Coming at you this morning from
sunny springtime snowbound Colorado, to tell you why the cat ate my homework. Or at least the sinus infection did.
I really do not willfully set myself up to get these horrible infections and lose time off work. The problem is that the symptoms of sinus infection (or ear infection, or throat infection) are easy to confuse, at its onset with the symptoms of auto-immune.
Since for the last two months we’ve been going from family issue to family issue (now in a lull and none of it relating to our marriage. Just relatives and things happening) and on high stress mode, I assumed that the stuffiness, inability to breathe, etc were in fact just autoimmune. A course of pred knocked back the symptoms enough that my hands stopped having holes in them, but then some fresh hell put eczema all over my arms.
It wasn’t until three days ago I realized I had a fever, and that the symptoms, including the need to sleep ALL the time were much like those of sinus infection. Yes, I’ve been irrigating, etc, but it was so dry-and-dense that nothing came out.
So, antibiotics acquired. I was also told to stay on mucinex. And there hangs a problem, because mucinex makes me extremely dizzy and unable to concentrate.
The dizziness goes away when I stop it, so it’s definitely it, but I’m not sure what to do about it, since I’m fairly sure I need to dissolve the crud in my nose. But mucinex makes it impossible to work.
Anyway, that’s why the books that were supposed to come out the last two months haven’t. I’m going to see if I find something else that allows me to breath but also to write.
At any rate it’s a lovely writing weekend. I’d planned on dragging older son to the zoo today, but I don’t think I’ll be able to convince him it’s a great idea to go out in the snow.
So this is my non-post post. And now I’m going to have some coffee and attempt to work.