Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sore Throat Foley/Spritzer? ;)
Okay - so my idea needs perfecting - no need for a foley bag - I just want the tiniest size catheter. Although - if we could do this - a foley bag at the other end ...in the nether regions would be needed at night. It would be worth it though, if it alleviated pain. I shall explain.
I wish we didn't have to swallow when we have a sore throat.
I wish there was a way to just keep some kind of tiny hydration CONSTANTLY going down my throat ...like with a tiny catheter ..you know just fasten it somehow so it doesn't affect the gag reflex, but you could still have a constant cool or warm salty intermittent drip to keep throat soothed. And it should have a tiny spritzer capability ...for those times when you just want to spritz. "Sorry - can't talk, I'm throat spritzing." Better yet - is there any reason why we can't have Pyridium for a sore throat? A sore throat Pyridium product!
Heh! Actually ...I kind of did that once and scared myself too. It was January 1, 2006 ...around 9 in the morning. I didn't know I had a constricted ureter, sepsis, etc., and I thought I just had a urinary tract infection, admittedly of epic proportions. Aside from the to the bone ...seriously uncontrollable chills - my hands couldn't hold anything and all I could do was lie down. I had that night after getting home from work, I was now very nauseated feeling in the morning ...the kind where you stay so still and bargain with God. I also had been given Pyridium and antibiotics by the ER doctor I worked with the night before and just believed the antibiotics had to kick in and is why I ignored Mr SeaSpray's pleas to take me back to the ER. (Okay - so there is a definite pattern with me as I mentioned in the previous post -and I went through much more before I finally gave in around 7 that night. Then I thought I WAS dying - but didn't tell them and still wanted to drive in and so we did. DUMB with a capital "D!") Anyway that morning - I had to take my medications again, and pyridium was one of them. So I did. And then not too long after, I vomited them back up.
And my entire mouth, tongue and throat felt numb. It scared me because I was concerned it would affect my breathing somehow. (I'm NOT a medical person) But I weathered it.
If only they could perfect a safe Pyridium like drug for a wicked DRAGON FIRE BREATHING sore throat. Just saying. My voice is so compromised now and no one can hear me unless near by and I can't shout. I'm thinking this may be working nicely for the guys in the house. :)
By the way, if it is true that we are the culmination of all past experiences ..being a frequent flier urology patient at one time has obviously inspired this post.
But ..what if? What if it worked? Just putting it out there.