So I have this horrible viral something-something that keeps producing exciting new symptoms every day. I was okay with the laryngitis, I could handle blowing my nose hundreds of times a day (as long as I had petroleum jelly handy), I could deal with the sore throat and the cough. Then I woke up this morning with every sinus feeling as though someone had tried to inflate my head with a bicycle pump.
When I say my head ached, I mean every part of my entire head had pain lancing through it, including my eyes. It made me understand why someone might consider trephination.
I chose to forego drilling a hole in my skull in favor of making a doctor's appointment. Two Tylenol Cold capsules plus two Advils cranked the pain down enough that I could see to drive. My doctor took one look at me and said, "Well, I see you have the crud that's going around."
Not very scientific, but she had a point. I didn't expect her to be able to do very much for me, but I figured she could at least give me something to relieve the pressure in my head.
Within about an hour, I was back home with some heavy-duty prescription medication, almost every chicken-oriented variety of Progresso soup available, and a Starbucks cafe mocha ('cause the pharmacy is right next to the Starbucks stand at my grocery store).
Now that I'm all dosed up and fed, I figured it was time to do my daily NaBloPoMo duty.
I don't think I'll do more individual posts about my trip, so check out my photos on Flickr. View them individually to see my comments. I'll put more up once I've developed the ones from the waterproof disposable camera and gotten my sister's photos.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday. I think I'll take a nap now.