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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Uvula

Kid Various is recovering from a nasty bout of uvulitis. It's a shame, because he's been extraordinarily healthy of late, not sucumbing to virii since fall of 2005. A record in his case. But earlier this week he exhibited flu like symptoms and was down for a few days.

Then, a day or so after, he woke up at 4 in the AM feeling like he had expel some phlegm from his throat.

So he wandered into the bathroom and tried to spit and spit and spit ( to the point of gagging) until he realized that whatever it was in his throat was attached to him.

Using the make up mirror and a flashlight he saw an unexpected and amazing sight. The Kid's uvula had swollen to about 5 times its normal size!

"Uvula" is Latin for " little grape" and the proper medical name for that thing that dangles at the back of your throat, which is known in English as "that thing that dangles in the back of your throat."

For the next day, Kid Various had to endure a horribly enlarged uvula, which forever hung down deep into the back of his throat, prompting his gag reflex on a constant basis. Talk about gross. And unexpected. Walking around constantly feeling like you're going to choke.

That's never happened to him before. Luckily, his uvula has returned to nearly normal size and his throat passages are once again, unrestricted.

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 7:23:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you see how on an episode of 30 Rock they mention the same body part?

 
At Friday, March 9, 2007 at 11:23:00 AM EST, Blogger Kid Various said...

Have never watched 30 Rock actually.

We're big fans of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip tho'

 

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