I am sick. I am pretty sure I have a sinus infection, so I get to go to the doctor tomorrow and wince while he presses on my sinuses and asks, "Does this hurt?" We used to go to the doctor all the time. When the kids were younger, they had everything. Ear infections times 1 billion, strep throat, tonsils out, adenoids out, spider bites, fevers, let's not forget the mumps, rashes, dehydration, and the general well check ups and vaccinations that come along with being a kid. Fortunately for us, it's been a slow year in the medical co-pay department. Gee. I've kinda missed the old doc. I'm happy I get to mix things up a bit.

David asked me how could I possibly know if I had a sinus infection. I asked him what else would make my sinuses feel like they're about to explode in my head. Even my teeth hurt. He has since kept clear of me for fear of my horrible temperamental attitude.

Also, I've tried to get through the whole day without bending over. Bending over hurts my head in ways you cannot imagine. Don't you think that's a clue?

I haven't had much of an appetite today, but then out of the blue I'll get a weird craving for food--like bread slathered in butter. Yes, I mean slathered. Who eats bread slathered with butter for no reason? Slathered is the key word here, folks. It tells me something is up.

It is still so funny to me that my kids don't a) believe me when I tell them I'm sick, or b) don't care when I tell them I am sick. They have the same expectations of me regardless. They want me to juggle, tell jokes, cook their favorite food, and sew costumes--all in 12.4 minutes! Those little stinkers.

So I am putting myself to bed, in preparation of my sinuses getting felt up tomorrow. Nighty night.


Mark and Sarah said...

Ooooh, sweet Cathy, that sounds horrible! Get some meds and lock yourself in your room for the next 24 hours so those stinkers don't take advantage of their poor, sick mom. Oh, and have your mom tell you silly jokes and bring you 7-up and maybe even do a read-aloud with you.
Can't wait to hear you're back at 110%!

Chatter said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I hope you get feeling better soon. Being sick has never meant so much until I was a mother. It's the pits!

Bekka-Reeeeeeee said...

This is a pretty gross reply to your post, but a sure sign you have a sinus infection is if you are blowing GREEEEEN snot out your nose. We've all been sick here in our house for the last week and usually one (or all) of us ends up getting a sinus infection with nice, thick, nasty green snot...this time it's allll clear! Not that having clear snot makes it all better, but knock on wood that we don't get anything worse. I do hope that the doc doesn't hurt you too badly by pressing on your sore sinuses & that you get some good meds that help you to feel better!

Stacy said...

parallel sickness here ... no fun, i'd rathar puke for 24 hours then deal with the ongoing pain of the sinus infection

jayme said...

awww, feel better very soon! Until then, though, I recommend colouring books and hot tea and lots and lots of ginger.

Vivi said...

New Year's 2001. Sinus infection. Worse pain than childbirth. Not kidding. You poor girl.

For what it's worth, the saline wash/netti pot worked wonders to relieve some pressure.