"They're seasonal allergies," I pondered hopefully. "Everyone's got 'em now. Pollen is everywhere!" I took an antihistamine to no avail.
Please. I don't want another illness. This sucks.
I spent the week watching it and logging in two 12-hour consecutive sleeps. Fevers came and went for which I dosed with Paracetamol. I saw a doc on Tuesday who said, "If you notice such-and-thus symptoms, come in Friday." I didn't want to keep piling antibiotics in my system.
This morning a serious symptomatic turn said, "Call the doctor now." (I don't like talking about gross things, so email me if you really want to know). Tony & Ali & I trundled over to the local GP's office, suitcase in tow. It was seriously possible that I'd be asked to hightail it to the hospital in Aberdeen. I didn't want to but at least I knew to be ready. Not fun! No no!
Gratefully, I was not asked to go. This seems to be a gnarly case of sinusitis and, well, when you have a funky immune system like mine, you get stuff. I'm moving very very slowly. Very. Taking drops of menthol to hot water and steaming my face 'n sinuses with a towel around my head. Today I will begin Doxycycline. I so prefer natural remedies. In this case, when scary stuff says, "Excuse me, we need some big guns here," I do my best to listen.
Not everyone who reads this blog is on Facebook. For those of you who ARE and leave me the sweetest and most supportive little notes, Thank You. When I am afraid and tired, this cuddles up in my heart. Bless you!!
In the meantime, I'll take my medicines and slow it all down.
Our Mind Map happened on Thursday afternoon - yesterday. I need to incubate such depth and I will do so over time. My grateful thanks to Ruthie, Tony & Ali for their wisdom, love and support.