I’ve been a bit under the weather. – best.of.mind.body

I’ve been a bit under the weather.

I am sorry for the long over due post. I have been a bit under the weather, okay more like a lot under the weather. I had been doing a lot of traveling and long days at work and it finally caught up to me. Needless to say I finally went in to the doctors a week ago, getting the diagnoses of a double ear infection and sinus infection.

Have you ever had a sinus or ear infection?

Neither one of these are fun alone and definitely not voted as a great thing to experience together. I was excited to get some antibiotics to kick these infections out the door.  It took about five days to even remotely start feeling a little better, but I would say seven days to really start to feel like normal.

Ear infections are not that uncommon for me. I get them about twice a year and have since I was very young. I had the ear tubes as well when I was about a year old, but that didn’t help. Antibiotics of course helps, but still not something that is enjoyable to go through time and time again.

SINUS INFECTION: Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Healthy sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include: The common coldAllergic rhinitis, which is swelling of the lining of the nose, Small growths in the lining of the nose called nasal polyps, A deviated septum, which is a shift in the nasal cavity.

EAR INFECTION: An ear infection, or otitis media, is the most common cause of earaches. Ear infections occur when a cold, throat infection, or allergy attack causes fluid to become trapped in the middle ear. Although this condition is a frequent cause of infant distress and is often associated with children, it can also affect adults.

EAR TUBES: Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, pressure equalization tubes) are tiny, hollow cylinders, usually made of plastic or metal, that are surgically inserted into the eardrum. An ear tube creates an airway that ventilates the middle ear and prevents the accumulation of fluids behind the eardrum.

All in all I am on the mend! Thank you to all of you who have been sending me positive vibes and keeping me in your prayers.

I am sorry for being away for so long, but I am super excited about the up coming posts.

On another note while I have been trying to fight infections our sweet boy cut two more teeth (4 now) and another one that will cut any day now. Wow… 5 1/2 months old and will have 5 teeth soon. It all started on his bottom left side, in no time he’ll have a mouth full.


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