Sick and Surgeries

Next week I’m having sinus surgery – septoplasty, turbinate reduction and endoscopic sinus surgery, which all sort of sounds like the same thing but I guess is not.

For years I’ve had the world’s worst sinuses – hyperbole much, sure – and without fail, any time a cold goes around, I end up with a sinus infection. The surgeon explained to me why this happens, but it’s gross and I’m probably the only person who really cares. I went back and forth about when to have this done, but I’ve put it off twice already and I think Scott will lose his marbles if he has to go through another cold season with me again. It’s not that I’m huge baby about it – I am like anyone who, when they get really sick, is not at their best. But it happens so frequently, and generally incapacitates me, that with a baby we just don’t have the luxury of being down a parent.

Again, single parents, I applaud you. APPLAUD. Come over to my house. I will make you chocolate chip cookies while someone else watches your kids.

I’m not nervous about the surgery, but it’s a rough recovery. And sort of disgusting. I’m taking off almost an entire week off of work, and not looking forward to a week’s worth of soups and soft foods, and two weeks of no working out. This is all coupled with the fact that I had dental surgery two weeks ago that put me out of commission for a week and THEN I managed to catch a gnarly cold this week.

In short, it has not been a good end-of-summer run for me and my health. Very little working out, lots of doctor visits and colds.

I’m still, however, losing weight and eating well, at least as well as one can when all she can have is soup and pudding. I’m combing Weight Watchers for soup ideas, but they all sort of vaguely remind me of sadness and self-loathing. These are not real problems, I know, but faced with days of limited eating options, I’d like to consume soup that isn’t out of a can and makes me happy.

This is all to say that I’ve been MIA because of all of the above, and I imagine I’ll be MIA for the next couple of weeks. I have lots to say about lots of stuff right now – and many draft posts to prove it! – but I can’t for the life of me devote any energy to finishing a thought.

Tumblr is really where I’m at these days as a result.

Thanks for hanging in there with me. More soon!