Friday, February 18, 2011

Health Rant 2011

I feel like this entire year so far has been nothing but a health rant.

That's probably because I've been sick THE ENTIRE YEAR so far.

Two days after getting off the Cipro, I woke up with a sinus infection. Ears, throat, face...all hurt. Nose running like a faucet half the time, and the other half the time I can't breathe in through my nose at all. I could barely eat today, but I'm drinking a lot of fluids. I am not going to the doc unless I don't improve...God forbid.

I've also confirmed another kidney stone...this time on my left side. Flank pain has shifted into left side pain, and I'm passing a TON of sediment. But at least the stone is moving, which means it's small and shouldn't send me to the ER. On four potassium a day and I believe it has helped keep the stones small enough to pass without much drama. I don't have a clue how many I've passed now...lost count a long time ago.

Of course with this sinus crap, I'm sneezing, and last night I ripped cartilage in my chest again. I wanted to say EVERY FOUR LETTER WORD in the book. As usual, I opted to double over and sniffle for a while instead. Valium is my friend once again...it is the only thing that helps me to function with these injuries. I'm living on a heating pad. Throughout the night, I alternate it between my back/side/hip, my chest, and my ears. Still shoving Clindamycin in them twice a day as directed, but they hurt like the devil anyway. I find it interesting that Dr. A prescribed that to put in my ears, when it is patented as a topical acne treatment. That explains why it's 40 bucks a tube. At any rate, it is an anti-bacterial so I get why he prescribed it. He could see the infection just by looking at my ears.

I'm in bed almost all the time. When I'm not, I'm running errands but utterly miserable doing so. I've just got to get well...I'm so tired of this crap. I've been sick all winter long...actually it started in mid November, which is Autumn. So I hope everyone understands my frustration in this. For the love of God...enough is enough.

I have got to get well. I have to be able to work. I have to pay bills. I have to be able to go to school. I have obligations. I have to overcome this. Living like this is not an option.

I'm losing a lot of battles lately, but somehow, I'm going to win this war.