Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's been awhile...

Have you ever gone through a time in your life where once it's over, you look back and think, "Boy, I really could have done without going through that mess"?

That's where I'm at right now.

Or, more accurately, that's where I hope to be soon.

Almost two months ago, after my former doctor told me that what I had was "just a virus" and I'd just have to get over it, I went to my new doctor and found that I had a sinus infection, two ear infections, and bronchitis. After a round of antibiotics didn't seem to do the trick, they did blood tests, and put me on another, stronger, round of antibiotics. When that also did not do the trick, they did a CT scan and found that I have sinus polyps. I was referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist, who didn't think all my symptoms would be caused just by sinus polyps, and did further tests. After another blood test and an MRI, it was finally concluded last week that I have sinus polyps... and mono. Again. I had mono several years ago and was under the impression that meant I wouldn't get it again. Surprise. *sigh*

I'm finally, very slowly, starting to feel a little better, just really, really tired. I've only been able to work a couple hours at day at the most, but after threatening me with all kinds of disciplinary action for not working all the time (shame on me for being sick!), I was finally approved for medical leave at work. I got back to see the specialist in a couple weeks and will most likely be having sinus surgery sometime next month.

I'm ready to feel human again...

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