Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's My Turn

As a Mom, trips to the doctor are commonplace. If I'm not making appointments with the pediatrician for the kids, I'm scheduling appointments for my own Mom or reminding Dave to go in for his. It's not very often I look after my own care. In fact, I usually only go to the doctor if I'm pregnant or in need of antibiotics for a sinus infection.

But after years of dealing with ongoing sinus headaches and infections, I decided to see a specialist. In reality, it was probably overdue. I've used about every OTC and prescription medicine there is for sinus problems. But after my latest sinus infection a few weeks ago, I finally got sick of being sick and tired. As I told Dave, it's gone from being a medical issue to a quality of life issue. I hate being stuck in bed all day and missing out on time with the kids. With working full-time, I consider our family time precious. I can't lose that because of a sinus headache!

So, I'm going in tomorrow for a CT scan of my sinuses. For some reason, I find myself quite nervous about the whole thing. Luckily Dave will be able to go with me to lend support. I keep reminding myself that I've had three babies and epidurals with all three. If I can sit still long enough to have someone push a needle into a microscopic space in my spine while I'm having contractions, then I can deal with being still during a painless procedure. But of course, there's the "what if". What if they find something else wrong in the process of scanning my sinuses. I really shouldn't let my mind go there. But I have a tendency to do that. Dave always gets on me about worrying over things BEFORE I even have something to worry about.

Wish me luck!

6 comments:

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

Let us know how it goes. You will be in my prayers!

Bless you!

Mary Ellen (Carolina Momma) said...

Thanks Aimee!

Laura said...

Mary Ellen! I didn't know you had a blog! Yay!!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Okay, I was just about to write what Laura said (surprise) but WOW! MARY ELLEN! You sneaky blogger you. This makes me so happy! I miss you tons.

Maddy said...

Good luck with your test. I hope you feel better soon. I really enjoy your blog!

Mary Ellen (Carolina Momma) said...

Hey Laura & Megan! Miss you guys too. Thanks for visiting!

Thanks Maddy and thanks for visiting my blog!