What is “sig,” you ask? When you have such bad sinus problems, you cant really pronounce “sick.” So, in our home, we call it “sig.” And that is exactly what I am right now.
People at work have been passing around a cold, and though I don’t think I have a cold (denial,) I have major congestion! I am fortunate enough not to get sinus headaches, but when my sinuses are clogged, my ears feel like they are clogged. They feel like I am in an airplane or on a high mountain and need to pop them, but cant. The pressure is horrendous, and it makes me feel as though I’m in a daze.
With my sinuses completely clogged, I have a really hard time breathing. I am NOT a mouth-breather. It’s times like these that I realize how much I breathe through my nose. Also, when I have a hard time breathing, I get a little paranoid. Even though it was over a year and a half ago that I had severe H1N1, that hospital stay and recovery are not things I want to go through again. Nor do I want to put my family though that again.
I have given in and took a decongestant for the past couple of days, which helps for a little while. If things get worse, I promise to go to the doctor. Otherwise, I think I’ll just suffer through it as I always do.