Wednesday, November 29, 2006

It's An 8, Ladies And Gentlemen!

So, I know you all have been waiting for me to post about my trip.

As have I.

But I have this little annoying situation called a "sinus infection" that is really getting me down.

Let me rephrase that: A BIG ANNOYANCE.

This is one of the most painful illnesses that I have ever had. I will sometimes suffer from migraines, and those are horrific, but this is pretty close. The right side of my face is feeling as though it IS having a migraine---stabbing pain that just won't quit. It seems to scoff at Tylenol AND Advil, no matter what dosage I try. Oh, and forget bending over. My face just throbs and kills all the more. Same thing with sitting up from laying down: shooting pain.

I've never had a sinus infection before, and I'm very glad for it. My deepest condolences to those of you who have experienced this more than once! My particular version is affecting my cheek area and all the bones associated. Like my teeth. And around my eye. But I hear that it can also go across your nose and into your forehead. Uh uh. No thank you. I'll be grateful that I'm only dealing with the lower regions.

So, this is my newest addition to my pain scale:

On a scale of 1 to 10:

8-sinus infection
9-migraine headache
10-childbirth

Oh, which reminds me: A couple more days and I'll be at 36 weeks. That's right folks, only 4-6 more weeks to go until this baby makes it's grand entrance (and throws me into another episode of #10 scale pain).

4-6??? You say?

Yeah, didn't I tell you? I haven't gone early once yet. I've gone as long as 11 days late. The only time I had a baby before my due date, was when I was induced. That was a mess, and I won't do it again willingly. If I'm left to myself, they all come late. Usually only 2-4 days late, but late just the same. No biggy. I'll put off that "10" for a little while longer.

Right now, I'm just trying to get through this "8"......

5 comments:

baSfsoGp said...

We love you, Sister Kelly.

On my vacation at campmeeting one year I got something "everyone" told me was probably a sinus infection.

It was a killer. However, my symptoms more closely mimicked those of the flu.

I feel for you

JSmith5780 said...

But at least you get a GREAT present after the 10 on the pain scale!

Wow 4ish weeks to go! Congrats and hope you (for once!) get an early or at least on time delivery. What a nice Christmas present that would be!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I am sorry to hear this! Hope it gets better soon. Not sure what you've tried yet, but stop all dairy (that usually helps a lot!) and steam towels on your face might help. Rest is #1 but not sure how realistic that is!

Alabamabrands said...

I've gotten a sinus infection many times. Actually I can count on one once or twice a year. You can see why I might run to the altar now! :)

Praying you'll get better so you can get all those baby clothes and stuff ready :)

JeniBeans said...

Hahahaha. I can't say I feel your pain as my #10 would actually rank lower than your sinus infection, it seems. Take heart though, it will all be over soon, dear friend. :-) But then it's all just beginning, right?

See you soon, maybe. ;-)