I woke up at 2am with a searing sore throat--just on the left side of my throat, which I know from previous experience means (for me) a middle ear infection. I managed to get back to sleep, but I had bad dreams wherein I was being chased by vampires. So I had the fun fun fun of going to the doctor this morning. I only go to the doctor for emergencies, and a possible ear infection counts as an emergency.
This lolcat will demonstrate the same discomfort I feel around doctors:
So I had my ears cleaned out (which they needed a lot, apparently; I no longer feel like my head is packed with cotton) and sure enough, I have an ear infection. Fortunately, I got to the doctor right away and the infection is still mild--not like last time, when I thought I just had a bad sore throat, and didn't go to the doctor until the infection had spread to both ears and my eyes ew ew ew ew ew.
I went ahead and took the whole day off work. I'm eating soup and amoxicillin, and I'm thinking about finishing Bell-Men today. Why not?