"Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey” – Marcel Proust

I am sick.

This is the time of year that upper respiratory issues plague me. I have serious ENT issues. I am convinced I have a malformed sinus cavity that allows fluid, and eventually infection, to cozy in there for the winter like a bear in a cave. You know those gross dudes on the mucinex commercial (almost as disturbing as those toe nail creatures on the lamisil commercial) those creeps take up residence in my head for the winter.

I live on Sudafed, Benadryl, nasal spray, mucinex, and the occassional anitibiotic. I also suffer from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and that makes things even more interesting.

I have been sick for almost three weeks.

I dont have the strenght to write.

I am barely finding myself able to work and be a mom. Being a single mom and being sick is just awful. I need someone to do my dishes, my laundry, make me hot soup and maybe some Mac and Cheese (my favorite comfort food).

I have days where I think I am well and then I am sick again. I get a good day, a bad night followed by an awful weekend.

Someday soon I hope to be back to my regularly scheduled programming.

For now, I am trying  my best to recover.

Since adoption work drains me, I am avoiding it for now.


9 Thoughts.

  1. Suz, I’m sorry to hear you’re sick – no fun at all! Sinus infections are particularly exhausting, because they linger and are hard to stomp out. Have you been to the doctor for strong anti-biotics? I think you need them. BTW, I took Mucinex when I had that bug this summer, and it made me very dizzy. Your mention of the vertigo brought back the memory, so be careful with that stuff.
    Now’s a good time to teach the boys how to do laundry, I think.
    Feel better.

  2. Poor baby – start taking some Echineasa tablets, it boost the immune system and helps with sinus infections too. Also, vitamin C is great. Hope you feel better soon, any form of sinus problems cause pain everywhere.
    Mo xoxo

  3. poor suz . . . if i lived close by i would surely come and do the laundry and dishes for you, even though my own aren’t done. i would also make you some hot soup and mac and cheese. then i would tuck you in and make sure the boys did their home work and read them a story and put them to bed too.
    i’m sorry you feel so bad. i wish i had a miracle cure for you. i hope you feel better soon.

  4. Take care of yourself. I highly recommend horseradish for opening up those sinuses.
    If you were north of the 49th you could take yourself to Roast Beef Tuesday at the Hudson’s Bay Company. Their horseradish has definite medicinal qualities.

  5. Suz, you are the hardest workin’ woman in adoption! (well, maybe except for Mirah, smile) You MUST take care of yourself right now!!! The laundry and dishes will wait. We will wait. And I agree, go to the doctor.
    HUGS, D.

  6. Now see I would love to make you some Mac~n~Cheese. I use 4 cheeses….
    Love ya! Feel better soon!

  7. Try wearing bloodstone beads. available at also yellow sappire.
    If you are in a office all day, you are most likely not getting enough color rays. Agate would be good too!

  8. i’m a single mom too and i soo know what you are going through. no breaks even when youre sick. sending positive healing energy your way. Take care of you!

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