Christmas Sinus Infection -- The Gift I Didn't Ask For

by - Monday, December 31, 2018

I had big plans for my Christmas break. I was going to get in a couple of solid runs, a swim and some barre classes. I was also going to finish reading some of the books on my to-read pile. And I was generally going to try to pretend that the government wasn't shut down and I was still getting paid.


And then I got a sinus infection, and I spent the last half of my Christmas break curled up on the sofa in the fetal position knocking back over-the-counter meds to help deflate the pressure in my head.

So needless to say, my plan for an active break didn't exactly come to fruition.

I did still manage to get in the swim with my mom when I was home in PA. The Saturday before Christmas was the first time I'd been in a pool probably since the spring. I felt OK, and managed to finish a solid 2300 yards.

The next day my arms definitely felt like jello though.

Since the sinus infection really didn't crank up in intensity until a few days after Christmas, I did manage to enjoy most of the holiday fun. I was grateful for that.

My brother and sister-in-law hosted Christmas at their house and we had a good time eating way too much food, watching Home Alone and playing a bunch of games.

The day after Christmas, my mom and I went to see Mary Poppins Returns, which I thought was pretty cute. Emily Blunt was great as Mary Poppins, and Lin Manual Miranda is always excellent.

By Saturday, I thought I was feeling better, so I took a nice long walk, since we were graced with a sunny and warm day in DC. But on Sunday my pounding head made me regret that decision.

I slept most of the day yesterday, before watching the Eagles make it back into the playoffs.

I think this morning I'm starting to feel better for real. I still have a slight headache, but it's not as bad as before. I'm hoping that means I'll get to start 2019 feeling like myself again.

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