Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Sinuses Invite You to Watch Them Kick My Ass

No one has puked yet.

I hope and pray that we don't start.

But I think my cold is festering into something else.

I just don't feel good.

Like sinus infection-y.

But I'm not sick enough to go to the doctor.


This happens every year for the toddler's birthday. If it's not me whose sick, it's her. Last year she was puking and then some of our guests canceled because they had H1N1. The year before, I had a nasty cold that knocked me on my ass and didn't let me get back up for three days--very similar to the one that put me in the hospital this year. My mom handled everything

This year my Mom is in the Caribbean. The only 'help' I have is a mentally unstable relative who sleeps about 18 hours a day, lives in my basement and doesn't speak English. See also ' people who are no help.'

Today is Friday so no doc until at least Monday, assuming I will be sick enough for a doc by then. Meaning, the weekend will be a hard slog.

So much to do, not enough health to do it.

Anyway, I suppose it could still resolve and I hope it will, but, I don't know. Except for the congestion, it could even be a veeeery slooooow tanking of the adrenals. All I know is, I just don't feel good. Oh, wait, I already said that. Sorry.

Here's a random factoid: The last time I had a sinus infection, I had an anaphylactic reaction to Cipro. This would be my first full course of antibiotics since then. Almost 2 years. If I hadn't ended up in the hospital with asthma resulting in Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency since then, I would be excited about how long I went without needing them.

The adrenals are holding steady. I haven't formally tanked despite some wonky blood pressure and I haven't needed more than 5mg of prednisone. I have proven it can be done, but don't know what will happen next.

I will be happy if I can manage to make the toddler's bday as special as she dreams it is. I wrapped her presents today during her nap. She is SO excited about her party and this mommy just wants to live up to some high expectations.

Wish me luck.


  1. Good luck with the birthday celebrations.

    Was your anaphylactic reaction around the time you started with your adrenal issues?

  2. Interesting thought, Nurse XY but no, my Cipro reaction was a good year earlier.



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