But mumps is an outside possibility. One side of my face is looking a little swollen, but so far way too subtle to be mumps. OTOH, mumps can be asymptomatic. And we know that if I ever was immune, I probably am not any more.
I'm trying to decide how I feel about this. Mostly, it's annoying that it hurts to smile, to yawn, and to lay my head down on that side. And worrisome, because this has never happened to me before. R. says he's had that gland swell up with viruses on rare occasions over the years -- he says about 1 in 10 of his colds results in pain in that approximate location.