Saturday, September 3, 2011

Couch Potato

The weather was so beautiful today that I just couldn't stand to be inside anymore! I know that this is a time in my life in which I'm supposed to be a couch potato, resting and recovering from my sinus surgery, but I get really antsy. I asked Ross to go on a walk with me to a park just a couple block away, and it felt wonderful to be out in the sun and moving. 

I even decided to go down the slide, which I somewhat regret, but we made a new friend! This is Stella and she is 4, she likes pink and enjoys, and showed me up on my sliding skills. 

Ross was hard to work sorting the colors to the shapes. 

And then we had a race - Ross had the blue car and I had the yellow car. I totally won, but it was a close race. 

Ross and I have been watching Arrested Development, which is fun, and while he's been at work I've watched the three Narnia movies. During Prince Caspian my friend Sarah joined me brought me a flourless chocolate cake! It was delicious! 

I'm starting to feel a lot better, and I've been decreasing the amount of painkillers I've been taking from every 4 hours to every 6. Still getting some bleeding, especially on the left side of my nose, but the swelling seems to be gone! I look normal again! Something that's really annoying is that the pressure from my glasses really starts to bother me after a while, but I get a headache from not wearing them... so then I just nap a lot. That seems to solve most problems. Although while I was napping today Ross was watching football, and apparently I started talking about a centaur when they were talking about a center (Too much Narnia?) 

I talked to my doctor on Thursday and he said that the pathology came back clear on my cysts (I thought it was a nasal polyp - but I think they're pretty much the same thing?) At any rate that means there wasn't anything cancerous in there, which is a relief, although I didn't really know they were checking for that. I think I am glad I didn't, it would have made me so much more anxious beforehand. 

And then to keep them from coming back, and to promote healthier sinuses in general, I'm using the NielMed Sinus Rinse. I have this off and on since high school, but only when I was sick and felt that I needed it. In reality I needed to use it everyday (and have been this year); it's a personal hygiene tool like brushing your teeth to prevent cavities, but it prevents sinus infections/allergies/asthma. 

T-minus 3 days until the splints come out! I can't wait! 

Hope you are all enjoying a fun Labor Day Weekend!!


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I'm so glad you are feeling better, dearest! I love Narnia. Those books were my best friends as a kid. Wish I coulda been there for your movie marathon. :)