I flew to Franklin, TN last Thursday for another John Lennon art show. Convinced my homeopathic and naturuapathic remedies would have me in the pink by the time my flight took off, I blew off LS's suggestion to have my doctor prescribe antibiotics just in case I got a respiratory infection from this hateful bug. "I'll be fine!". I laughed with certainty.
Ha ha. My laugh sounded like an emphysema victim on her last leg. Do sinus infections spread to your lungs?
There is nothing worse than blowing copious amounts of yuck from your nose in a packed airplane. People look at you like you're a Leper.
"Allergies", I mumbled to the woman on my left as the man on my right pulled his intrusive elbow away from the armrest. Dozens of wadded cocktail napkins later I contorted my body to rummage through my smaller carry on under the seat in front of me to retrieve a capsule of Advil Cold and Sinus and a few snorts of Nostrella.
What do you do when you have no choice but to ignore a raging respiratory infection and work a room packed with people from ten in the morning until ten at night? You decide to deal with it later, that's what. And you take drugs to abate symptoms long enough to finally collapse upon the hotel bed only to suffocate from nasal congestion in the middle of the night.
On my drive back from the airport yesterday I stopped at Walgreen's to buy more Advil cold and sinus and then called my doctor for a Z Pack. I had Randy pick it up so that by the time I was home, I could start my dosage. I'm not there yet, but I am beginning to feel like I may live to see another day.
How do people deal with repeated sinus infections? I am telling you I will never ever let myself get this close to an infection again. If I even think I am coming close to a sinus anything, I am calling my doctor and taking whatever I am prescribed. Maybe sinus infections are like poison oak, once you get a really bad one, you become immune.
On happier note, something really fantastic happened while at this show. I will tell you, it is a small world. You won't believe who I saw.... (next post)