Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sick Again

Sunday, November 15, 2009
A little over a week ago I got over a sinus infection....actually here is where I posted about it. Well guess what! I am sick again. And I feel its worse this time! I feel awful! This time I have a fever and I am freezing. The heat is on and I am under a huge quilt on the couch as we speak (well...type). I know its another sinus infection! I am going back to the doctor tomorrow and I know they will give me a steroid shot and then I will be able to take on the world! I know this sounds awful but I would much rather a steroid shot than a weeks worth of antibiotics or oral steroids. Literally about an hour or so after the shot I start to feel so much better. I can breathe and I don't feel so darn congested! Pray for a shot for me lol!

As you can tell I am a frequent sinus infection getter (look I am dosed up on Nyquil so I don't have great grammar!). In 2007 I had 6 sinus infections in 8 weeks. My doctor thought it would be a good idea to have my tonsils and adenoids removed...then she got the bright idea that while I was "under" that I would go ahead and have sinus surgery. This took place on Dec 26th 2007...yup one day after Christmas. It worked out best that way because of the way the Holidays fell I only had to take 6 days of vacation because I got paid for the Holidays. Plus since it was the end of the year and I had already met my "major medical" deductible so I wanted to take advantage of that too! So 10 thousand dollars later (ok, I didn't pay that but my insurance did) I am still having sinus infections just about as much. So it was a waste in my opinion. However, I would like it noted that I was able to actually breathe for about a week through my nose after the surgery...however, it only lasted a week. Is it weird to tell you that I literally can not breathe through my nose? I never have been able to...well except for that one week.

I am serious, I sleep with my mouth open (yes, I do have a tendency to drool). If I close it for too long I literally freak out because I cant breathe. I don't like anything over my mask, nothing! Look we have already discovered that I am weird so don't judge!

So for now I am huddled up on the couch and I do believe I will be here all night. I cant seem to breathe when I am laying down so I am camping out on the couch. I have a fever and a very sore throat. I would be willing to bet that I have sneezed over a thousand times this weekend and I guess the drainage is what is making my throat sore. I have sucked on over 20 chloraseptic throat lozenges and my throat is still not that numb. My nose has this constant feeling of being stopped up and when I blow it my ears pop so bad and it hurts! Besides I am trying not to blow it too hard because I am worried about peeing in my pants. Yup, I am in sad shape. You would think I am like 80 or something...not 26!

So wish me luck sleeping on this couch and at the doctors office! I will try and post an update tomorrow! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


ben and erin

you sound like me—i'm a droolmaster and who knows how many times i've leaked when i've sneezed/blown my nose. ah, the wonderful things being pregnant does to your body. i'll never have bladder control back! :-)

ben and erin

oh, and feel better soon!

Aunt of 14

You poor thing!!! It sounds so miserable! I hope the Dr can figure out what to do to make it all go away!

I was struggling with sneeze/blowing nose/cough and trying not to pee in my pants while I was sick too. I could have done without that problem!!


Hi. Sinus infections are no fun at all - yuck. And I totally hear you on how they can have a ripple effect. I have gone through everything from horrible bad breath to trouble sleeping, etc ect.

My sister has had the same problems and finally saw a new doc who told her about balloon sinuplasty. She is scheduled for next week, wish her luck.

I am pretty much able to control mine w/ nasal irrigation and I do love my neti pot (takes some getting used to but worth it).

Anyways that's my 2 cents. Had to chime in here. Feel better soon.


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