Yesterday was brutal.
First, Grandmama is still mending. She’s past the infectious phase and in the recovery phase. It’s still very hard for her. She just has a difficult time keeping her oxygen levels up. It’s quite concerning, but the doctor assures us that she’ll improve.
Yesterday was so bad for me. I am ever more grateful that I get to wake up in the morning. This year has really taught me that we have no guarantees in life, so I have a renewed sense of gratitude for each sunrise. Even so, yesterday was excruciating as far as my level of sinus pain and congestion. I’ve been quite worried about how my eardrums are going to hold up to this. My eyeballs hurt, my teeth hurt, I think even my hair hurt. Still, I feel like I’ve had it a lot easier than many people who have had COVID.
I’m still taking as much vitamin C as my body with tolerate, as well as zinc, and whatever all the other things are that I’ve mentioned in other posts. Yesterday I also added in colloidal silver gargles and put it in the saline solution I use for nasal irrigation. My mouth and throat are feeling much better, so hopefully that’s helping.
But, ohhh the sinus pressure! I finally decided to take Mucinex and Excedrin and that has given me enough relief to keep going with all the rest. Today is much more bearable. I feel like the nasal irrigation is working a little better now that my sinuses are loosening up a bit, and the caffeine in the Excedrin also seems to help loosen things along with the anti-inflammatory effect of the aspirin in it.
Hot beverages – chicken broth, herbal tea – those have also helped.
Cold beverages – frozen smoothies, ice water – those have also helped.
I think I will win this war if I maintain my vigilance. It’s not easy, but I am so grateful for the tools I have.
Thank you for all your prayers, and thank you to my neighbors and family who have run errands for us during this time while we can’t. You are angels. 😇😇😇
Sounds like you have some healthy habits going. I have had to learn about all that, too, as I have had horrible sinuses most of my life. I even has d sinus surgery about 20 years ago, but still kept having infections – on average 5 a year.
Have you ever tried probiotics? I added them to my regimen last year, and for the first time in my life, I’ve gone a YEAR now without a sinus infection. I mentioned it to my doctor and laughingly told her that I took the bait when the infomercial said 70% of the immune system is in the gut. My doctor said, “Oh, that’s true!” Wish I’d known about the immunity benefits of probiotics 50 years ago!