Did you notice the missing episode last week? No? Have no idea what’s going on? Check out all the earlier episodes here –
Pilot Episode ~ Episode 1 ~ Episode 2 ~ Episode 3 ~ Episode 4 ~ Episode 5 ~ Episode 6 ~ Episode 7 ~ Episode 8 ~ Episode 9 ~ Episode 10 ~ Episode 11 ~ Episode 12 ~ Episode 13 ~ Episode 14 ~ Episode 15 ~ Episode 16
Soooo…..last week I was getting my nasal cavities scraped and forgot to write episode 17 ahead of time then I went down with a sinus infection (which I’ll talk about below) and spent the next few days in bed. Basically comatose. Thankfully I’m out of bed and functioning normally (whatever the f*ck that is now days) so let’s hit play on this sucker.
It’s not Covid!
We landed back in Singapore on the 9th and had to subject ourselves to daily covid tests. (Plus the one we did before leaving Oz) These were self-administered (two of them supervised) for SEVEN DAYS!!
Just what I want to do. Shove something up my nose every day for a week. 🙄
By day three I was feeling a little raw and on day four my sinuses decided to revolt.
Yeah, imagine that when there were still days of testing ahead of me.
Honestly, if I hadn’t triggered a sinus infection it kind of wouldn’t have been all that bad.
Of course with multiple family members in Oz testing positive for Covid the week we came home I went into full freak out mode and fully expected every test to come out positive!
None of them did!
And having suffered from sinus infections a lot over the years I knew that’s what I had but the symptoms are similar….
Yep. Cue the freak out sessions.
Over tests. Over the invisible baseball bats beating my face 24/7. Over multiple checkup appointments this week.
It’s been a stressful week people.
I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.
Okay, fine. I DID curl up in a ball and cry.
Then to top it all off the infection moved to my upper airways and now I have a cough. And I coughed so hard last night I swear I’ve ripped every vital organ from their foundations!
That shit hurts!
Also, the sneezing and coughing are just plain annoying.
This is the first time I’ve been sick outside of having breast cancer since my diagnosis. It’s not nice. In fact I feel worse than I did when I had my operation. Bizarre really. But there you have it. I’m more sick now than when I had cancer.
Which makes the whole cancer thing even more surreal to me.
At times it’s like it never happened. But then I’ll get stinging under my armpit or fluid build up in my extremities or a huge bruise I have no idea how I got and I’ll be all oh f*ck! Has it spread? Did they miss something? Is it back?
It’s a vicious cycle of crazy inside my head.
Then throw in a sinus infection that has similar symptoms to Covid…..
You know, I’ve never been afraid of the crazy. I had four kids. That was some crazy shit right there. You’d think I’d be used to it. And I kind of am.
In the end (once I pushed some the crazy away) I canceled my dental appointment but kept my oncologist’s appointment.
I’ve hit the 3 month mark after radiation and while I’m still struggling with fatigue (which is improving!) everything else looks great!
The radiated area is almost completely normal, I still have a little darker pigment there but it’s slowly fading. I think. To be honest, I haven’t really been taking that much notice of it. Regardless, I don’t need to go back for another 6 months. Woot!
Although I do have something else going on that I’m not going to talk about yet. It’s something my surgeon will be looking at later this month. And he’s not concerned. So I won’t be. 🙂
I’ll just sit back and be relieved that I don’t have Covid.
Eileen AW says
You can’t seem to win, Rhian. I’ve had that same sinus infection/not covid as have both of my daughters. No fun!! You deserved to roll up into a ball. Right now look for silver linings and good things. One day at a time. Sending positive thoughts and healing vibes.
Zena Foster says
Bless you! You’ve certainly been in the wars of late, I’d firstly like to wish you a much better 2022 although it doesn’t seem to have started to greatly!! I’m sorry you’re feeling under the weather but when we’re down there’s always something that will come along and kick us.
I’m pleased that your boobs are behaving much better and in that area at least there is improvement.
It’s so good to hear from you, we missed you but I’m sure we are all here and fighting along side you!
Have a good week and stay safe xx