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.