Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sinus infection 1, day 72

I'm neck deep in my first sinus infection post surgery... my surgeon warned me they would probably be reoccuring this winter because of the movement of my upper jaw up into my sinus cavity or whatever... Ouch! It's still not very comfortable to sneeze or blow my nose (the pressure is freaky and I can feel the pressure expand in the front bones of my upper jaw behind my front teeth) and it's yucky. It's a really nasty one, too - I called my surgeon today but didn't get ahold of the office in time to get the prescription today. Hopefully tomorrow. I have no voice at all (great for being a teacher).

I don't know if I mentioned this, but it's weird - I have a "warning" button inside my body. For some reason, when I begin to overdo it, the bones behind my front teeth in my upper jaw start to throb. Once the throbbing starts, I have maybe a half hour to stop doing whatever I'm doing before the exhaustion becomes unbearable - however, this throbbing often starts during 5th period when I've got planning and time to breathe (and still have another period left, plus after school work). This week I ended up taking a nap at school because I was too tired to drive home. Whoa.

I'm freakishly puffy from the infection, exhausted beyond belief from school starting, and had my hair up in clips during school today so it looks funny now... but new pictures 'cause it's been a while. Freakisly puffy again, though. ARGH. And things were getting so cute. I look like a puffer fish.

Oh yeah!! 15 popsicle sticks now. Working on it, working on it, working on it, working on it. :)


High Maintenance Mouth said...

I feel your pain! I have my first sinus infection since surgery (I'm on day 86). I had stuffy/runny nose yesterday and woke up this morning with everything green. My nose and cheeks are sore and yes, blowing my nose is an uncomfortable experience. Are you having any trouble with your ears? My right ear is popping occasionally and on the few times I've actually blown my nose, the pressure seems to be building up in my ears. I have an appointment with my ENT next week, so maybe he'll have an answer for me. Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

Foxface said...

I beat you to it - had a sinus infection even BEFORE surgery (hope that means I get out of the post surgery one :P ) Keep the pictures coming! I'm very impressed with your blogging discipline. Gives me a very good idea of what to expect come November... Maybe you're not well enough to notice it much right now, but now the post-op swelling is mostly gone, the changes in your face are really visible. You're looking good! Love the new hair, too.

funkyrhodes said...

Wow, suffering through recovery AND a sinus infection? You win! I'm dreading getting sick after the surgery, but it seems to be inevitable. Hope you get better!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

What a great smile! And your teeth look fantastic! Keep up the great work. Sorry to hear about the sinus infection, though. Bummer. :(