Could Someone Just Scoop Out My Sinuses, Thanks

Oy. You may remember that I wound up catching a cold while in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Despite my best efforts it appears to have left a juicy little sinus infection in its wake.

Before I get besieged by remedies et al., I’ve gotten these often enough to know what to do. The mucus is yellow (it actually bears a noticeable resemblance to lemon curd), not green, which means it’s a viral infection rather than a bacterial one so antibiotics won’t do a blessed thing. I’m using antihistamines, Mucinex to thin the mucus, and aspirin to fight the sinus pain. I’m also using a neti pot to rinse out my sinuses, a steroid inhaler to help reduce swelling, and I’m sleeping with a humidifier next to the bed. Right now the only truly useful thing I can do is drink a boatload of water, rest, and wait it out.

Not like I have any other options, as this opportunistic infection is draining my energy like you would not believe. I went food shopping yesterday and felt like I was slogging through mud. Ramón sent me off to bed around 7:30 PM — I woke up 12 hours later and didn’t feel better at all. And I have all this lovely writing to do, if I could just kick my ass into gear instead of staring blearily at the screen and wishing mightily to take a nap.

But these books aren’t going to write themselves, so I may as well get cracking. If you hear pathetic coughing in the corner, be kind and send over a hot toddy, thanks.

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on February 11, 2016, in Personal, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I know exactly what u r going threw. I don’t write but I take care of our home and our soon 2b 20yr. Old daughter. Hubby is a auditor for the Machinist Union he got ordered to KS for almost a month mind u. I’ve been sick in and off for a couple months. Not only that but my motherinlaw broke her ankle twice has been sleeping on couch for 3 wks. now, my mother who I also take care of fell out of bed and sprained her ankle. I swear all I want is sleep. Been to the store every night. Finally told my mominlaw to call her youngest so she can come help out. Plus I have 2take kiddo back and forth 2work when she works cause we only have one car. So I’m gonna say take all the time u need 2 rest and get well when u feel up 2 typing go for it!!!! Get well soon! Ps. I enjoy your books keep them coming!!!!!!

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