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.
Posted on February 11, 2016, in Personal, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
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!!!!!!
Wow, you have a serious load on your plate! Here’s hoping you can get some sleep toot sweet.