February 5, 2018 7:39pm CST
I had scheduled a regular quarterly check up on my diabetes for today, since I had the day off. My numbers have been a little high for the last three months. It is possible I have an infection going on. I still cough some and that is concerning to my doctor. So, I am on a new antibiotic that should help, so I do not develop bronchitis. I also mentioned that I might have a dental infection, not sure, and she said it would be good for that as well. We talked about the fact that working in the school it is really common to have lots of illnesses and not feel well. Especially when we work closely with kids who are having issues long term. Reporting about my sister: Her appointment was in a different town, to see a dermatologist. She has had a sore place in her nose for a long time. Kind of like cartilage and it hurts, especially if she has to blow her nose a lot. She has seen an ear nose and throat doctor who really had nothing to offer her. That was two years ago. The long and short of things is that they decided to apply liquid nitrogen to the excessive tissue in her nose and hope that takes care of it. It burns and stings. They used a cotton swab to apply it rather than a pressurized canister of liquid nitrogen. I hope it does the trick for her. We were pleasantly surprised that they actually did something for her on her first visit. So those appointments were the major part of my day. I am glad to be home. Hubby is bowling. I will see you in the morning.
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• Marion, Kansas
This is a really bad year, in the schools and out. I am not sure what is wrong with me, I thought maybe indoor dust allergies, as I do not run a fever. However my blood glucose is not dropping and responding correctly to the things I do, so that and some pain, seems to indicate infection. I think schools need to have their ventilation systems steamed cleaned or something. We tend to pipe the germs through to everyone.
• United States
Oh gosh the procedure your sister has to have done inside her nose sounds awful. I would want to be out out for something like that. I hope the antibiotic clears up the infection for you. One good thing about being around sick kids a lot is after you have caught everything from the in a few years you should have built up a better resistance I was so sickly as a kid but by my teens I was rarely ever sick and same now. Every 2 or 3 years I get a sinus thing that turns to bronchitis then when it feels like I am breathing through a straw and think I might have pneumonia then I finally go to the doctor.
• Marion, Kansas
Okay @JolietJake. I just had a few moments of reading and thinking literally. First visualizing your dad as being a giant, and then imagining trophies strewn across the floor from room to room. I think it is close to bed time for me.