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Because of this stupid sore throat issue, Kiva didn't even bother addressing the swelling issues. Necessary, but that means my swelling is going to be crazy like whoa by the next time I see her.

This is getting tedious.

I had an interesting experience with the acupuncture she did, though. She put a lot of needles in my back and left them to settle for fifteen minutes or so. After a while, one of them, near my left shoulder blade, started to pinch. It got really uncomfortable. When she came back in the room, I mentioned this to her, and she started touching my back, asking "here? here?" and finally I said yes! That one. Turns out there was no needle there.

She put a needle in the spot that felt like it already had a needle in it and holy mother of god it hurt. It hurt like the ones that she sometimes puts in my feet hurt. Toe-curling, fingernails-buried-in-palms hurt. "Holy shit, what point is that?" I asked. Turns out it's not a point at all. But apparently there are "pain points" (she had another name for them that began with an A but I've forgotten) and they hurt like the dickens if they're poked when there's some sort of blockage at the spot. She said she could tell where it was by the fact that my skin felt different to the touch--it was squishy, like a hollow under the surface of the skin. She left the needle in for about five minutes and while it eventually hurt a little less, it never stopped hurting. Two hours later, I can still feel where it was.


Now I'm home, drinking a concoction of hot water poured over sliced-up fresh ginger and a teensy dab of honey. Not thrilled about adding this much sugar to my system right now, but helping my throat feel better is taking priority right now.

I hope the construction dudes next door lay off the sawing for a little while this afternoon. I need a nap.

Date: 2012-08-30 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is no ghouda. I hope the day provides some respite for you. :(

Date: 2012-08-30 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow. Ow.

Ow Wow Wow.

Date: 2012-08-30 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ooof. Here's hoping you feel better after sickness and acupuncture.

This icon is for you.

Date: 2012-08-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Best of lucks with the feelings better!

I've found this concoction helpful for sore throats:

Cayenne pepper
Hot water

Proportions are up to you; I generally manage 1c water, 1-2 tbsp honey, and 1/4-1/2tsp cayenne. The stronger, the better, and the more often you can down it, the better. I don't tolerate spicy things well, so this makes my nose run and my eyes water and my stomach go WTF but it has proven to dramatically reduce the pain and duration of sore throats for me.

Shake some salt directly onto the back of your throat before drinking, though. It helps the drink not burn so bad, and the salt helps kill bacteria that might be causing some of the sick.

Re: This icon is for you.

Date: 2012-08-30 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Interesting! I'll give it a try. I just finished my last cup of the ginger concoction, so it's time for another cup anyway!

Re: Unrelated....

Date: 2012-08-30 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's all I've got for how INSANE your body is.


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