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Why is it that every time I think this sinus infection is gone, it comes back again?

I'm not the best candidate for antibiotics. I'd been a little careless this last week or so -- I think I've missed a few doses. I got a refill before going to New York because I was almost-but-not-quite-cured, and wanted to make absolutely certain it was gone. I hope I haven't bred the uber-bug by forgetting to take both doses some days. You know the problem. If you take antibiotics but don't quite manage to kill off all the bacteria, the ones that survive are the hardy, resistent onces. Mini-Darwinism.


So I fell over go boom at 6 this evening, utterly exhausted, woke up at 9 and had dinner late, stayed up (barely) for two hours because with my GI problems I'm not allowed to lie down until 2 hours after eating, and then... sniffly, niagra falls, sore throat, bad tummy, feeling awful, and that anxiety attack of oh-gods-I'm-sick-and-I'm-by-myself-and-what-if-it-gets-bad?! that I get every single damned time I get sick now, because of that thing that happened to me two years ago that nearly killed me. It's a stupid panic reaction. But those nights were so awful, so awful, that I have an unreasoning fear of becoming physically helpless now.

I'll probably be fine in the morning, but I've had insomnia all night. Most annoying thing is I can't even seem to write, suddenly. I was feeling kinda down this week and the writing was helping a lot. Now it's not.

I tried to start bailing out the answering machine and got through ten messages. Meh.

I hate it when I flip from feeling fairly good about things to feeling like an utterly useless scum, and sick.

And in other news, LJ is being insane again: my friends page is only showing posts a day or two after they're posted, but if I go to "My LJ", the most current posts are there.



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Nov. 10th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
yea I don't know what's up with LJ they've been having issues since the power outage.

*huggles* chicken soup?
Nov. 10th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that's the trouble with antibiotics.

/Sends tea and broth your way.

About the friends page thing --I can see the most recent posts when I click on your "fiends" link here. Perhaps your browser is pulling from the cache rather than refreshing? That happens sometimes to me on frequently visited pages, even when my browser is trained to Never Do That.
Nov. 10th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)

(Oh, that's a cute typo.)

You could be onto something. Feh. I like Firefox!


This is me doing a grocery store run to stockpile medication, soup, tea, toilet paper, kleenex, and kitty litter in case I become too incapacitated to get out of the apartment by whatever this is.

I now believe it may NOT be the sinus infection returning (cross fingers) since I'm not getting sinus headaches from hell, but simply the flu/cold bug that's been circulating around. Incubation period from my across-country travels is just about right.

Bah. I actually took that gross-tasting "Airborne formula" vitamin C/whatsit prophylactic on the way out, but not on the way back. And two of my friend's kids seemed to be fighting a bug when I left.
Nov. 10th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Well, here's well-wishes to fight whatever it may be.

And I use Firefox too. Not sure about the Mac, but in PC world, hitting shift+plus clicking the link will make sure you get the most recent version. Or going to the page and hitting shift+refresh. I'm sure there's a Mac equivalent.
Nov. 10th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)

You're brilliant! Option-reload does the trick! Thank you.
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