13 October 2009

How my sinuses have stalled my blogging!

When I first started blogging my intent was to record some events that have happened in my life, get some things off my chest and hopefully get my very opinionated opinion out into the "world". I miss blogging! I have now figured out why I have hardly blogged in over 2 months: I have been sick! Yes, I know I have been sick, I have been battling a sinus infection thingy for over 2 months. But it wasn't until today, whilst talking with my very compassionate doctor, that I realized just how an infection can wreak havoc on one's body.

I have had a general malaise about me for months. My sinus symptoms started in late July. At first I thought it was allergies, we've had lots of rain and I thought maybe the mold was getting to me. I let it go for about a month before I visited my doctor. I went to see her in late August. She said my head was "full" and it looked like a sinus infection and gave me antibiotics. After a few days my symptoms seemed to be clearing up, I felt better and could almost breathe again. But a few days after I stopped the antibiotics, the symptoms came back with a vengeance. Right side completely plugged up, no sniffling, breathing or blowing, just stuck. Pressure in my sinus cavity and behind my eyes, headache, feeling blah. I waited a few days and called my doc, who decided I needed another round of good old antibiotics. This time they did nothing. I knew I had a physical coming up, so instead of paying another co-pay and going in to my doctor, I decided to suffer for the last 2 weeks whilst waiting for today's appt. Not really a smart move on my part.

So today I go for my physical. Yes, I still have a raging sinus infection. Not good seeing as I already had 2 rounds of antibiotics. Yes, any kind of infection raging in ones system can make one weak and fatigued ALL THE TIME! Yes, it made perfect sense that I complained of feeling like crap ALL THE TIME. No, I should not have waited another 2 weeks before coming in and getting stronger meds, ooops.

So now I have a really strong, really expensive antibiotic and a steroid. 5 days of steroids and 5 days of antibiotics. Both will stay in my system for 10 days, after which if I am not 100% better I was told to call my doctor ASAP for further evaluation. I am really hoping this does the trick. I have never had sinus issues like this before. I feel like I could sleep until Christmas.

And I miss my blog. As I lay in bed each night gasping for air through my mouth, I have all these wonderful ideas of things to blog about. But alas, morning comes and I am exhausted before I leave my bed and it just goes downhill from there. The only reason I have been able to blog this right now was because of an injection of Reese's Peanut butter cups and iced tea ; ) Sugar and caffeine, it does a body good.

When the head aches, all the body is the worse.
~English Proverb


Deanna said...

A large percentage of sinus infections are caused by fungus rather than bacteria so antibiotics are worthless. This is what worked for me: Grapefruit Seed Extract Nasal Spray. Make sure it's the nasal spray, not just a squirt bottle of GSE. Follow the directions and use it consistently. It took about 2 weeks for me but after a couple of years of absolutely NO sense of smell and the threat of sinus surgery, this is what finally cleared it up. I now keep it on hand and at the first sign of sinus congestion, I use it. I absolutely swear by it. If you try it and it works, let me know. It's part of my ongoing amateur research project. ;)

Donna said...

Ewww, fungus! Where would I get it, health food store?

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And you ran out and got a Neti Pot? I swear it will help give you some relief.

Stephanie said...

Your sinuses, my hormones..
We need to get together and party :)
Seriously, my family has used the spray Deanna recommends. I have tried the neti pot but it gets in my ear...Don't ask...

Also take Oil of Oregano.

Hope you feel better!