Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lung-munching gnats

An approaching band of rain as wide as Florida prompted us to walk early this morning. The humidity was high, but a breeze out of the southeast felt good on my face.
On the second lap I'd just walked up the steep part of our trail when a gnat came out of nowhere and flew straight down my windpipe.
I've coughed so much I have a headache and my throat is sore. I'm not sure if that little bugger is still down there somewhere crawling around or not, but that's what I imagine. 
UPDATE: I just called the nurse-line for my insurance and she said I would most likely live and I was glad to hear those words.
She said it was probably already gone but if I felt it tickling my lung I should call my doctor in the morning.
I'm about to drink a cup of hot tea and call it a night. I plan to sleep tight and not let the lung-munching gnats bite.



5 comments:

  1. So sorry about your lung gnat...I have had them in my eye, mouth..no lung gnat keeper here. Feel better.

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  2. YUCK! So glad it wasn't anything bigger! I have had those pesty little things try to fly in my nose.

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  3. OH yuck. That is almost as bad as drinking a soda that you haven't noticed the steady stream of ants inside...

    I once ate a marshmallow with a carpenter ant in it. Dang thing bit that dangling thing in the back of my throat.

    I should really start checking my food before eating it, yes?

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  4. This post made me itch and twitch and also I thought of one good thing..you don't have to watch to see if it exits anywhere..if you get my drift.

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