Tuesday, October 02, 2007

'Nother update

I have the drugs.

I tried to run today but my head is so congested and I am so tired and dizzy I gave up a mile in. I decided to clean the house.

While vacuuming the furniture with the upright's attachments Lola's leash somehow got sucked into the upright and tangled in the thingy that spins. I didn't notice it so I have no idea when it happened and my sinuses are so congested I didn't even smell the motor burning. I didn't even realize there was a problem until I saw out of the corner of my eye smoke billowing out of the vacuum hood. I am hoping I did not burn the motor out but my vacuum is not working now.

I quit cleaning and went straight to the Minute Clinic at CVS. The nurse practitioner agreed with me that I have a sinus infection and also said I have an ear infection--hence all the pain in my face and dizziness. So she gave me a script for antibiotics and Flonase.

I expect I will feel better tomorrow. And maybe tomorrow I will be able to smell the burn smell that Beau keeps asking me about. Heck, maybe I'll be able to taste my food again.

Sinus infections suck.


  1. Mmmmmm. Maybe you should stop running for a bit. It's wearing your body down...

    Well wishes your way...

  2. I am jealous you have the drugs. I am drinking hot tea right now. There must be an end to the snot.

  3. One of the worst illnesses I've experienced is a sinus infection. I had my first about two years ago and hope I never gret another. Sooo miserable, but also once the meds kick in pretty quick to kick. Feel better soon and take it easy in the meantime!

  4. I thought that doc of yours was a weirdo. Barbara Croft is the lady at Jen's office. They are at Piedmont.

  5. The nurse I saw yesterday thinks I orignially was just suffering from allergies (I have a hayfever, grass and mold allergy) that quickly went to a secondary infection. After only 2 doses of antibiotics I feel a thousand time better. Both sides of my sinuses are clear and I no longer sound like someone is holding a cup over my head.

    I am so annoyed I had to wait this long to get drugs. I could have been better last week.

    Thanks for the name. I'll check to see if my new insurance carries her.