Monday, August 1, 2011

So, July is Over...

And since I promised to start posting regularly again, here I am! With a sinus infection :p

For the past 6+ weeks I've been sick. I've gotten better and worse but never completely well. It's felt like a constant cold that flares up when I'm run down.

Saturday afternoon my throat started hurting really bad. By that evening the left side of my face was slightly swollen and I had pain and pressure from my temple to the top of my shoulder. I took a couple ibuprofen and it helped some but I knew I had a sinus infection :(

Looking back, I think I've had it for quite a while but my supplements have kept it from getting bad. Till Saturday. I think the stress and unhealthy eating while moving lowered my immune system and the sickness started then. I had nonstop days leading up to Ethan's party Saturday and between being stressed, busy, and not getting enough sleep, I think my body just didn't have any more fight left...

Sunday morning I went to the after-hours walk-in clinic. It didn't take the doctor long to make the official diagnosis. Big surprise. NOT. So now I'm on antibiotics for the first time since Gabriel was born. My body doesn't tolerate most antibiotics well but I do pretty good with Zithromax. And I only have to remember to take it 5 times ;) My stomach was upset after the initial (double) dose yesterday but it usually is. I sipped some mint/green tea last night and it helped. Hopefully today will be better!

One good "side effect" of the antibiotics though. Last night I could see my face was already clearer :p It always clears up when I'm on antibiotics. Positive sign that they're already working :)

I don't know what meals will be like today. We finished off the leftovers yesterday but I'm not exactly up for cooking. Still lightheaded :(

I'm hoping the antibiotics will kick this for good and August will be a much better month!


  1. Hope you feel better soon. Sorry you are not feeling well. Take it easy and get some rest!