Strep Throat and Pulling Legs
Sorry I’m late getting this post up. I woke up last night (wee early morning hours) with a fever and terrible sore throat. After a call to the oncologist Jen and I spent the next three and half hours in the emergency room to get a prescription for antibiotics for strep throat.
When you’re on chemo no one wants to mess with this stuff. Chemo can lower your white blood cell count which can make any infection get a really bad attitude.
Anyway, back to our cliche about pulling someone’s leg. Ed got it exactly right in his comment on yesterday’s post (way to go, Ed). Pulling legs was something they did when a hanged person didn’t die right away. People would pull on the convicted’s legs to quicken the asphyxiation and hasten death. Pretty morbid, huh?