Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Silver Lining
Yes I know it's been a while again since I posted. I was busying working through the holidays, and then company came. But we were about to go on to 2014 and I was READY! I had plans, and ideas for new pieces and a new layout in mind for my website....it was going to be good. I was going to start off the new year with a bang!
Life has a funny way of derailing your plans though. It started because of shopping out in public I am sure. I got that nasty flu that was going around this year. Surprisingly R got it as well. He never gets sick. Then for the next 5 weeks we passed it back and forth. I would think I was finally over it and bam...the next day sick again. After dealing with that for so long, naturally I developed a severe sinus infection. Such is the way of having flu and allergies.
One morning a few days into the new year I woke up and my ear was leaking a thin liquid. My headache/sinus pressure had reached an all time high. I struggled through the day and finally about 7 at night it had gotten so bad I thought my head was literally going to explode. R was working late, it was freezing cold outside, but I bundled myself up and drove to the closest ER. They said from the pressure in my head, I had "perforated" my eardrum. That is a nice way to say it burst. The next day the other eardrum followed suit.
They referred me to an ENT. I went to him a few days later, and truly disliked this man. He was one of those doctors that doesn't listen to you. I don't like that. It's my body, I know what is going on and maybe you will too if you listen. He said he didn't think I had a sinus infection, but that I clench my jaw at night. Really? So what is this water leaking from my eyes and ears?
Anyway a CAT scan and an appointment for allergy testing later, I was less impressed. I had told the man several times I had severe allergies that at times incapacitate me. On my last visit he asked me if I had considered the possibility that I had allergies....um well yeah since I told you three times...please listen to me...
Last week I was scheduled for the allergy test, but I woke up the morning before and brushed my teeth. I had a strange premonition that my crown was going to fall out....and by golly later that night it did. So instead of allergy testing I made an emergency run to the dentist. My regular dentist...who I truly adore, he is such a good dentist...was out of the office so I saw the other one. I hadn't previously met her, but she was quite nice and through the course of conversation I discovered her husband is a doctor who specialized in allergies.
I now have an appointment with him. Apparently he is supposed to be quite nice, a very good doctor and wonderful at giving shots. (YAY!) He also has a program to desensitize you to what you are allergic to over the course of one day. ONE DAY!!! From what I understand it's not the most pleasant day, and it's very long but I can endure it if it takes away the misery of many days. They have a nice room set up for it too, to try to make it as pleasant as such a thing can be.
So through all of these things....something good has come. Hence the silver lining in a very dark cloud. I have always maintained that miracles are not about what happens, but the timing of what happens.
Clearly this difficult road I have been on has led me to this place. I am in great hopes that this works. It feels right somehow even though I have not yet met this doctor. I guess I just know it in the same way I knew my crown was going to fall out. Perhaps soon I shall be functional again and can get things made, and the house cleaned and all the things I need to do.
I have a feeling blue skies are finally on the horizon, but for now....my head is throbbing and I need to take my allergy meds and go to bed. I shall try to keep you updated on my progress.
Even though I am a month late, I hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous new year!