For the curious, the diagnosis is not strep, it's just a garden-variety rhinovirus, albeit a particularly nasty one. The doc said that I did the right thing to come in and get checked out in case. He told me to take ungodly amounts of ibuprofen, alternating with ungodly amounts of acetaminophen, until my throat doesn't hurt any more. Other than that, let my body do the rest and I should be fine in a couple more days.
In other news, Buddha has been a good kitty all day. :)
One good side-effect of being sick is I managed to get some drawing done; the only cost has been my vacation time, which is now running in the negative. Le sigh!