Thursday, December 4, 2008

It Sucks To Be Sick. . .

. . . especially at this time of year, when you realize you have so much to do before the holidays! I got sick last weekend. Started getting a sore throat on Friday and by Saturday I had a really painful right ear! I suffer quite often with sinus problems, just recently I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis and put on antibiotics for 30 days.

I feel like it was mainly self-inflicted because I had ran out of my nose spray and hadn't used it in nearly 2 weeks (waiting for it to be mailed to me). By which time I was getting really stuffed up again as usually happens when I don't take my allergy meds. My right ear became really blocked, I think from the fluid that seems to build up in the tube whenever I get a lot of congestion, and I can still hardly hear. It's really very frustrating. Anyway, long story short, I went back to the Dr on Monday, was given 5 days worth of antibiotics to help the infection in my ear, and was sent for another x-ray on my nose. Got the results back yesterday and the diagnosis is I STILL have chronic sinusitis! I'm back on the antibiotics for yet another month. After that I have to have another x-ray and will be sent to an ENT if nothing has improved.

So in saying all of that, what I'm really getting at is that there's not much knitting being going on around here. I did decide one thing (even before I got sick, which was just as well really), I have decided to send the 'kiddies' a money gift for Christmas and keep the toys I've been making them for their birthdays next year. Two reasons for this... I was beginning to think I wouldn't get every thing knit in time to mail to England, and it will also help spread the cost of shipping rather than try to mail everything at once this month, which believe me gets very pricey at this time of year. So once I feel 'normal' again and not so tired from being sick I am going to get back to some 'Me' knitting. I think I will get back to knitting 'Woodland' from the Rowan Nature book. not sure if that link will work, but I tried to link to the 'wip' in my Ravelry.

For now I bid you all a great day and hope to be able to blog about knitting soon!


12 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I hope you feel better real soon :)

Smart move to ship the gifts for their birthdays instead. With Christmas there is so much to do without adding tons of handknit gifts to the list.

I'll have to check out your Rowan project when I'm next on Ravelry but I'm sure it's lovely as are all the Rowan designs :)

Honeycombs said...

It sure does suck to be sick sis so hope you'll soon be feeling better (((hugs))) [could I get anymore s's in there].
Hope Kristen's card and pressie has arrived by now. Love ya lots xx

Ann said...

Hope you are feeling better. I know how you feel as the last 2 months I have been suffering from hay fever. Take care.

kv said...

sorry to hear you've been sik. feel better soon!

tiennie said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling sick! I hope those antibiotics kick in soon and you're feeling well again!

Kelly said...

:( Hope your back to yourself soon. Being sick sucks,take it easy thought, no worries, all you need to think about it getting better.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. so sorry denise!
feel better soon!!!

kim said...

Oh, that sounds nasty. I hope you're better soon!

amanda said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon Denise! Sinusitis can't be doing much for your knitting...it's so painful!

lucky knitter said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Ren said...

i hope you feel better soon!

Annie said...

get well soon!