Monday, 4 June 2012

A weekend with Quinsy.

Whilst everyone has been resplendent in red, white and blue and bigging up the queen I've been "nursing" a sick fool!

The Big Man has been complaining of a sore throat for 5 weeks.  Ever since I had tonsillitis 5 weeks ago so I've been nagging at him to see a doctor.  Being the big strong man that he is, NOT, he decided to fight it himself.  Surprise, surprise he ended up at the emergency Out of Hours GP on Thursday night with a raging fever and difficulty swallowing.

The doctor diagnosed quinsy and declared his tonsils were the worst that he had ever seen.

Dr. Google said

"Quinsy is a complication of tonsillitis.

It is a collection of pus that develops between the back of one of your tonsils and the wall of your throat. This is known as an abscess. An abscess can develop when an infection spreads from a swollen tonsil to the surrounding area.

The medical name for quinsy is peritonsillar abscess."

So I've spent the weekend with a pus filled abscess!  Hope your Jubilee weekend is better than mine.

Look away now if you are of a nervous disposition.  

Here's a pic from Google image for your amusement.


  1. Typical man! Mine if just the same. He's had a nagging cough for weeks and I have had to scare him with words like cancer to get him to agree to go.

    Thank you for our comment on my Murderous Monday post. Yes, a lot of Victorians would have got awa with it, had they stopped at one.

  2. Ha you already know my opinion on men and their bliddy health .... must say that Quinsy looks really yukky. Hears to some good weather so that we may yet meet at the car booties x

  3. What is it with blokes?!

    Eeewwww that photo is disgusting yet pulls me back, how can anyone have that and not go see someone about it!

    I suppose its one way to spend the weekend, and you'll remember it!

  4. Ouch, that's awful. What a pain in all senses. But typical to leave it festering. We were lucky with the pageant - we watched the first four sections and no rain. But very cold. Went for hot choccies at south bank and the heavens opened!

  5. Nasty - have had that once and it was unbearable - hope he feels better soon.


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