Patience

Hello, friends.

After a few weeks of feeling great, I have been hit with a pretty horrible head cold. Yesterday, I woke up with so much pressure in my head that I was worried it was a sign of infection from the brain surgery or the radiation procedures. I had a mild fever as well, so I went to emergency. (After both procedures, my doctors said that I should go to emergency if I had a fever, because it’s a sign of infection.) So, at 5:30am yesterday, I went to emergency. Six hours and several tests later, the doctors confirmed that I had a bad case of a sinus cold, which I guess is good news. So now I’m resting and drinking lots of fluids, blowing my nose and hoping this passes as quickly as possible. Patience. Patience. Patience.

In case you were wondering what a CT scan of a sinus cold looks like.

In case you were wondering what a CT scan of a sinus cold looks like.

Friends, I won’t lie, this sucks. But I suppose it’s also a reminder that people get sick sometimes with things that are not life-threatening, and that’s part of life too. And you just have to suck it up and get through it. My body has been through a lot this past year, and there is a part of me that is in awe of how it’s handling everything. It is worn down, but not broken, and it is doing it’s best to work through this horrible cold.

Take care of yourself, friends. I’ve heard that there is a bad virus is going around.

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About Naomi

Writing about health/wellness and motherhood at www.everybodyhearts.com and academia and research at www.tracingmemory.com
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6 Responses to Patience

  1. Estarisa Laye says:

    Refuah shelaymah, Naomi. Speedy recovery from this and from all of the things your body is going through. You are teaching us all about patience and appreciation. Thank you! Much love, Estarisa & Ron Laye

  2. dejawoo2 says:

    My grandmother, who you have to know was born in the 1800s, used to say that if you tie a red sock around your neck, it would cure a cold. I’m not sure about a sinus cold. I can’t see you tieing the sock around your nose but then again…..

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Your sinuses! Ohmyg. They look ANGRY. o.0

  4. Heard you’re going on an amazing vacation. That will be the best cure for all your ailments. Something nice to look forward to. Love Arlene

  5. jb says:

    Oh, Mexico
    It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low
    Moon’s so bright like to light up the night
    Make everything all right (even your sinuses).

    That’s the original version of the song, though few people know it. Hope you are feeling better sweet friend. Big hugs to you three.

  6. Sarah says:

    I hope you are feeling better! Thinking of you! XO

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