Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The sickest winter and other things in life

Honestly, I cannot remember a time in my life where I was ever as sick as I have been this Fall/Winter. It is really starting to bum me out. I have another sinus infection. I had to go to the urgent care/Minute Clinic on Sunday because I could not stand the pain any longer.

The last doctor that I went to with a sinus infection seemed to go way overboard on prescriptions. She didn't seem to see or feel anything on me when examining me but gave me an antibiotic and Vicadin. It was a little extreme, I thought. This time, different doctor, different practice, and she was WAY more cautious. She gave me a prescription nasal spray because I was telling her how much pressure I felt and how much pain I was in and then recommended just some OTC stuff - Sudafed and Advil for the rest. It's a much slower progress than the antibiotic/Vicadin coctail. Although, truth be known, I HATE Vicadin. I mean, it does okay with the pain but it makes me itch from head to toe. Not a good feeling. I still have some in the house for emergencies and I did take one the first night this infection hit because the headache would NOT go away but I ended up regretting it all night as I could not get in to a deep sleep with all of the itching!

Nick's driving a lot more now and his confidence is through the roof. It's nice to see this side of him. He's just so happy. He's getting a little bit more hours at work and he's finally getting serious about what he wants to do after graduation so I am happy. Michael is getting ready to track out of school for three weeks (thank you, year-round calendar) and so I am sort of looking forward to not having to get up at 6:15 every day for a couple of weeks. I love that feeling of an extra hour or two of sleep.

We're really starting to get in to graduation party planning. I am thrilled with how things are shaping up. There are some new family issues (aren't there always) but I am hoping that people will put Nick first. Really, everyone is welcome in my home except for one person - Nancy. Until I get an apology from her, I would not even consider opening the door for any of that craziness again. No thank you.

Other than that, I can honestly say that life is good. Work is still topsy-turvy for Frank; I can't wait for the nice weather so that he can have some stability again. I'm getting over this sinus thing, the kids are good, and we have a house full of laughter.

Good indeed!


Anonymous said...

We've been having a hard time with the sicknesses over here, too. Ever since xmas vacation. It seems we have had everything that has been going through town. I feel for you!

Frugal Vicki said...

I am with you! Vicodin makes me itchy too. For some reason this year I have been getting quite a bit of sinus infections.

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