Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Under the Weather

Last night, our visit to Dad in the hospital (who is doing excellent, btw, and should be checking out by 11am today....) had to be cut short by the nasty migraine I was dealing with. I chalked it up to not taking pain-killer fast enough, so it got out of hand. However, while laying in bed trying to alleviate the issues, I realized it wasn't so much my neck, but the whole right side of my face that had the problems. Yes, if I pressed hard "just there" on the bridge of my nose, hmmm, I could stop the pain. (But lose feeling in my finger for pressing so hard). I also realized I couldn't even breathe out of my right nostril (bordering on TMI, I think). I'm not even sure I've been able to for a while as I can be quite a mouth breather without realizing it.

I tend to be very blessed when it comes to migraines that I can almost always wake up and have it gone. Today, however, was a different story. Major knot still in my neck radiating to the top of my head - and then, what-do-you-know but I think an elephant decided to make the right side of my face its parking spot. Woe's me......

Ironically, just this week I was reading how sinus issues can best be fought with humidity/water. So, I've been settling my face over a hot mug of water, trying to snort in as much of that steam as possible. I also found some sinus meds, popped some Advil, and, as of right now, am feeling semi-functional. While this whole thing is not fun, I'm feeling very good about the fact that any "engagements" for the day can be canceled, I did a lot of housecleaning/catching up yesterday (which helps the emotional frame of mind), and the best therapy means lots of bath/shower time which I should be doing without guilt..... I'm trying to find the silver lining here!

7 comments:

Colie said...

sorry to hear you are under the weather steph! have you tried a nettipot (spelling?). I've heard they are fantastic for sinus pain. i hope you can get cozy on the couch with a good movie or book today!

beeeeeeeee said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Migraines are awful - ugh.

Growin' with it! said...

you poor thing. miserable huh?! do your teeth hurt? i've heard that goes with sinus probs too. probably shouldn't add to your woes by suggesting that!

hope you get a nap today and that sweet family of yours rallies around and pampers mom a bit today. you deserve it!

Joanne said...

My first time by...your family is just beautiful. I found you from the blog Growin with it.

Happy Fall!

Joanne said...

...oh, and I am so happy to read that your dad is getting out of the hospital.

LiteraryGirl said...

Two words for you that have saved my sinus problems:
Neti Pot

Family O'Foxes said...

eeew. bummer. we must be passing it around via the blog.

I hope you are feeling better today and if now you've gotten yourself to the dr.

Glad your daughter is doing well.
~Amy