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.


  1. I can't believe you named it Polly. I am more stubborn than you about doctors. I walk like Grandpa Martin whenever I stand up and have yet to consult with an ortho. Oh well. And we're only 30. Its just going to get worse. I'm crabby. I'm going to bed early.

  2. I NAMED IT POLLY!! Give me credit knockerpants sola!!!