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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: The pessimist in me...

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The pessimist in me...

I hate going to the doctor... Who actually likes going?  But what I hate is that I'm Murphy's law Incarnate.  I'm a walking mess... I'm a medical marvel.

Case in point... I developed what I am told is bilateral ear infections with a sinus infection.  12 days and three antibiotics later, I'm still not better.  My doc referred me to a specialist thinking that they would put tubes in my ears or lance the ear drum or something.  I went in today... he told me that it wasn't really an ear infection, but pressure and fluid build up.  He looked in my sinuses and said, "they are cherry red" then seemed to be baffled that I don't have a sore throat, congestion or any other symptoms of being ill. I don't otherwise feel sick.  Just the head, face and ear pressure and pain.  He said the antibiotics should be working.  And so should everything else I'm taking... But it's not.  I'm not any better than I was yesterday or the day before or last week.  He said he was perplexed.  He ordered a CT scan.  He's going to call in a few days when he has time to review it and determine what is wrong.  He said I might have to see a neurologist.  He has no idea what's wrong with me or why I'm not getting better.  I hear neurologist and I hear bad news... It's tough to go to the doc and have them not know what's wrong... He has no idea how to make me better because he doesn't understand what's wrong... He threw out words like MRSA and antibiotic resistant bacteria... That also doesn't leave me with a very good feeling...

I'm generally a very optimistic person.  I've spent the last 12 days trusting the doctors that I would get better.  I even went to the ENT thinking he would have an answer and I would be back to work tomorrow...  And now, I'm feeling very down about life.  I'm feeling very frustrated and scared about what might be wrong.  Why am I not getting better?  I spent the last week thinking it was an ear infection and that I would be better soon... And now, I'm being told that that doesn't seem to be it.  So what is it?  What is wrong?

The pessimist in me, though she is very small and has a faint voice, is now fearing the worst... 

1 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Mask said...

Erin~
I am so sorry that you are still not feeling well. I pray that the Dr.s can come up with something quick for you. AND don't be a pessimist!!!!! You can't be sick, sick.....you have two babies and a hubby to take care of, Lord knows they can't take care of themselves, lol. Get well lady, well wishes!

March 9, 2011 at 4:45 AM  

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