Unless you are my husband. Somehow that man doesn’t catch a cold. Last year, he had food poisoning with me and he only went to the bathroom twice. Meanwhile, I was living in the bathroom all day long. He also had a mild case of allergies for a whole week. Now that I think back to it. I’ve only known him to get the flu once. He also contracted Hand, Foot, & Mouth disease from our daughter. He was pretty miserable from that. He has an amazing immune system.
Since moving to Savannah, each year my allergies have become worse. Not to count that I tend to catch any stomach bug, cold, or pink eye from the kids. I have to say, since beginning essential oils, I have been able to ward off many illnesses or drastically reduce the run time of the sickness. At the same time, I do believe the oils can help only so much. With the case of pink eye, you should go see a doctor; not rely on oils. (No brainer there…)
Over the weekend, I woke up with a terrible sinus infection. I’ve never had a sinus infection before, until two months ago. I had a small one that worked itself out with the help of sinus congestion medicine. Then it went back to chest congestion, wheezing, and coughing. So when I woke up Saturday morning feeling like a dump truck had ran over my head, I wasn’t happy. I just finished a round of antibiotics! I suffered with intense sinus pressure, ear pain, runny nose, coughing, dizziness, loss of smell, and loss of taste. I was relieved to be able to get an appointment with the same Nurse Practitioner I saw just two weeks ago. I was given two shots in my rear and another round of a higher level antibiotic. Yet, here I am, still feeling like complete crap. I cannot workout. I can’t even breathe through my nose. I still have the sinus congestion and pressure. I would have thought I would have been given a medication to help with the mucus production and congestion. So, I sit around this house, feeling like I’m on Death’s door step, looking like…
Drinking hot coffee to wake me up from a restless night of coughing, blowing my nose, and unable to breathe.
Literally, carrying a box of tissues with me where ever I go. My nose doesn’t stop running, yet it never clears up enough to breathe through it.
Drinking plenty of water because the antibiotic can cause dehydration. (Not to mention burst tendons from working out. Yeah, actual fine print of the medication handout.) Since I can’t workout, eating healthy snacks…like these almonds I can’t taste.
Trying to “rest” as my son uses me as a jungle gym and patient for playing doctor.
In 10 days, if the sinus infection still isn’t cleared. I get to visit an ENT to have my sinuses flushed out. Honestly, by this point, I would rather just have that done. I think two rounds of antibiotic and steroids in two months while the sinus issue gets worse is plenty of evidence for a referral to a specialist. But who am I??
My daughter developed an ear infection last week from a runny nose due to allergies. She’s on antibiotics, an antihistamine, and breathing treatments. And my son has a constant clear runny nose with a little cough. I mean, when does the sickness end?! I’m hoping soon. This momma is sick and tired or being sick and tired.
I would say I’m the only one going through this, but I know I’m not. All of my friends, co-workers, etc. are having to take their kids and themselves to the doctor for various issues. I’m not the only one suffering through allergies. It’s like what could possibly be pollinating in Savannah right now?! Well, it will be 70 degrees tomorrow…so I’m sure there are plenty of plants producing their horrific reproduction poison.