Snot, Go Away.
What is wrong with my body? I am still sick. It’s been almost a month.
It’s like a curse. I have five kids to care for and I feel like poo.
Still this same cold. I cannot get rid of it. I don’t have any infection symptoms–clear mucus, no fever. It’s just hanging on forever.
The cough went away, thank goodness. Then I had a sinus headache in my face for like two weeks. Now I have a very stuffy nose, I keep sneezing, and my throat is raw from drainage. It’s almost like horrible allergies now, but none of the allergy mediation I’ve taken does anything to help.
I’m going to my friend’s house today to try some essential oils from Young Living. She swears they are a magical cure. I’m a little skeptical, but what the heck…I’m desperate.
I’ve been using essential oils for a long time, but not the pure ones. Just the ones you buy at the grocery store or at Whole Foods. Just for aroma. They do help with cough, and with moods. They can perk you up. But my diffuser broke when we moved to the cabin and I’ve never replaced it.
I’ve been hesitant to explore this whole DoTerra and Young Living bandwagon simply because it seems to be a fad, and I hate fads. It’s also so expensive and I never have that much extra money. My friend is a distributor and she has reached some high level of status, so she’s got plenty of free samples I can try first.
I also have this horrible pain in my ribs. I think it’s from coughing too hard! It hurts so badly if I take a deep breath, sneeze, roll over, or when I’m carrying the baby, or if I move too suddenly. It’s under my left breast towards my side. Holy crap, talk about misery! I can’t sleep at night because every time I move I feel like I’m being stabbed.
I had a sneezing fit last night and I swear I blacked out a second from the blinding pain.
Tyler has asthma and is prone to lung problems. He swears this is a normal crappy thing that can happen from coughing way too hard. Google agrees. It’s kind of concerning. I hope it goes away soon.
I am so tired of feeling bad! I’ve been dragging myself around to swim lessons, chasing after the kids, and constantly cleaning and cleaning just to maintain a basic level of Not Nasty in my house while my head throbs and my nose pours snot. FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH.
Make it go awaaaaaaaay!
If the essential oils don’t work and I’m still miserable on Monday I guess I’ll go to the doctor. Maybe I have a sinus infection brewing in my face and I just haven’t gotten a fever. Is that possible? Taking antibiotics is the last thing I want to do, but neti pot and other things I normally try are doing nothing to rid me of this funk. Ugh.
We’re still planning on going to meet Kolya tomorrow. (Misha and Mariana’s friend who is also being hosted.)’
I’m really looking forward to meeting him. I hope I’m not too miserable and snotty. Blargh.