"Cough, sniff, sneeze, blow nose.....repeat" (Bing images)
On Monday, March 28th, I sat at the desk in class preparing to take my mid-term ~ for which I had spent the majority of Easter weekend studying for. One of the students was to give a presentation just prior to the exam, so I figured I would do a quick review while he was talking.....only he didn't prepare for the correct topic, so our prof. decided to go directly to the exam. Dolt. I immediately felt a surge of adrenaline, and a headache. I stumbled through the exam, barely able to see. One fill in the bland question completely eluded me, so as I usually do, I did eveything else and came back to it.....and finally decided on an answer, although it just didn't seem right.
So began the last two weeks of just feeling miserable. I was taking ibuprophen every day, just to get through it. Then I decided it must be allergies, as anyone with a nose seems to be suffering from an unusually tough allergy season....although I never take any allergy meds, and haven't had any serious problems since that 3 year period when we lived in Eugene, Oregon. (The mold, omg, the mold!). So on Wednesday I ran to Target at lunch and bought some Flonase. Which takes 3-5 days to truly be effective (damn it!). Finally by Thursday I decided I had a sinus infection and asked one of my Doc's to prescribe an antibiotic. Now, four days later, I am finally feeling better.
I never realized how awful sinus infections are, never having had one before. The low grade fever, the constant headaches from sinus pressure, a general feeling of crappiness.
On Monday the 4th of April, I had to skip class as one of my co-workers fell off a ladder over the weekend, and tore the ligaments out of her knee (she will need surgery), so I texted my Prof. to let her know, and asked about my exam ~ and found out that I ACED it, and had the highest grade in the class. You could have knocked me over with a feather. So, even though I felt like shit, it seems my brain can still churn out the answers....whew.