I went to see my Primary Physician last week because I had a swollen lymph node in my neck that was worrying me. He said nothing to worry about, but if I ran a fever, got an ear ache, or sore throat, to call him back and he would put me on an antibiotic.
Well, I woke up Saturday morning with an ear ache on the same side as the swollen lymph node. Now my tongue is completely raw and my throat is sore. Over all, I feel okay and don't think I have a fever.
I have my preop all day tomorrow and I am not planning on saying a word about my ear or anything that would put up a red flag. Since I won't be home tomorrow, I called and left a message for my Primary Physician when he arrives tomorrow. I am guessing he will put me on an antibiotic. I have eaten yogurt today in hopes that it would help my raw tongue. I have taken vitamin C to help fight anything. I have used a heating pad on my aching ear. Any advice would be appreciated. I just don't want to be sick next Tuesday!!!! That is my surgery date.
Will taking the antibiotics before surgery mess anything up? Anybody else been sick right before surgery?
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