Thursday, 10 November 2011

I should have known

Remember when I told you I was feeling a bit under the weather? Well, I should have known it was a precursor for what was to come. I should have realised a hint of a headache means a headache is coming. I should have known a cold is not just a cold anymore. I just... should have known!

I had a beer on Tuesday. Nothing strange about that at all. And normally they are fine. And this one was fine. But on Wednesday morning I woke up with a headache. Which was a bit annoying: can I not have a single beer anymore? However, the headache persisted and persisted and instead of just fading away, it seemed to be getting stronger. Until at about 9pm it clicked: it wasn't the beer. It's the sinusitis. Again!!

So, paracetamols in my bag and off to work I went this morning. A day filled with primary school children and noise. Fortunately they were all reasonably quiet after I told them to be quiet because I had a severe headache. One school actually whispered all the way home! But alas, the headache didn't abate. It actually got worse and worse. Until I realised that working tomorrow would be a pain (no pun intended). I phoned my boss who was able to change my shift. I should have done an all-day trip to Germany and back, I now have to drive high school kids to school and back. A lot better. (By the way, the colleague who took over my job is off tomorrow, because the whole trip was cancelled!)

I am feeling fine(ish) now. The headache has lessened somewhat, although I know that doesn't mean it's gone. My mum got me some steaming stuff (bowl of hot water, steaming stuff and a tea towel are involved in this) and nasal spray and fortunately I still have some paracetamol. Hopefully this episode will pass soon enough!

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  1. I'm surprised if it's gone already. Mine lasted for a week and a half, and truth be told, it ain't completely done yet. But if you didn't have chills too, perhaps it wasn't the same thing.

  2. Poor you. And to add insult to injury, the Germany trip got cancelled?
    Hang in there... things can only get better :-)

  3. So sorry about the headache. Glad your better now.

  4. Oh dear. Well, all the things I said on Facebook? Maybe you should skip the hot rum, if one beer gives you a headache.
    On the other hand, it might help with the sinusitis. But your mother's steamy stuff sounds better. And you don't need another mother, you already have one, so just ignore me.
    Luv, K

  5. My husband has just been going through all that -- especially the steamy stuff. It does seem to help. Hope you're doing better by now.


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