GETTING BETTER?

I’ve now been on antibiotics for over 24 hours. This morning, I wasn’t sure at all if they were having any positive effect on my sinusitis. I was still slightly congested and I was still blowing some gnarly amounts of yellowish mucous out of my nose. I had some breakfast but wasn’t feeling all that great so I headed back to bed to get some rest.

To my surprise, I woke up and it was almost 4pm. I guess I was really tired. I got up but I was feeling even worse than this morning. I was quite dismayed to discover that as I was hoping the antibiotics would be working. Feeling hungry, I ate some food and drank lots of warm water to stay hydrated. About an hour later, I felt much better. I also noticed the congestion in my sinuses had abated considerably. While it’s still not 100% back to normal, I haven’t felt the need to blow my nose since this morning. This is quite the development since I’ve been rocketing mucous out of nose frequently for nearly three weeks now.

The only bit of bad news to report is that I think I have a very mild case of tonsillitis in my left tonsil. This is only the second time I’ve had it, the first being last summer where I had a very painful case of it. This instance of it is definitely annoying but nowhere as bad as last time. It sorta feels like a canker sore in the back of my mouth. There’s normally no pain as I go about my daily business. Drinking any kind of liquid, hot or cold, always eases any kind of sensitivity in the area. Eating is the only thing that flares up the pain. Eating any kind of soft food doesn’t cause any problems. I had a whole whack of tuna sashimi tonight for dinner, dipped in soy sauce and I was fine. Stuff that’s hard and has sharp edges though do cause a lot of pain. I had a potato chip yesterday and that was a bad, bad idea. Being on antibiotics will definitely help the tonsillitis go away much quicker.

In general, I think I’m finally seeing some improvement in my condition though I’m super frustrated I lost three weeks of my life to sinusitis. What a waste!

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