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Sunday, February 19, 2012

OK, so yesterday is pretty much a complete write-off. I barely tracked my food after breakfast, when everything went wrong. I even took the armband off for several hours, because my arm, much like the rest of me, was hurting.
Turns out I have a massive sinus infection. Not that this is new or different; it pretty much means it's a day ending in Y. But apparently, this is worse than most. Per the doctor, upon looking at my X-Ray, my sinuses are, "completely impacted." When pressed for an explanation of what that actually means, I was informed that my sinuses don't have any air in them at all; it's all crud. So... that's lovely. It might explain why I pretty much felt like I was dying yesterday. No lie - seriously thought I was dying. OK, part of that was because, coupled with the sinuses, the fingers on my right hand turned blue. It's something that's been going on for a couple of months, but I haven't had it checked out. Mostly because I was afraid of what they were going to tell me. It happens when I get cold, or stressed, or both. It mostly happens at work, where even in winter they have the bloody AC on most of the time, and that's where I'm stressed most, anyway. So... yeah. Yesterday, when I felt like death anyway... having my right hand turn blue scared the bejeezus out of me. I dithered about it for a couple of hours (during which time, after a few heating pads were applied and I sat on the couch texting a friend who is similarly prone to health-related panic attacks, my hand returned to a mostly normal color) before calling the 24-hour dial-a-nurse line provided by my health insurance. I hate doing that; it makes me feel like a $chmu@k. But it's prevented me from paranoid runs to the ER in the past, which is good. And it's SENT me to the ER when I thought I was just being paranoid, which ultimately turned out to be the gall bladder thing, so that's good, too. So! Called them. She said it probably wasn't urgent that I go NOW, but that I should go within the next 3 days. I figured now was as good a time as any, and at least it would set my mind at ease, so I went. And... impacted sinuses. And possibly Raynaud's Phenomenon, which is just a thing where your hands turn blue, or Raunaud's Syndrome, which is a symptom of a larger and scarier autoimmune issue like Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus. Here's hoping for Raunaud's Phenomenon! They can't do the testing till I'm cured of the sinus infection, though. Antibiotic, Prednisone, and a steroid nasal spray. Lots of fun.
I accomplished nothing. I cleaned nothing. I didn't exercise. I didn't stop feeling like warmed-over poo until about 10:30pm, at which point I was so tired that the idea of exercise somehow didn't appeal. According to the Body Cop, I've once again only managed to get about 6 and a half hours of sleep (I was in bed for more than 7, but I guess I'm just not sleeping well). I'm supposed to head to the 'rents for laundrying today, I need to get a workout in, since I'm feeling better (once the weather finishes changing, I'm usually much better. I knew that, yesterday; it was right there on the weather map. I've gotten quite good at timing my feeling awful with the frontal lines on the Current Weather map. But the blue hand thing sent me into panic mode). I'd LIKE to go to an Open House in the townhouse complex next to my condo complex, even though I have no money. I probably won't manage that visit, though - too much on my plate, between getting a workout in, taking a shower, stopping for drugs (and other necessities like salad, yogurt and milk, which necessitate a trip back here afterwards. Not that it's FAR; I could walk to the store. It's just time consuming), and heading to the 'rents.
OK, folks. Miles to go before I sleep. Here's hoping for a better week ahead. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
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    I had no idea there was a Raynaud's phenomenon separate from the autoimmune disorder. Please remember to get that checked out once your sinuses cooperate!

    Don't feel bad about not exercising or cleaning or anything else. You were obviously sick! Glad you're feeling better now.
    2586 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2012 2:26:26 PM
    Good blog! I'm glad you're feeling better and got in some exercise today! Way to go!
    2589 days ago
    emoticon i am glad you are feeling better!
    2589 days ago
  • JKM822
    Thanks! It's really amazing, the difference between yesterday & today. I pretty much feel fine. Just did 27 minutes of "vigorous" activity, per the armband. :-)
    2589 days ago
    Holy Mackerel! Big emoticon
    2589 days ago
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