Sounds dirty doesn’t it? Sadly, it’s not. So many possible uvual jokes are going through my head right now. I’ve had a sinus infection going on for the past two days. Last night I went to bed really exhausted. I woke up later with a dry, scratchy throat and what felt lots of mucus in the back of my mouth. I instantly knew what was going on. I had a swollen uvula. What is an uvula? Basically, it is the piece of skin that hangs down in the back of your throat.
The first time I ever had a problem with my uvula was about three years ago. I went to the doctor and spent a lot of time and $ just to have him say I had a sinus infection. The drainage is causing the uvula to swell. This time, I’m just going to take it easy and drink lots of liquids and take my allergy medicine. When I get home, I will do what my mom has always suggested and that is gargle with some warm salt water.
Yes, I’m at work this morning. I feel crappy. Oh well.