Six years ago my headaches were so bad I went to a neurologist, an allergist, an optometrist...no one could figure it out. I finally had a friend suggest an ENT -- maybe I had sinus problems? Yes. Six years ago I had surgery to clear out my sinuses and he promised I'd need surgery again five years later.
He was right.
I put it off because surgery is scary. I hate IVs. I hate recovering. And more than anything, I hate not being able to sleep or breathe. But headaches are worse.
So June 12th I went in.
My wait time before surgery was about two hours. All that time to contemplate mortality, my will, how Tod will go on as a single dad, will he even bathe those kids?
Compression stockings. So much for my painted nails and spray tan. I was looking good.
But looking even better after surgery. Note: For three days, my nose was packed with gauze. I couldn't breathe through it, eat, taste, or sleep. I was a lot of fun. Just ask my mom.
Tod filmed the doctor taking out the packings. Thanks honey. Please make that public just as soon as you can.
Final note: Ryan, be easy on me.
THANK YOU THANK YOU to my mom for coming out to help. She cleaned up, took the boys out, and even bought them water balloons and a blow up pool. She also endured two seasons of Sister Wives with me (FASCINATING!) then whipped out some sponge curlers for Ruby.
These brought back a lot of memories although all of mine were pink...
And while this looks like a baby from the 50s, Ruby and I both appreciated the effort and time taken.
And finally thanks to Tod who picked up the slack after my mom left. No heavy lifting for a couple weeks which meant he did a lot of this and I did a lot of laying on the couch.
Although now I'm breathing like a champ. Ahhhhhhhhh.