The sore throat was not deep in the throat, but more towards the top, around the back of the soft palate, and
then a couple of days after, the lymph nodes
/salivary glands (I'm not sure which) started to swell under one side of my tongue. This has happened before, but always resolves rather quickly.
Now, the throat isn't sore, but the glands/nodes are still swollen and VERY tender to touch. I can take a couple of Advil, and the swelling and pain goes away temporarily.