What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Tonsil infection update

At my breaking point. Haven’t had a solid meal in three days. Haven’t slept through the night in four. Keep waking up every two hours choking on mucus that I can’t clear out because hacking it up or swallowing it hurts to tears. Post pretty Jaaaags to make me feel better.


This is going on ten days now. Three-day Z-Pack did nothing. Starting to have to take dangerous amounts of ibuprofen to have any effect, and it wears off long before it’s safe to take more. Somehow dehydrated despite consuming mostly fluids.

The healthcare system here is set up to work well for the 15k permanent residents. There are upwards of 150k people here in the summer. All doctors are booked two months out. Many stop doing walk-in hours completely for the summer and those that do only have them when I’m supposed to be at work. I basically have one shot per week of seeing a doctor, and only if I camp out in front of their office to be first in line when they open.

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