Monday, January 28, 2008

Fun While It Lasted

For those of you who don't already know this, I am not the healthiest person in the world. I have a number of health issues that cause me to become ill quite often. My loyal readers will remember how miserable I was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. My girls were also sick during that time, but we were all healthy in time for Christmas.

Apparently, our healthy times are over. I was due to get sick, though. I can't remember the last time I went an entire month without so much as a cold. Sarah and Emily are also sick. We all seem to have come down with upper-respiratory infections. I am hoping and praying that Katie doesn't get sick, too. It's way more difficult to care for a sick baby when you are sick yourself.

I get sick like this quite often because of nasal issues that I need to have surgery for. I know I should just go ahead and have the surgery, but I am scared. For one thing, I have asthma and I am scared of being put out with general anesthesia. I am also scared of the painful recovery period after the surgery.

Then, there's the whole deviated septum issue. Part of my nasal problems involve my deviated septum. But I am afraid that if I have it have it fixed, the shape of my nose may change. You hear about people having surgery to fix a deviated septum only to end up with a completely different nose.

I know that a lot of people don't like their noses and would welcome a chance for a change. However, I am not one of those people. I have always been insecure about my looks, but the one feature I have always been happy with was my nose. I know it sounds weird, but I have even had people compliment me on my perfect nose. I would hate to have this surgery change the shape of my nose.

Oh, well. I guess I'll eventually have to bite the bullet and have the surgery. I just hope I don't come out of it looking different.

1 comment:

Betty said...

Sometimes we say things like "I'm going to get sick", you might now but because you have said it, it will happen. When you feel anything coming on, a sniffle, sore throat try taking Echinecea with Goldenseal and a vitamin C. They have this for children also, but you cannot take it every day, maybe once a week. Echinecea is like a natural antibiotic.