There! I've said it, "I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time!"
Three weeks may not seem like much, but in Leslie years, it feels like an eternity.
Two weeks ago, it was my asthma and allergies. (I'm happy to report that they're still under control. Most of the time.)
Last week, it was an ear and throat infection, along with horrible earaches that I wouldn't wish on anyone. (Not to mention fevers, chills and feeling just plain yucky!)
After finishing my meds, resting and letting Hubby, the kiddies and my suegra take care of me, I was hoping that would be the end of it all.
But it wasn't.
My ear still hurts. Only now, it hurts so much, that even my teeth were hurting. And the pain gets worse at night. Excruciating pain. I can't even lay down to sleep. Heck, I can't sleep at all! For someone who usually goes to sleep around midnight, being wide awake at 3 or 4 in the morning, is not my idea of fun, even if I do spend most of that time playing Farmville on Facebook.
Ear drops. Warm compresses. Over the counter pain medication. Nothing helped to ease the pain.
I started to think that maybe my Grandmother had been right all those years ago, when she said I would go deaf from listening to my 80's hair metal so loud. Or maybe...those urban legends are true, and I now have a bug living in my ear.
Sleep deprivation will do that to a person. That's one of the reasons I haven't blogged lately.
Talking to our dear friend Dr. Manny yesterday, I mentioned that my teeth and gums were starting to hurt too. Dr. Manny kindly offered to take an x-ray to see if wasn't my wisdom teeth that were bothering me. Sometimes, earaches are actually a result of another problem, such as a toothache.
After a quick check-up and x-ray, it was revealed that I have a cracked molar that's infected AND I'm going to need a root canal.
I couldn't be happier. Really! It's such a relief to know that my pain will be ending soon. Which means that I'll be getting some much needed sleep and rest soon. And I can get back to being the awesome wife, mom and blogger that we all know and love.