cheek cell

I’m sick

I woke this morning with a sore throat. After some inspection, there was some gross mucus-y stuff in the back of my throat. I was worried it might be strep throat. Luckily, I have a microscope to find out!

Its not strep, since strep forms chains of attached bacteria. I really don’t know what it is, but I think that those little spheres aren’t the bacteria themselves, but small structures used as protection. The much smaller green dots inside them are probably the bacteria responsible for my illness. Its not uncommon for bacteria to form little orbs like that

Also, off to the right side is a cheek cell! #Cellfie