Wednesday, August 10, 2016
New Lease on Life
Yesterday I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet at Costco, and I'm already in love with it. Took me long enough to get an android device.
Especially since my sleep habits have changed so radically in the last six months, and I'm very often awake for hours in the middle of the night, my new toy already made itself useful last night.
The sleep problems came with the sinus problem that I'm still dealing with. The antibiotics I took a few weeks ago did nothing, except put me on probiotics for the month to ward off potential bad juju to my system from the antibiotics. I went back to the doctor and requested a referral to an ear/nose/throat specialist (the ENT in Humboldt County), but first she wanted me to have a CT scan of my sinuses. So I had that last Friday. Now I can't get in to see my doctor again until next Tuesday and then it could be a month to six weeks after that before I get to see the ENT.
The last time I saw the doc, she gave me a script for Flonase. I HATE taking pharmaceuticals, but I thought I'd be a good sport and try it. The first spritz in my nostrils made my congestion worse than it was, and the second spritz early the next morning gave me the shakes, an anxiety attack that lasted most of the day, and a bad headache. I threw that shit out. That was two weeks ago. The last few days I've been having minor anxiety attacks and am now using Bach's Rescue Remedy and some homeopathic pellets several times a day to deal with that. Plus I'm living on Sudafed twice a day, but at least that helps some with the congestion which comes and goes. Ooh boy. I'm weary.
My head hasn't been much into my white and brown stitched piece, which I'm calling Winter Woods, although I did quilt just a little bit of it late last week. Hoping to get back to it soon.
Meanwhile, I keep trying to get myself back to some other time in the recent past, when things didn't seem to be so marginally out of control as they seem to be these days. But I'm afraid that ain't happening...because life doesn't move in that direction. So onward I go.
Hope you're having a great week. Blessings.