Pain. Discomfort. Grumble. Ear infection. To close my mouth fully involves darts of displeasure to my skull. To open my mouth does this unpleasantness unto others.
The swelling's getting worse, glands throbbing under the suit of a camouflaging beard grown over the course of the week. It grew as did the heavy, hot, deafening ache on the right side of my face.
I met a new doctor today and immediately presumed to call her by her first name. She didn't seem to mind before she asked me to repeat my aaaaahhhhhs 17 times. "Just open up one more time," she for fuck's saked.
Sadism has a new visage, which is exactly what I need.