Waiting It Out…and out

17 Dec

My throat is hurting in my ear.


A logical person would go to the doctor.


Because this is an indication of strep

And strep spreads

And you’d rather catch it in your throat than stomach or leg.


I’m just waiting for it to go away.


I think too many people have this attitude in life.


Posted by on December 17, 2008 in Uncategorized


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22 responses to “Waiting It Out…and out

  1. tembow

    December 17, 2008 at 6:30 am

    gam zeh ya’avor

  2. tooyoungtoteach

    December 17, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Tembow: You missed my point; it’s not about letting it pass, but facing it before it festers.

  3. Moshe

    December 17, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I bought a 25 pack of strep A tests.

    I can go to the doctor, waste at least an hour of my time and a $25 copay, or, I can do it myself for $1.60.

  4. EndOfWorld

    December 18, 2008 at 3:51 am

    moshe: briliant.
    don’t forget, though, that the instant is not always accurate. I once tested negative on an instant, but positive on the overnight.

    sporadic-if it’s still hurting, go to the doctor. strep is one of those diseases that need to be caught early, because it can lead to complications.
    oh, and by doctor, i mean any “medical” professional you use, be it MD, homeopathic, holistic, witch doctor, etc

  5. tesyaa

    December 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Moshe, can you also write yourself a presciption for amoxicillin?

  6. halfshared

    December 18, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Don’t ignore it! I once had strept in my body. Believe me, it wasn’t fun waking up one morning and not being able to move my legs…check it out.

    • tooyoungtoteach

      December 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm

      I’m ignoring it…this happened about a month ago, but on the other side of my throat (and other ear) so…ye, I might regret it, but I have no patience going to the dr.

      Btw, Half shared, can I be invited to your blog?

  7. Moshe

    December 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    You can buy veterinary amoxicillin online.

  8. tooyoungtoteach

    December 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Moshe: you are cracking me up. Btw, how’s your wife?

  9. Moshe

    December 18, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Still pregnant. 😉
    If nothing happens within the next 11 hours 30 minutes, I’m calling her OB and demanding my money back.


    December 19, 2008 at 2:27 am

    if ur not going to take care of yourself you cant complain about it………….

  11. Something Different

    December 19, 2008 at 5:48 am

    You SO sound like me. I haven’t been to a doctor in…forever. I despise doctors, and I don’t go to ’em unless someone drags me by my hair… 😉

  12. Moshe

    December 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Me too!
    You go to a doctor, spend an hour waiting, he tells you it’s viral and you end up wasting time and copay money.
    Unless you need antibiotics, no reason to go. Hate doctors, dentists, etc.
    Western medicine’s got side effects which show up now or 10 year later. Nothing a bottle pepper vodka, chicken soup and rosehip & hibiscus tea can’t fix.

  13. halfshared

    December 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    If you would like to be invited to my blog, you can email me. I didn’t have your email address to send the invitation to :-). But my blog is pretty heavy stuff…so it’s your game.

  14. Moshe

    December 19, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Heavy stuff? Compared to what?
    Bypassing google’s invite only protection:
    1. google “site:[address]” this will give you some pages but all will have a [cached] link.
    2. yahoo “site:[address]” this will give you yearly archives which are cached and viewable and individual posts, which are not

  15. halfshared

    December 19, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Heavy stuff meaning it’s not all happy-go-lucky, carefree banter.
    And if someone is that desperate to see my blog, no problem. It’s not like it has my name or anything. I just didn’t feel comfortable with it being entirely open because some of what I wrote, I don’t want read by people I know in real life. So basically that left me with no choice but to make it ‘invite-only’.

  16. Moshe

    December 19, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    From what I’ve read…I if that’s your reason for making it private, all of ours should be too…

  17. halfshared

    December 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Then you didn’t read enough…

  18. Moshe

    December 19, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I guess not.

    add me then, at gmail

  19. tooyoungtoteach

    December 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    my email:


  20. Nameless Faceless

    December 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    HalfShared: I’ve always been curious too – can I have a look?

  21. The Jewish Side

    December 26, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    funny how this became about halfshared’s blog.
    I haven’t read much of it yet, being as I’m behind in everything, but I remember being impressed with what I saw. I don’t remember it being heavy though. I’ve read the posts a while ago though, I’ll have to get back to it.

    Now about doctors. I still have to get myself a new doctor, so far I still use my pediatric doctor.

    By one of the families I babysat by the mother would take her kids to the doctor for any little thing. She would even use it as threat sometimes. If the kid didn’t want to do his homework and complained about something hurting, then she said, “Ok we’ll have to go to the Dr. then” then all of a sudden he would finish his HW.

    I see that attitude very much with the older people, their always afraid to go to the doctor and figure that things will work themselves out.

    But in life, I think I’m like that a bit, it’s a bit more laid back and relaxing to not worry and just hope it goes away.


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