Ok, it’s official. Today, I woke up with a swollen left side of my face and my eye looked like it had been smacked. I couldn’t breathe and my sinus’ just hurt. I had a sinus headache (which I’ve had for 3 friggin days now). I snapped at the electrician and made him feel bad. (Sorry babe).
I got dressed and went to the store and got some sinus medicine. I came home and took 2 pills and promptly took a 2 hour nap. When I woke up, the swelling had gone down and I could breathe again. WHEW.
The Electrician had to run to the store for a few things and I asked him ever so politely “Can you please get a box of those tissues that have lotion in them?” He loves me, because he brought me home a box. Plus, my nose is raw and peeling and a little unsightly.
After dinner, I took my shower and tried to let the steam help my sinus crap. I got out of the shower and 20 minutes later, my WHOLE friggin face is swollen and I sound like crap. I quickly took 2 more pills, and while I can breathe now, I just feel YUCK.
It suddenly dawned on me and I remarked to the Electrician, “If that stupid Doctor would have told me BEFORE I had my nose cauterised, that I would be susceptible to sinus infections, I never would have had it done.”
You see about 2 years ago, I had a series of nosebleeds. They progressively got worse, and one scared me to death, because it would not stop and I was loosing tons of blood, along with large “clots”. I went to the Emergency room , and they sent me to a Specialist, that same afternoon. Apparently I had a blood vessel that broke in my nose and the only way to solve the problem was to cauterised it. That in itself was a scary experience, and it also hurt like hell, and I could not blow my nose for 24 hours.
So, I have figured out that in the past 5 months, I’ve had about 4 sinus infections, and they are driving me crazy. If they would just get infected and my face didn’t swell up like a balloon, I think I could handle it, but the pressure affects my head, eyes, ears and EVERYTHING.
I told the Electrician today that my face hurt, he told me it hurt him too, what a smarta$$. But he has been extremely helpful.
So, for the next day or 2 I will drug myself up with over the counter drugs and go visit the Urgent Care Doctor on Monday morning and create yet another bill we don’t need, but I have to do it. I might just ask the Doctor this time for meds x 2, so I don’t have to go see him when this happens AGAIN in about another month or so.
I’m sure when I go into the Urgent Care they look at me and smile. “Yep, she’s back with another sinus infection.” What the hell.