Beating Sinusitus

Sinusitis has been kicking my ass and making me crazy.

But I’m doing my best to hang in there. Or I was doing my best. Until my body said, I don’t think so, lady. And my ass was kicked down some more.

Box if Tissue Sinusitis


So, sinusitis. Upper respiratory whatever thing. It all sucks.

  • Sinus headache.
  • Face pain.
  • Puffy nose.
  • Nasty cough.
  • More headache.
  • Lots of tissues.
  • Phlegm. (one of my least favorite words)


  • Exhaustion.


When I first started feeling sick, I wanted my mommy. But then I remembered I’m the mommy.

Chicken Soup - Caldo de Pollo

Caldo de Pollo

So I sent Marco to the store for ingredients and I made my super special caldo de pollo (chicken soup).

And I felt better. For like a couple of hours.

But this was more than just a cold. This was a sneaky, burrowing, make itself at home, virus plus infection.

I called the dr for an appointment and was given this brand new service called a Phone Appointment. I talked to the dr, described my symptoms, through some lovely coughing effects, and boom, he sent my prescription over to the pharmacy and I didn’t even have to get out of my jammies. Marco went to pick it up for me. (And then back again because they didn’t give him everything.)

Now here I am days later, still sick. A teensy bit better, but I have zero energy.

I did nothing but rest all weekend because I can’t miss work anymore because of this stupid illness.

Days off should be for fun and stuff!

I’ll probably make some more soup, just for good measure. The last time I faced a bout with a sinus infection, the cough lasted for weeks on end.

What makes you feel better when you’re sick?  

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Cetta says:

    Going on week 4 here! Antibiotics, inhaler, rest…the cough has gotten worse so today I was given steroids and a prescription cough syrup. I have never had this kind of cough, even when I smoked. Who gets this sick in August, anyway?!

    I’m living on gingerale and tortilla chips and chicken soup, too. If I could sleep longer then an hour or two at a time, it’d help!

    I hope yours is gone soon! I’m commiserating on the other side of the country 🙂

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