SPC strikes again!

Yes, the dreaded SPC (sorethroat, phlegm, cough) strikes again. Funny thing is that preceding this was a huge ulcer at the back of my mouth the day before I traveled from Butterworth to KL. Don't think it's related but thank goodness I developed sorethroat only on the night I arrived.

Since my father is undergoing chemotherapy, his immune system is weaker. So when my niece developed high fever, we asked him to wear a mask. However, when any other adults fell sick, he wanted everyone else to wear mask but him @@.

By chance, my usual doctor was in his clinic on Sunday (lucky!). He told me that I had "bubbles" of inflammation around my throat that potentially could fuse together if left unchecked. He prescribed antibiotic (he usually tries not to prescribe this), anti-inflammation, something for the phlegm, ponstan and something for phlegm + cough (the last one was prescribed on the day after when I went back again saying that I developed cough).

So, the symptoms developed as follows:
(1) Bad sorethroat with mild fever
(2) Bad sorethroat, phlegm, cough  (prevented reasonable sleep)
(3) Sorethroat, phlegm, cough, runny nose
(4) Sorethroat, much less phelgm but sometimes yellow, cough, runny nose with yellow mucus

I managed to sleep better the second night, punctuated with cough and expulsion of phelgm every 1-2 hours. Third night I managed to sleep throughout, thank goodness.

Hope I get well soon as I'm itching to exercise again (especially swimming).
4 Responses
  1. Twilight Man Says:

    It makes sense that all should be masked except the patient. This reminds me of my daily visits to my late father at the CCU & ICU.


  2. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    Twilight Man,
    It's impossible to mask children. Moreover, hospice nurse agreed that my dad should wear mask when around sick people.


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Visiting a hospital is different, visitors are sometimes asked to wear masks either to protect the visitors, or to prevent the visitors from introducing outside germs to the patient. However, when a person is under chemo, and his/her immune system is compromised, it is advisable for that person to wear a mask esp when someone in the household is unwell.


  4. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    Anonymous,
    Ah yes, that makes sense.