Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sinus Infections Suck, Big Time.

I am 30 years old and have never had a sinus infection until now. Let me just say they suck... I mean really suck. In started out innocently... cold like symptoms... sneezing, post nasal crap, congestion... the usual. Then just as I started getting better it all came back on and this time brought new symptoms... scratchy throat, coughing and a general tiredness. I figured I just got a new strain of another sickness... no biggie.

Friday morning I woke up feeling like death. It was all I could do to entertain Chase for the morning and just pray that Adam would be home soon. Thank God he was able to come home around noon and he took over house and baby duty. I sacked out for at least 3 hours. I figured when I woke up I would at least feel more rested... yeah not so much. I felt worse than I did before. Powered through feeling like crap and just dealt with it.

Until Saturday when I woke up with an excruciating headache. I took some Tylenol and we went to my MIL's house to visit. She mentioned that maybe it was a sinus headache and that I should try a medicine specifically for that. So I did and to no avail. It was only getting worse. After Chase's nap my MIL stopped over to drop off our grill. I mentioned that the medicine didn't even touch my headache and she suggested maybe it was a full blown sinus infection.

Hmmmm... never had one of those before. I googled the symptoms and sure enough, everything to a T was there. Headache in the front of the head and through the eyes, post nasal drip, pressure... ect.

I looked at Adam and said we need to go to Urgent Care. In a stroke of good luck we were in and out of there in 45 minutes. When we left I had a diagnosis of sinus infection with fluid in my ears, 3 prescriptions to fill and plenty of advice to follow. Ever since then I have been absolutely useless... laid up on the couch or the bed not doing anything. Which I know is the right thing but it's really hard to be in this position when your main job is taking care of the husband, baby and house. I have actually had to force myself to not do stuff around the house. Luckily I have an amazing husband who has taken over baby duty, cleaning duty and cooking duty. He seriously was superman today.

All that to say... that is the reason I haven't posted a lot lately. However, it isn't the reason I haven't posted the tour of our new house. I started feeling a little weird about putting up pictures of my house on a public blog (I don't know why these are any different then the random ones I take but they are... so there). So I am going to have to think of another way to show off the house... and make it so only the people I choose can see it. I have an idea but it will require a little more work on my part. Stay tuned.


chocolate hug said...

oh ho ho...I got my first sinus infection just before I got pregnant with Sam, on my honeymoon (I spent a whole day of our three day honeymoon in bed!) And I still had it the first couple weeks I was pregnant, morning sickness and all. HORRIBLE! I truly sympathize with you!

Just an idea on the house tour/picture thing...what if you post the pics to can actually make albums private an allow only certain people to see them.

Here's praying that you get better!


KaraB said...

Welcome to my club. Admission fee: phlegm

I had my first sinus infection at about age 7 and have had serious sinus issues since then. Two sinus surgeries later, and they're just worse. You can't really explain to someone how rotten that infection feels, can you? Good news is the antibiotics are really effective on sinus infections, so you will start to feel better pretty soon i'd say. Soon enough to post more pictures of Claire's boyfriend, please.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Sorry you're so sick. Sinus infections do stink. I hope you're on the mend fast!

Anonymous said...

Get better soon Jess!

dkamfam said...

Sinus infections are awful! I'm glad that I didn't get one this time, although I wouldn't recommend my illness, either. I hope you are starting to feel a bit better and the meds are kicking in. Maybe when we get back we will all be healthy and we can get out and PLAY!

kathi said...

So sorry. I pray for an immediate healing and that your strength be renewed completely.

As for the pictures, if you feel uncomfy about it, listen to your gut, there's a reason for it. Do what you're comfortable with.