Yes, I have an announcement to make: this past Friday my nasal passages opened up! That means that for the first time in a couple weeks I could smell flowers...
Anyone know what these beauties are? I'm not super flower savvy...
But they are in bloom all over our yard and all over the neighborhood!
... and I can finally taste my food again!!! I have still been feeling a little cabin fever - and since I was finally feeling up to a little activity, we decided to walk to Bob's Burgers & Brew for dinner to celebrate (my nasal passages opening, yes, it is a BIG deal.) The Barkley location is only about 15 minutes from our house - and I was craving a burger - which doesn't happen very often.
Ross doesn't really want me to take pictures of him...
But I am so happy to be out of the house - and I loved the sun beating down on my back!
Bob's is the local version of your Applebee's or Chili's - appetizers, burgers, wraps, and BEER. One of my students from the time I served in AmeriCorps - her uncle owns this place, which I think is pretty cool. And I just had to get my favorite brew - Mac & Jack's African Amber. This is probably one of things I will miss the most when we leave the PNW.
Ross ordered the Western BBQ Burger with Jo Jo's.
And I got the Jalapeño chicken burger - boy was my mouth a burnin'! Jalapeños almost always give me the hiccups - and we had no water! Thankfully I have a husband who loves me and ran after some H2O. It was incredible to really taste all the flavors, the beautifully charbroiled chicken burger, the spicy and sweet sauce and the crispy Jo Jo's.
If any of you are curious, or if not I'm going to tell you anyway - I went to the ENT to see what was going on with my sinuses. A chronic sinus infection (I knew that) but besides the heavy regimen of antibiotics I'm also using a steroid nasal spray short term to open my nasal passages and help get the infection out. The steroids kinda freak me out... but I'm also pretty desperate to be healthy; if it helps in the recovery I suppose it is alright.
I am going back for a follow up in 3 weeks to see if there is anything else - and it looks like I have a deviated septum that might have to be surgically straightened. However, I've heard such mixed reviews about it - my Stepdad said it helped a lot, but my sister said she hasn't noticed much of a difference.
Have you or someone you know what this surgery? Did it help?