I'm pretty sure I have strep throat. Yay! You might be wondering why this is good news. How can strep throat possibly be a good thing? Well, the thing is, this means taking today off to try to see a doctor, which can only mean more time for writing and reading. And that means pure happiness for me.
[Edited to add: So it turns out I've got some penicillin in me, and I can actually swallow again. Thank you Sir Alexander Fleming! And now, I think I need a nap.]