Yesterday, I woke up and went, “Oh no. I have a sinus infection.”
See, I’ve had enough of them through the years that I can tell you when I have one without going to the doctor for a diagnosis. I just know. My biggest tip off is that horrible smell I get from it, combined with the constant need to blow my nose.
Landing plugged one ear to the point of my wanting to sob from the pain. I mean, not even those ear plugs made for flying helped. It was like someone took an ice pick and jammed it in my ear.
Luckily, I’ve already been able to open it back up, but my nose is still a source of misery for me. The smell. The constant need to try to clear it out. The pressure.
But I’m not miserable. It’s not laid me up. Oh, its wearing on me, and I get tired pretty quick. And I am staying on Ibuprofen and Sudafed pretty steady. But otherwise, you’d never know I had anything wrong. It’s so strange!
My neti pot is my best friend right now. I’m using it multiple times a day in an attempt to fight this infection off without having to get antibiotics. I suspect I’ll end up finding a doctor somewhere to give me an antibiotic eventually, but I want to try to fight this on my own. At least TRY.
So far, it does seem to be helping. My medicine actually wore off two hours ago, and I’m still doing “okay.” A bit tired, but okay. Hopefully its a sign of things improving…