mike van winkle

September 18, 2005

Sinusitis sucks.

I had a hell of a week and toward the end, I started having just horrible toothaches….then headaches. Aspirins, Ibuprofen tablets, heating pads, etc just didn’t help. I didn’t sleep work a darn on Saturday, so I wound up sleeping literally all day…doped up on Benadryl. I thought I was ok, after that. My mouth and the right side of my face were tender, but that wasn’t too bad. After dinner I wound up with probably some of the worst pain in my life, other than the knee problem I had a few years back.

So, late on a Saturday night. One that had a full moon, usually one of the most busiest times. We headed to the ER to get me taken care of. Everything was bothering me. The lights, the sounds, smells, etc. I was not in a good mood. So we got in and in the back rather quickly.

Once in the room, I was hooked up to give some blood. Then they came back after that, with an IV….something I’ve never had. This held a nice little pain killer that, while it wasn’t the type that would knock your ass out. It took care of the pain quickly.

So after I finished a bag of that, we headed out of the ER at 2am heading to the all-night pharmacy, looking to fill the anti-biotics and painkillers I was given. So we got home and I got some decent sleep, but nothing to write home about.

I’m dealing with a bunch of stuff right now and this just made me calm down and do absolutely nothing today. Drugged up, sitting down, trying to just fight the pain and trying to center. Maybe this next week will be better….