Thursday, July 30, 2009

Well, this explains why I have felt awful

Ok, maybe not awful but definitely not good.



Low-grade fever.

A little ache-y.

Although that is pretty much all my symptoms. I finally went to the Dr and I have a sinus infection.

Since I get headaches at the drop of a hat and I haven't had one all week this really surprises me. But after just 9 hours on antibiotics I can feel something happen in my sinus cavities.

My teeth ache slightly. And I am beyond exhausted. And that is after a 4 hour nap today.

On a somewhat related note, I have to say I am so grateful to kids that will let me take a 4 hour nap without destroying something. Or causing someone to bleed. Or getting into some kind of trouble.

I really didn't want to go to the Dr because it has been really mild. My fever got up to 100 a couple of times but then would go down again without medicine. I was just a little ache-y, you know like around that time of the month. And I had no energy.

But I couldn't go in and say "I have a ______ infection" - which, to be honest, usually simplifies the Dr visit. Why make them guess that you have a UTI when you know it hurts to pee?

But I had been feeling bad all week (it started Sunday) and was tired of it. Plus I woke up this morning with every joint hurting (and no fever).

And the point is . . . I forgot.


  1. Ooh, I've only had a maxillofacial sinus infection once and it's liked to have killed me. I know the feeling of teeth hurting. All the way across my face was severe pain - it hurt to barely even tough the skin on my face. It was the most painful illness I've ever had; certainly not the overall worst, but as far as pain - oh yeah.

    I'm glad you're already feeling some relief. It must not have been a bad one if you tolerated it for that long.

  2. You know, its odd. Every other one I have had was days of a headache and then finally the achey teeth - I used to get them alot when I smoked.

    I think this one just moved in very slowly, or maybe this one was more about infection than stuff in my sinuses. I don't think I have ever had a fever with one before or chills.