The afternoon of Thanksgiving, I started feeling pretty lousy. Tired, so thirsty, and congested. By Friday morning, I was thinking I had a full blown cold. And stomach upset. Fun stuff.
I felt crappy all day Friday, all day Saturday, and into Sunday. I really wanted to sleep the entire time, but my body doesn’t allow for that. It doesn’t matter how sick I get, my body does not like to lay around in bed anymore.
Sunday, I did get an hour and a half nap, but that was it, because at that point I had to get out of bed to take pain medication.
I awoke to a blizzard warning for Missouri….”Excuse me mother nature, you realize it’s only November right?”
The two are related. Every time the weather has had a severe change, I’ve gotten sick since September. Thanksgiving day, November 22, it was 55 degrees Fahrenheit in Missouri. Friday, it had cooled to the mid-40s. And then Sunday, a blizzard.
Now in 2004, I had rhinoplasty and a tonsillectomy. The right side sinus cavity was shrunk, lifted, and the drainage passages out of it were widened. Why? Because every time the weather changed, I would get a sinus infection, it didn’t matter if it was Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, I would get a sinus infection. And tonsillitis. And dreadfully, a sinus migraine that was rivaled some of my normal migraines.
I’ve had one of those this year. In late September, I got a sinus infection. For the first three days of it, I had a sinus migraine that was so severe, I couldn’t lay down and I didn’t smoke. Saturday morning, a similar sinus headache accompanied my “tired” and lousy feeling, which is when I decided maybe it wasn’t a cold, maybe it’s a sinus infection dogging me again. Perhaps the one in September did not clear up with the antibiotics…
And that would be on par with my pre-rhinoplasty sinus infections. I kept a mild sinus infection at all times, one that no antibiotics on the planet could get rid of. And since this is the first time in 14 years that I’ve had 2 sinus infections in a single year, I can’t help but wonder about it.
At any rate, I remain sick with a brutal sinus migraine, sore throat, and hoarseness. By the way, I am done with this Winter.