Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day Two: Crises In My Sinuses

The cold continues.

Last night was marked by frequent awakenings to clear out my head, interspersed with a bizarre ongoing narrative about an earthquake-wrecked desalinization plant in a Japanese harbor that was, against all odds, continuing to perform.

I suppose it's a metaphor.

Between my sinuses and sore throat, I had to sleep sitting up. If I laid down, I could barely draw breath, though it took a few minutes to creep up. Not recommended.

P.S.: 100.6 temperature. Grrrrrrreat.

6 comments:

North said...

I've been in the same condition, RobertaX, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Nothing worse than the suffocation from plugged sinuses.

I hope everything clears up for you today.

Nathan said...

This must stop.

You must get well.

That is an order, little missy!

:)

Tango Juliet said...

Get well soon!

RobertSlaughter said...

The not-yet-ex wife used to be be prone to getting sinus infections at the drop of a hat. Once she went on antibiotics for 2 weeks, and within hours of stopping them, the yucky goos re-appeared. So, we tried an herbal experiment, and she'd been clear since.

Garlic tea. Take a clove of garlic, run it through a garlic press (the mashing is as important as the cutting), and add it a cup of piping hot water and let it steep until the water is drinkable; strain and consume. Add chamomile and/or honey to make palatable.

Keads said...

Get well! I am plagued with sinus stuff year round. Saline rinses helped more than anything.

Bette said...

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (http://ninjiom-hk.cwahi.net/) may be another solution to hoarse and sore throat. i know a lot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore or hoarse throat. Hope you are getting well soon!!!