Thursday, February 13, 2014
Phew! That sinus infection really took its toll on me! On Monday, I ended up leaving work after lunch and going home early. In the morning I had called to try to get an appointment at the on-base clinic, but there were, of course, no appointments available, and they told me a nurse would call me within 24 hours. Well, hey. I at least tried to see a doctor, right? The sinus pressure surrounding my right eye was so bad, that I was just keeping my eye closed! I did still do some work at home, and then finally I heard from the nurse who gave me a referral to urgent care. So by 5pm, I was seen at Urgent Care, and went to Target to pick up a prescription for the Z-Pack. Just a sinus infection, but it was pretty bad, and I was told to stay home from work on Tuesday to let the antibiotics work while I rest. I was already feeling super stressed about missing more work since I had stayed home Friday, and took a half day Monday, but I also knew I really needed to get better. So I missed Art Journal Club on Monday night, and stayed home all day Tuesday, just resting on my couch. I really needed that, I think. I also missed my dance classes that night, but the sinus pressure/dizziness was even worse on Tuesday so I wasnt about to be heading out like that!
On Wednesday I headed back to work because I was really really stressed about missing anymore work and falling even further behind! I still felt absolutely horrible and my paralegal kept urging me to go home, but I knew I needed to get work done, and I was super, super productive all morning, and then after lunch I had a meeting, took a phone call, and left about 2 hours early, much less stressed because I had significantly caught up. I rested the rest of the night.
Today, I am feeling much better. I still have sinus pressure, but nowhere near as bad as it was, and I think the congestion is finally starting to drain. Gosh, this was the worst sinus infection I've had in a while. :( Tomorrow is my birthday, and who wants to be sick on their birthday, right? Well, I am looking forward to going to dance class tonight to celebrate my birthday with my classmates, and then tomorrow I am going to crafting night and celebrating my birthday with my fellow crafters. At least I wont be alone for my birthday this year. And hopefully the sinus pressure will be completely gone tomorrow, so that I can also get in a birthday run after work, too!
Plans for this weekend include possibly taking a yoga class on Saturday morning, and then spending the day shopping in Denver! My mom and I head to Disney in one week from tomorrow, too!