My doctor said it was a virus, she ruled out strep
with my negative results, and
she gave me some cough syrup so that it would soothe my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>throat</span> and
be able to swallow, and
said to come back on Monday if I lost my voice completely. Well, the weekend came, I slept all of Saturday, drank more hot tea than ever before, drank apple juice, laid low for a while.