Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tossing Cookies

I have been so sick! I realized that I have never gotten completely over the "head cold" I had in February and now it has been back. When I had been feeling more badly and more badly each day for over a full week, I finally broke down and went to the doctor. I was told that I have a sinus infection and I needed to take antibiotics and medicine to clear the drainage.

I had to go to 3 different pharmacies until someone finally called the doctor's office back and had then prescribe something else, as everyone in the valley is out of the stuff originally prescribed. It was about 7pm when I finally got home and my husband told me to relax and he would make dinner. He told me that he was putting the pasta water on to boil right then, so I went ahead and took the antibiotic, the sinus syrup and my daily multi-vitamin at the same time. My darling husband then proceeded to take a full hour to get dinner ready and I only took one bite before I started feeling nauseous. I then dry heaved and tossed and turned feeling all kinds of crap the rest of the night. The sinus syrup made me sleepy, but the nausea kept me awake. Finally about 2am I vomited and started to feel better. I threw up again about 3am and then slept until the alarm went off for work at 5:30.

I thought that since I had thrown up and was feeling better, I would go on into work. But, when I got up to use the restroom, it became clear that all was not well! I was still feeling slightly queasy and VERY dizzy. I called into work and went back to sleep until about 8am. I spent the day resting and doing minor stuff around the house. I felt queasy all day, but managed to eat throughout the day and took another antibiotic without incident. I stayed away from the sinus medicine as I just don't think that my stomach can handle both, and it makes me so sleepy that I can't function.

I did manage to do 2 loads of laundry and run the dishwasher - very strenuous stuff! I just can't believe that I was that sick over it all!

I am mostly just mad at myself about this. I know that I have a really sensitive stomach, I know that my husband takes 7 times as long as normal people do to get something done. I should have waited to take all that stuff until after dinner. I was just so tired of feeling bad and I wanted to have some relief!

Today I actually feel almost normal! My throat does not hurt almost at all and my nose is much less stuffed up. I am still going to take it way easy tonight and perhaps take a small dose of the sinus syrup at bedtime. I have a ton of homework to do, so that is low on the bodily stress meter. I really want to be doing stuff around the new house, but I am going to have to listen to my body and get well!


  1. I hope you feel better soon!

  2. It's been a week since you've posted, Smug, and I hope that means that you're feeling great and you're way too busy doing things with your new house to post to your blog. Sinus infections are very annoying--and potentially dangerous. Thank God for antibiotics.