|Took Smokey over for a visit.|
|A frame for my mother.|
No sooner had I gotten my mother settled than I came down with the sinus infection from hell. I've had minor sinus problems in the past, usually relieved by an over-the-counter medication. This was nothing like that! I felt crummy for a few days and then on Friday night it all seemed to settle on the left side of my face......giving a whole new meaning to "so ugly it hurts"! The bones in my face, the inside of my mouth, even my teeth hurt.. I was in pain all night and by 8:45AM of Saturday morning I was in line at the local urgent care facility. The doctor prescribed a Z-pack and prednisone but, even hitting it with that, it took 7-8 days to clear. There were days when I could only eat cold soup and the afternoons were spent in bed. I never knew sinuses could do that....and I hope I never experience it again.
Other than that, I've been getting back into my walking routine and connecting with friends. Our weather has been beautiful and it's wonderful to be able to enjoy it. Due to the sinus infection, I had to cancel lunch plans with Sharon, but we've reschedule for this week. Janeen and I will be having breakfast together tomorrow, and I hope to see Thea and Cheryl next week. There is also so much around the house that needs to be done.....and, as I told Janeen, I'm having a hard time focusing. I'm so accustomed to going from one wildfire to another, with no chance to plan or anticipate, that I find it's now difficult to tackle something that requires forethought and persistence. Once I've caught up with friends, I hope I can develop "a plan" to tackle some things around the house.
So, overall I feel much less stressed. The ideal scenario would be that my mother come to terms with her situation and make the most of each day.....but, to be honest, that isn't her nature and there isn't a lot I can do about it. I will be there for her in whatever way I can, but I am so thankful to have my own space again!
|A little pooch humor.|