3.05.2008

Sick Zone

My formerly very pink eyes are starting to improve - -they are still goopy but somewhat less so which is encouraging. But my throat is still so sore. And my right ear is completely plugged up which makes me feel dizzy and off-balance all the time -- just goes to show the importance of the workings of the inner ear, I guess.

I'm trying to stay positive -- I'm not sick very often and this is minor in the big scheme of things. And I did hear (via the grapevine) that my little piano student whose 'grone-up best friend' I am is very sad that not only did I not see him last week, I won't be seeing him this week either. My theory though, is that friends don't give pinkeye to their other friends.

My biggest wish? That I could figure out how to get this dang right ear to drain! Sigh.

16 comments:

hoLLy said...

poor aubrey is having problems with her left ear. she can barely hear out of it. i took her to the doctor and is just full of fluid. can't really do a whole lot about it. shes on a good decongestant to keep the passageways dry so that it doesn't turn to an infection. i feel bad because i got irritated with her last week because i thought she wasn't listening, turns out, she couldn't hear me:( poor baby. mean mommy.

sorry you are still under the weather. i hope you are feeling better super soon!

Tiburon said...

Awww I hope you are feeling better soon. Good to know that friends don't give friends pinkeye. That is one I will have to keep in mind for sure :)

100 Percent Cottam said...

yeah, that sucks. hope it drains out here soon.

Natalie Scott said...

Dang, Jan, I hope you get some relief soon. I just want this sick season to END already!!!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Aaaargh! I hate when my ears are all messed up! There is nothing worse that being dizzy all of the time!

Jori said...

I hope you feel better soon! It sounds just miserable. If I lived closer I would make you a treat.

Shelley said...

I had that a month or so ago... nothing I tried really helped... But I tried ear drops, and when it started to hurt, I heated up a wet washcloth in a mug and put the opening around my ear. It helped with the pain quite a lot.
I hope yours goes away soon!

Christina said...

Sorry you're feeling yucky, Jan! I think you're a good friend for not sharing!

Sarah said...

You do realize you're breaking the rules? It's strictly forbidden to get sick like that. Now that you know, you need to get better quickly. You know...being a good example to others and all that. Love you!

Hayley said...

oh shoot. i hate pink eye. and ear infections. being sick stinks. i hope you're on the mend. jan, i love how you've always got a positive attitude, even when you're sick!!!

me, myself, and I said...

Gah. I hate it when being sick messes with your ear. Last September, I had a severe infection in both ears. Ask your doctor to put you on steroids and antibiotics if it doesn't clear up. (The information given in this comment is personal opinion only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed professional.)

Hacking it up said...

I hope you feel better soon! My right ear used to plug up every time I was pregnant...I wanted to jam a ball point pen through my ear drum...it drives you crazy!!! Take decongestants like candy...

Darleen said...

I hate being sick too! Have you tried garlic oil for your ear? Get better and remember to keep washing your hands.

Emily J. said...

Oh man I'm sooooo sorry you sooooo sick. I hope you get better soon. Disneyland looked like a blast!

Mia said...

Love that friends don't give friends pink eye! Glad you are starting to mend!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

I love the sign! Its almost as odd as my "Congestion" one. Did you want to "borrow" my Congestion sign??

Feel better!