The tide is turning, and it’s headed right out my nose

I learned an important lesson last night. It was hard-won and therefore
I’m going to share it with you. If you have a serious sinus infection
and you take serious antibiotics long enough, there comes a point when
the snot loses its purchase in your face and decides to turn tail and
head for the exits. If you’re smart or lucky, this will happen during
the day, when you’re home on the couch with crappy action movies and
several boxes of Kleenex. I’m apparently neither smart or lucky. The
mass mucous exodus started at about 10 last night and lasted until about
3:30am this morning. It was an amazing technicolor display of reds,
oranges, greens, yellows and some clear viscous liquid I seem to
remember from many months ago as normal non-infected proto-boogies.

I spent a part of this time on the couch with a roll of toilet paper
(because I couldn’t find the Kleenex enclave) and the garbage can,
watching the rest of Ghost
World
, which I just didn’t get. The relationship between Enid and
Seymour was interesting, and Thora Birch was unendingly cute, but I just
didn’t get it. Maybe this is the snot talking, but I think maybe it only
works if you read the comic book the movie was based on (which I
didn’t). The rest of the night was spent watching re-reruns of the
Olympics on NBC and cursing my nose.

So, don’t ever ever ever get a sinus infection. And, if you do, go see a
doctor right away or else you’ll end up on the couch in the middle of
the night trying to figure out exactly how much snot your head is
holding and why it has to leave in such an unorderly fashion. I mean,
couldn’t it stand in line until I was ready to open the doors?

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