After more than twelve years in Japan I've just been to the doctor for the first time! (Of course my kids were born here but that's different). And the diagnosis is tonsillitis. I haven't had too much trouble with my throat in the past so this lingering very painful throat got me suspicious that I was going to need antibiotics. I was really lucky to get the very nice English speaking doctor at the local clinic. Little Guy is still sick too and he seemed to like the very nice female paediatrician on duty today so we're all happy. So there you have it. I feel OK apart from my throat which is killing me.