Friday, February 08, 2008


So today is the first day in over three weeks that I feel somewhat human.
I still can bearly hear though.
what a strange feeling to hear everything in a muffled, underwaterish-kind of way.
So in the end I had a very severe sinus and ear infection.
Hopefully my hearing will return soon...otherwise I have to go and see an ear nose and throat specialist next week.
I'm hoping this will not be the case, and my ears will eventually go...pop! and I will be free of this most annoying buzzing in my ears.
But at least now I can breathe and I could actually taste today and even smell my shampoo for the first time in close to a month.
Yay! who knew smelling and tasting could be so so missed.
I seriously can't wait to eat something with flavour and texture.
So as a result of the "bacterial infection" sounds gross huh? I had a LOT of time to think.
Perhaps too much.
But I did realize how fragile the human body is and how really, there is nothing more important than your health.
I was on the right track eating really well, regular exercise-running, yoga & spin classes, positive mental attitude- over-all, constant hand washing to the point where my hands look as though I'm about 80 not 37 and a respectable amount of rest.
But still...sometimes there's no evading getting sick.
Enjoy each and every healthy day that's for sure.
I also realized who some of my true friends are.
I had calls from concerned friends and neighbours offering to help out.
Just knowing that there were people to help look after lulu when I wasn't physically able, meant so much.
One friend dropped off a jar of home-made turkey soup which was so appreciated.
It takes a village...that's for sure.
I also realized how much I have come to appreciate the thoughful comments and get well soon wishes from my fellow bloggers. was nice to hear from all six of you ;) and it did in fact make me feel better.
I also realized how incredibly sweet and nurturing my daughter is.
She was so good and quiet and I could tell she was so concerned for her mommy, softly stroking my cheek and passing me Kleenex. just wanting to help.
It's amazing how children know when they need to be quiet and low maintenance when they need to be.
Poor child needs to go into t.v. detox though...she has never watched so much television.
Nor have I.
I can now say that without a doubt that I really can't stand day time t.v.
Does Rachel Ray have the most annoying voice ever? could only stand to watch it for a few minutes.
I did watch a shit load of the biography channel which is at least tolerable.
what's more fun that learning all about Aaron Spelling, Sean Connery, Lisa Marie Presley, Perry Como, Al Capone, Patrick Swayze and Dana Plato.
Poor Dana Plato. who knew?
I also was glued to The health network...what's not to love about a show called "Life's most embarrassing Illnesses"?
And no day was complete with watching a bit of big daddy's favourite..The history Channel.
Cities of the underworld- beneath Vesuvius and Skeletons on the Sahara for a little "light entertainment".
I also managed to watch a bunch of free movies on the movie network.
do we have a kick ass cable package or what?
Thank- gd.
The Pursuit of Happiness was on yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised.
Love Will Smith and his son was terrific for a first time little actor.
A really nice movie with a really nice message.
Which for me being sick and feeling pretty dismal for several weeks in a row was a welcome message indeed.
Life really is a pursuit of happiness.
It just sucks when while in hot pursuit of it you can suffer some unfortunate little setbacks.
But ultimately you have to just get up, dust yourself off and realize that happiness is right there in front of you.


Gabriella said...

that is one fine looking snowman. Hope you're feeling better!

Ms. Porter said...

Glad you are on the mend. I can't even imagine sinus and ear infections at the same time...shudder. Enjoy your weekend, don't rush back too quickly.

Gabriella said...

Glad to read that things are getting better. It's funny but I find that when you're sick it gives you a whole new perspective on life and how you should be living it to the fullest. I know everytime I'm sick I usually resolve to do a few things differently when I get better. Have a great weekend!!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

That is a nice snowman!

Sickness is horrid, glad you're on the mend. I had a milder version of that sinus infection myself, so I can just barely imagine your suffering.

amanda said...

Isn't that the truth.

Glad to hear that you're finally feeling better. Have a good weekend... and be sure to indulge in something yummy, now that you can taste again.

kittenpie said...

Glad tyhings are looking up. We've been watcing way too much tv in the mornings, too. It's just taking me too long to get up! But they'll regroup, I'm sure. Kids are resilient that way, even if mine keeps getting hollered at to stop bouncing or elbowing me in the stomach. Oof.

Laural Dawn said...

Glad you feel better.
I had a similar infection before Christmas and it took 3 weeks for my ears to pop. The wonderful pharmacist at Shoppers gave me some stuff to put in my ears and rinse out with water - it worked when my prescription didn't.
Let me know if you want the name (I have to check it at home)
It was pretty humourous when my husband would clean out my ears every day!

kgirl said...

Glad you're feeling better.
We call the history channel The World War II channel, because well, I think our stupid name speaks for itself. The huz can't get enough.

I like Discovery Health as well; all the baby shows, all the forensic shows, all the crazy illness shows. A (morbid) voyeur's dream!

motherbumper said...

Get better, I really feel for you having gone through the same thing a few years back. You nailed it, you really appreciate your senses after something like this. Oh, and Rachel Ray gives me seizures.