What a mess.
The appointment was scheduled for 2:15 pm, but because "we've had a busy day today" (according to the receptionist), I didn't see the doctor until 3:35 pm! *sigh*
In any event, there was good news and bad news on various subjects.
Good news: The x-rays of my chest came back. They show my lungs were/are clear, so I've not got an infection there of any kind.
Bad news: The x-rays of my left shoulder have not come back yet. So as the pain gets worse, and is starting to affect my left arm and hand and fingers... Meh.
As for the rest of it, well... Since I've not got an infection, per sé, that leaves mould and the like at the house (which is not present, far as I know) or my allergies. The latter are more likely, since apparently it's a bad allergy season and lots of people are having a hard time with it. He prescribed an inhaler for me, Symbicort, for me, since I do have a history with asthma as well, and told me to take over the counter meds for any other aspects of the "infection" as I need them.
Insofar as the left shoulder is concerned, the doctor won't prescribe any form of treatment until he's seen at least the x-rays, but preferably the ultrasound that he's asked for. Since there hasn't even been a call about setting up the ultrasound yet, I'm not optimistic. The fact of the matter is that the shoulder pain is getting worse every day, I've got almost no mobility with it, and there are problems setting in with my muscles, as well as the use of my hand, arms, and fingers. Not good.
Oh, and I still can't talk for the most part. He did say that my voice should come back as I heal, and it might take up to six weeks. He also said to be careful and not talk if I can avoid it for a while, as I may damage the vocal chords due to the swelling that's present in that area. Just great.
In the meantime, I have another appointment in two weeks. *sigh*