The good news, my surgeon said, was that there was no abscess in my throat. The bad news: my tonsils were necrotic.
I've Finally Got Health Insurance After Surviving Seven Years (Of Accidents, Illnesses and Cluster Headaches) Without It
Looking back, there were times I probably should have sought medical attention. But time and time again, my half-assed solutions and repeatedly saying, “I’m fine. I’m sure it’s fine,” worked.
The doctor said, like no biggie, "You’ve got a ruptured cyst and your body is filled with pelvic fluid," as she hastily undid my IV and told me to "get an ultrasound."