Monday, November 23, 2009

My New Friend Polly

So, I've had these sinus issues going on for a couple of months now--stuffy nose, sneezing, headaches, breathing issues, etc. Last week, it moved in to my ears and now I'm walking around feeling like I have earmuffs on all the time. I've had sinus and ear problems my whole life (we're talking over a dozen surgeries in 12 years) and can deal with a snotty nose, but when it hits my ears I'm done.
I know what you're thinking, "Why didn't I go to the doctor?" Well, lets just say I'm a tad stubborn. #1 I hate the doctor and I especially hate taking medicine. #2 Everyone was telling me I should go and, being me, I stubbornly refused to just because they said so.
But now that I can't hear and have gotten really tired of saying "huh?" eighty times in a conversation, I've gone to the doctor. The diagnosis: Nasal Polyps.
Yes, that's right, Nasal Polyps. Not a sinus infection, not an ear infection, not anything remotely normal... NASAL FREAKING POLYPS! Who gets these??? Me, that's who. I call my mom to give her the doctor's report and she laughs and says, "Oh, you used to get those all the time." So apparently this is a recurring visitor.
So, world meet Polly the Polyp, but don't get too attached she will not being staying long thanks to my even newer friend Nasonex.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The stars at night are big and bright...

I am about embark on a new adventure--t minus 4 weeks. Due to the new regime at work, headed by (who I believe to be) the reincarnation of Hitler, I am leaving KC (the place that has been my home for 30 years), moving to Texas, and moving back in with my mother (TEMPORARILY!!). So, after months of urging from a friend (yes, Trish, that's you--you can stop twisting my arm) I have decided to start a blog to catalog the various random happenings in my world. I figured with this new start there is sure to be lots to tell over the next few months.

Stay tuned...