Immediately after writing that last post I took a Percocet and went to
bed. For six hours.
I hate to use this analogy, but I was dead to the world. The Percocet helped immensely. I think it may also be what knocked me out, allowing me to get some
glorious, overdue sleep. I am feeling much better. The pain in my
throat has subsided quite a bit. Not completely, but manageable. I can only hope things continue to improve over the next two days before I am required to go back to work.