Friday, October 2, 2009


One of the things that drives me crazy about teaching is the germs! I thought 7 year olds were bad. Ha! 5 years spread even more germs and don't wash their hands enough. Or use Kleenex. And they pick their noses! EWWWWW! Well, there's lots of stuff going around right now. And I thought I had caught it. But I think I'm safe so far.

It all started about a month and a half ago, before I was back in the classroom. I had an awful sinus infection. I went to the doctor, got a few medicines and was on my way. It got a little better, but never went away. Then, a week into teaching, my body stopped fighting and it go worse. I called my old ENT back home and got more medicine. Something different. It helped a little, but it still wasn't gone. But the pain was minimal, so I dealt with it. Well, Wednesday, I started feeling awful. I was achy. I was whiney. My face was in pain. My eardrums felt like the were going to explode. I went to work that day b/c I was just in training. But my symptoms just got worse. So, I got a sub for Thursday and stayed home to rest and let my body fight off all the extra germs.

I was able to get in to see a new ENT out here. He looked around with a camera, attached to a tv...I so did not want to see inside my nose. Then sent me to the hospital to sit and wait forever get a CT scan.  I go back next week to find out the results.  I'm a little afraid he will want to do another surgery (I've already had 2 sinus surgeries).  But maybe not.  This is one time that I am truly grateful to have TriCare.  I've gone through this process before with regular insurance and it was awful.  I don't really care what he decides to do, I just want to feel better.  This sinus infection is driving me crazy!

Today I am feeling better though.  I was able to go to work.  Hopefully after a weekend of laying on the couch I will be all better.


Anonymous said...

I HATE sinus infections! I hope you feel better soon, and that they don't want to do surgery.

Steph said...

Yay for Tricare! Hope you feel better soon!

Mrs. Cullen said...

feel better!

*kimmie* said...

Feel better - and props for not barfing every time a child drools or has boogers, I couldn't do it! =)