Monday, December 07, 2009
Why is it that some things that seem like something so unimportant can affect the way you feel? Around Thanksgiving I knew I'd developed a sinus infection. When you have allergies pretty bad and allergy induced asthma, as I do, you know when you have either that or bronchitis. You get it so often it's pretty much a given that you can tell what it is. Well, I'd had the obligatory upper chest infection in October and had just finished a course of antibiotics the first week of November. So. I was reluctant to go back to the doc for this sinus infection. I've fought them off in the past. But sometimes you just have to give in. I'm having foot surgery this Friday (4 days!) and I got to thinking that maybe it might be an issue, so I called. The doctor called me in a script and I started the antibiotic Thursday evening. Without giving TMI, it started the ball rolling, loosened everything up, and FINALLY I am feeling so much better! Why did I resist for over a week? Why did I let myself be miserable and exhausted for that time, and have almost 2 weeks of a sinus headache? Why do we do these things to ourselves when there is something that can be done about it? I am so stubborn that way sometimes!
So on our walk tonight, I felt really good and was able to shave 5 minutes off our time! Whoo hoo! Now the only thing slowing me down is the foot pain, which will be fixed on Friday and I CAN'T WAIT! I'm so pumped for this surgery, it's something else that I put off for way too long.