19 replies on “Worsening.”

  1. I can tell you are really sick; the cursing in your posts has gotten less and less from the first post about your illness until now.

    Seriously, have some more antibiotics. A lot more.

    And, if there are any other remedies available, might as well try them now. Anbody got a voodoo doll?

  2. Ouch. I am afraid to even post a comment as you have some seriously bad mojo right now. Being sick always sucks. My wife and I have a 20 month old little girl who is the light of our lives but man, I don’t call her Typhoid Sophia for nothing… I had my first experience with projectile vomiting about two months ago. I almost knocked myself out on the toilet tank if you know what I mean…

    Just take heart in the fact that it will end eventually. One way or another…

  3. Waldo I am seriously seriouly worried about you. If I didn’t live so far I would drive over and check on you myself. Been near dead birds recently? Seriously, do you have correct diagnoses?

    All the best and take good care of yourself.

  4. Dude, just get better. Take a nap, pump the vitamins, and don’t be afraid to call a doctor.

  5. I just woke up, which means I was sleeping. Yay.

    The doctor put me on antibiotics this morning. The sinus infection is being caused by the same thing as the pink eye — a secondary, opportunistic infection. That probably explains why I don’t feel any better now than I did last week; the flu may well be winding down, but this new infection has taken hold. He’s also put me on some nasal spray with some sort of mediciney goodness.

    Amber got me some Nyquil, and it knocked me right out. It was great to sleep, even if just for a bit.

    I can’t keep track of all of my medications anymore. Amber made up a chart that includes these three new drugs. But she took them away from me—she’s in charge now.

    It’s amazing to me that anybody can function with a sinus infection. I never understood how painful they are. It makes me want to jab a skewer into my cheek.

    Worst. Blog. Ever.

  6. Be careful of wild flights of fancy. Last time I had a terrible sinus infection I found myself, woozy and feverish, staring at my kitchen faucet and thinking to myself: “If I could only get a small hose attached, I could jam it up my nostril and clean the snot out in an all-powerful torrent of water. Then I will be well!” I got so far as to start rooting around under the sink for supplies before common sense (read: dizziness) took hold and I went back to watching Judge Judy and shivering. Blech.

  7. Waldo, my degree is in law, not medicine, but I’d suggest mass doses of Oprah, Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, and the daytime soaps. If that doesn’t work after a day or two, switch to Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity, on the radio.

    If those don’t promote a speedy recovery for a Lefty like you, I don’t know what will!

  8. Usually I don’t expend prayers on colds, but this sounds like it has gone beyond that, so I’ll offer one up for your recovery tonight.

  9. Waldo – we hope that you get better soon! Strength to Amber dealing with a sick spouse and hopefully not catching the bug. Fluids and sleep…well, I’m sure that you know the routine.

  10. “Up your nose with a rubber hose!”

    Mid-teen sinus issue flashback. I walked into the bathroom to dispose of the most recent wad tissue to find the TP roll empty as well as the box. The trashcan was overflowing like some kind of tibetain jenga mountain. At that point I was so sick of my nose that I put my then mad yoga skills to “good” use and actually managed to get my head in the sink so that it would pour right into my nose… and let it rip.

    In retrospect, it was a good thing that my nose was so clogged that the water just ran back out over my face. Still… the obituary would have been priceless.

    Hope you feel better. I’m pretty sure you are now way beyond any bug I’ve had.

  11. Hang in there. It will end I promise, even if you think it never will, or if you can’t imagine anything beyond the present instant of pain and discomfort.

    I am a veteran of many sinus headache/infections. They suck!! and they do end.

  12. Waldo when you are well (hopefully soon) can you update me on General Hospital, I havent been able to watch. J/K
    Feel better.

  13. Yeah, sinus infections suck. I had them recurrently from April 2004 to October 2005 when they finally figured out what the problem was and took my damn tonsils out. I was getting a new sinus infection like every 3 weeks — every time the antibiotics killed an old one, the lingering infection in my tonsils started a new one.

    You sound seriously miserable-gross-sick; get well soon.

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