Saturday, October 23, 2010

My First Ear Infection

I consider myself an intelligent person but sometimes I can be so dumb! Let me explain. On Thursday evening I went to the CVS Minute Clinic (love that place) and found out I have an ear infection. My first ear infection ever! My ear "issues" all started about 2 1/2 weeks ago while I was on vacation in CA. I blamed it on flying. When I got home it was still blocked and I could feel a lot of pressure. It was bothering me but I didn't really feel sick. This week there were days when I really didn't have much of an appetite and one day where I was so hot I couldn't stand it. Then there was the MS flare. Monday I was so fatigued but I blamed it on a busy weekend. So why w/ all these signs of actually being sick didn't I realize it???

I think that since I have so many days where I don't feel good (due to MS) I have just gotten use to it. So then when I'm getting sick and extra tired due to it I just think it is a bad MS day. After two years I'm still trying to learn and understand what my body is telling me. I try really hard to take good care of myself so that I don't get sick but obviously I will still get sick from time to time (especially since I work in a hospital)!

Trying to be more aware of what my body is telling me! Hopefully I will be on the mend soon and back to "normal" whatever that is!

2 comments:

  1. I hope the infection clears up quickly. I do a similar thing in not acknowledging or recognizing the signs of really coming down with something until it's full-blown. Hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Ear infections are nasty. I always get one after flying. I take a sinus pill before I fly now, and have not had an infection since.
    Take care and rest up. Feel better soon.
    Cheers,
    Karen

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