Another weekend has come and gone. This one started out quite a bit rocky for me, but fortunately all ended well. Thank goodness for modern medicine!
You may have seen my post on Instagram, but in case you didn’t, I’ll recap again here. I have been suffering from severe allergies for the last 18 days, and it kept getting worse and worse until Friday morning everything came to a head. I was so congested in my nose Friday morning that my ears and nose and throat started closing up and I started getting dizzy while driving J to school. Fortunately I was able to get him there safely and get myself to work safely, but just when I got to work, it became pretty much unbearable.
There was so much pressure and gunk in my head that every time I yawned, blew my nose, or swallowed (so pretty much every 30 seconds) it felt like there was a vacuum inside my head that was sucking my nose and throat closed. I could feel my eustachian tube closing in my left ear every few minutes (which causes the gunk to back up and not drain) and I could barely hear or breathe. It got so scary that I started crying which was a huge mistake, because that just made the pain and pressure even worse. It literally felt like I was drowning inside my own head. That’s the only way I know how to describe it to you. So. Scary. It was honestly just as scary (and way more uncomfortable) than any asthma attack I’ve ever had.
I started feeling super faint and my legs felt like jello since I wasn’t getting very much oxygen, so my supervisor drove me up to the acute care place up the street from our office as soon as it opened. The doc took one look at me when she came in my room, and said, “Oh honey, you look awful. Are you opposed to shots?” And I said, “No, please do whatever you have to do to make this stop. I’ll do anything right now!” So she shot me up with a steroid and then shot me up with an antibiotic. I swear to goodness, that steroid shot was like a gift straight from heaven above because it started to clear my head within 15 minutes. By the time I got back to work, I felt amazing and I’ve been mostly clear ever since. She gave me an oral steroid, an oral antibiotic, and Flonase (and told me to keep my emergency inhaler handy) until I can get to my allergist appointment on Wednesday.
So needless to say it was a pretty terrifying start to the weekend. And also, the moral of the story is – never ever wait for things to get this bad again until going to the doc!
So anyhoo, after I got my drugs I felt like a million bucks and I was able to finish out the day at work. Friday evening we kept things low-key at home. It was so warm and wonderful outside so we picked up Cracker Barrel veggies to bring home and then B and I enjoyed a glass of wine on the back porch while the kids played in the yard. We finished the evening with a couple of episodes of GG and we also watched Ed Sheeran on SNL from a few weeks ago. Love him.
Saturday morning I was feeling completely renewed after feeling like I had been in a fog for the last three weeks so I pretty much did all the things. And by all the things, I mean ALL. THE. THINGS. I made breakfast, made the beds, swept, mopped, vacuumed, dusted, cleaned the mirrors, cleaned the toilets, washed four loads of clothes, picked up clutter, kissed boo boos, helped put together Legos, and made lunch… all before 1 PM. Needless to say, our house is spotless and I’m loving every second.
We spent Saturday evening at church, and then we went to Longhorn with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and cousin who is in town from college (GO DAWGS!) for spring break. After dinner, we headed over to my grandmother’s house to celebrate my cousin because she won’t be able to come home for her birthday in a couple of weeks.
Sunday morning we were pretty lazy all morning because – spring forward – and we ended up staying in the bed until the new 9:00 AM. The kiddos watched cartoons and Livi wanted to snuggle in my lap on the couch, so I wasn’t about to say no to that.
The weather went from 75 and sunny on Saturday to 40 and cloudy on Sunday but we decided to venture out anyway since B’s mom didn’t cook. We had pizza at one of our favorite places, and then we headed downtown as the kiddos had requested ice cream at Kilwin’s. We, of course, had to stop by our favorite wall mural downtown to get some fun shots, and then we decided to go for a chilly walk on the river.
We ended the weekend with dinner at my parents’ house, and it was much needed since we didn’t go over there last week.
I hope you all have a fantastic week! Now that I have drugs, I know I will!! Hehe.