Monday, November 21, 2005

November 21, 2005....Already....

Didn't this month just begin and now it's nearly over.

So it's Monday and I have the day off. Lots to do today. The first item on my agenda is to actually call my doctor's office and beg for an appointment. ( I owe them money and haven't paid in quite awhile). My ear is driving me crazy with it's constant "closing" on me and not being able to hear well. I'm not in any pain which is good, but there is pressure on it. Just looking down makes it worse. Every morning lately when I wake up my left ear is closed and never fully "pops" open all day. I know it's from my sinuses. I'm sooooooooooo stuffy all the time that it's becoming normal for me to not be able to breathe unless my mouth is hanging open. (talk about annoying.) I swear it's been worse since the sinus surgery I had in February of 2000. I had a cyst in my sinuses that needed to be removed and while they were in there, they scrapped the tissue of my sinus cavities. (gross to some I'm appologies...but this is my journal remember...hehehe). It was then that I discovered several allergies I have. In a discussion with my Mother the other day, we have figured that I've always had some sinus problems since I was a kid and we just never knew. I have had numerous ear infections over the years as well as strep throat. I used to have my mouth hanging open as a kid and even that is evedent in some earlier childhood photos. I'm positive now that it was because breathing was labored for me. My Mother said my Father always had sinus problems in the weather change from summer to winter. Well for me anymore it doesn't matter what the weather..I simple struggle to breathe. Don't ask me how something smells either. Most of the time I can't smell a thing. I have even stopped burning candles because of that. Guess this turned into more of a rant than writing down my busy schedule for the day...Lol.

I need to get over to Mother's so I can make a few phone calls for her that I didn't make on Friday. My head was pounding too bad then to be on the phone with the gas company.
Since the weather is decent today, I have to get the "dog yard" cleaned up too. That's always a joy....NOT.
It's time also to gas up the truck. That won't be such a chore since the gas price is down to $1.94 in most places today. I have a Giant Eagle advantage card for the local grocery store that gives me gas percentages. Today I have a 20 cent a gal off discount. Getting gas today for $1.74 is pretty good compared to how things have been around here. I have to take "advantage" of this .
I'm sure there is more on my agenda but seeing how I never make a written agenda, I'll end up forgetting to do something.

Better get up and get dressed and get started on my day. Though going back to bed sounds damn tempting to me.


Blogger Jenny said...

My friend works at Giant Eagle, and she's always reminding me to use my card, but I always forget!

And gas is $1.94?!?! I need some, too! Just perfect! :)

That's awful about your sinuses---could the heavy breathing be from asthma? Or just being stuffed up all of the time? I've been waking up with the "stuffies" for a few days now---always happens for me this time of year. But yeah, I'd beg the doctor, too ;)

10:03 AM  
Blogger Pirate said...

This bug is all over the place. Get well.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Earl said...

I hope it's sinuses.
Kim got this thing called Munnier's disease (sp). She can't hear all the time, and she gets dizzy spells.
If you get dizzy spells with this pay attention to it.
She loses low tones as opposed to high frequencies.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I hope your ear feels better fast!!

7:52 PM  
Blogger bbsgirl said...

Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I did infact get my doctor's appointment made. I go in one Wednesday at 9am. I'll be sure to post an update. I pray to God it's just from my sinuses. I can't stand the clock ticking on the wall tonight. My ear is so sensitive to the sounds right now. It's just pressure that I feel but it is beginning to ache some. I'm relieve that they will see me but afraid of what he'll find. I really do turn into a big sissy when I'm sick....I want My Bob...I need a snuggle bad.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I hope u feel better soon and goodluck at your dr's appt.

9:22 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

Do you mind if I borrow that advantage card?? Geesh, that's a really good price.
Have you tried burning the candle in your ear? Yeah, if you don't know what I'm talking about, I sound crazy, but you can get them at a GNC store. Once when I my ear was stopped up, some sweet hispanic lady that worked in the school cafeteria rolled up this paper real tight and put it in my ear and set it on fire....yes she did. Promise. Then she blows it out and the smoke draws from ear and opened it up somehow. I'd never do this myself, but just thought it was a funny story to share.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Rue said...

Hi there! Picked you up from Karen's journal.Going back to bed is just too easy some days...I agree

1:22 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Kathi - my mom does that. It's called "Coning" and it DOES open your ears up!! It sucks out all that nasty build up in there. It tickles, but it works.

4:23 PM  

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