Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sinus Infections Invade the Hixon House

     What have we been up to lately? 2 Words. Sinus Infection. Blah!!!  Beginning on my birthday weekend three weeks ago, Casey came down with his sinus infection.  The pollen is in full swing, so I figured (and selfishly hoped) it was just allergies.  Turns out when the boy went to that doctor that next week, he had a sinus infection.  The doctor hooked him some up with some good drugs, and he got better within a few days, but the poor boy missed 3 days of work.  Thank goodness he's fine now, a sick husband is no fun!  (I know Casey will say the same about me!)
     I had hoped I would avoid the same fate, and had begun to think I had until last week.  Of course, I didn't really start to feel bad until Thursday afternoon and realized the over the counter meds weren't cutting it.  I think my final cue was when my boss told me to go home because I looked like I wasn't feeling well.  Our doctor's office is closed on Fridays (oh to have a job with every Friday off!), so that meant waiting a few more days until I would get something to start feeling better.  Friday  I stayed home from work and I didn't seem to feel that bad, so I had a positive ray of hope that this was just allergies and I was on the mend, just needed some rest. I just laid around and watched TV all day, something I wish I had time to do nothing, just wish it wasn't when I felt bad and didn't want to do anything else.
     Saturday proved to be slightly worse, but still able to function some.  I laid around again, just watching more TV and trying to behave because it was the birthday of one of the best things God created, Melissa Rankin!!  I had to be there to celebrate her special day, though I know she would have understood if I had to bail out.  I took some Claritin, which helped provide some temporary relief and allowed me to go to her party.  Sunday, for sure was no picnic.  I missed church (both morning and evening services) and serving lunch at Impact (an inner city church our church help supports).  This would mark Day 3 of being lazy and doing nothing.  While I'm not opposed to being at home this much, it killed me to see it in a mess and not able to clean or cook).
     Monday meant another day of missed work, but praise Jesus I was able to get into the doctor, who you guessed it diagnosed me with a sinus infection.  Apparently, I have a rather nasty one at that!  Fantastic!! Not!  Good news is he gave me 4 different prescriptions and I can tell after taking them for 24 hours that there is some improvement.  I even persuaded Casey to take me to Fazoli's (in my opinion a rather tasty fast-food Italian place that has amazing breadsticks).  Since I didn't get the medicine in me until 6:00ish I decided it would be wise not to go to work since I hadn't been on my antibiotic for 24 hours.
    Today was Day 3 of no work, which I hated to do since it's getting to be the busy time of the month, but I knew I was in no shape to go.  Thankfully, I can log-in to work from home, but I really don't think I was able to help with much.  Hoping tomorrow will be even more improvement!!  Going to give work a try too!  We'll see how it goes!  Praying you all stay well and can avoid the unpleasantness of the sinus infection!

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?  If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred and you together are that temple."  1 Corinthians 3:16,17