bad bicycle crashes, car crashes, i've been sore from everything from work to lifting weights to riding bikes 30 miles a day, you name it, but i've never in my life felt this much pain over this much of my body at one time. I was almost in tears because i just couldn't focus on anything but the pain.
Anyways, sorry i'm rambling i'm a bit buzzed on percocet at the moment. I guess the fact that a 31 year old man had to have his mother drive him to the ER was enough to convince this doctor that i wasn't BS'ing him and when he looked at my throat he kinda stepped back and said yeah you're sick. He said there's some kind of serious throat virus going around that's 10x worse than strep throat. He also said everything else was showing signs i might have the flu but because my lungs sounded clean and i don't have a cough he would treat me with penicillin as a viral infection, and he put me on percocet for the pain.
Guys let me tell ya, i don't drink or do any recreational drugs. I won't take pain killers and stuff like that unless it's absolutely necessary, and right now i feel like i'm a step away from death. I feel like i've had my butt kicked by 10 MMA guys all at the same time. I can't do ANYTHING without hurting...standing, sitting, laying, nothing feels good. The percs do take the edge off though. The doc was saying the reason i hurt so bad is the throat virus is spreading to my other organs and muscles in my torso because of how many times you swallow throughout the day and it's spreading fast. I went from feeling fine to feeling like death in about 10 hours time. He went on to say this isn't one of those things you're going to be able to tough it out, so if you guys start getting a sore throat, you may wanna go right ahead and see your doc because this stuff had me fearing that something serious was happening to me because of all the pain.