Tonight I can almost swallow with minimal pain and sort of breathe through my congested head, big improvements over yesterday and earlier today. I came home from DC with a very sore throat and aching head, signs of a cold that was going to the next level. Yesterday I stayed home from work and slept for long hours and a nap mid-day, which made the kitty happy but didn’t help a lot.
This morning I went to Urgent Care – yes, I know, hard to believe – and confirmed that it’s a sinus infection. Turns out the nurse practitioner is someone I see every day on the bus, which made it more personal, and now I have antibiotics which should start to work soon. After a quick stop at the grocery store, since my house had almost nothing in it, I’ve spent the day being quiet and blowing my nose.
And I did some medical research, which is not always a good thing. Sometimes too much knowledge gets in the way. My gynecologist left me a message that there were abnormalities in my annual pap smear, so now we’re going to follow up with a pelvic ultrasound and endometrial biopsy. It’s probably nothing and even if it is, they can deal with it. My mind, however, has gone to cancer and hysterectomies and a feeling of great loneliness that I will be facing it alone. Oh, I have a big network of supportive friends but right here, in the physical world, it’s a bit different. Let’s just hope I can get the tests done quickly so I know what I’m dealing with.
Sinus infections are easier.