Almost a year ago I wrote a blog about how antibiotics saved my life. I had been sick for well over two months and I just wasn't getting any better. The antibiotics also proved to be a huge character in that story as one set sent me into quite the tailspin. Fast forward to this March 2014 and I am almost exactly in the same boat. In December I found myself going from the common cold to a full blown sinus infection in less then three days. I made the trek to see my ear, nose and throat doctor who of course placed me on antibiotics and steroids. I was diligent about taking my prescription although I recognized that the steroids were actually unnecessary. I was healthy for all but about a week after my antibiotics finished when once again I found myself congested and having pressure around my ears. Back again I went to the doctor who prescribed different antibiotics and said that if I got another sinus infection it might be time for surgery. Now this is where I stopped and said to myself NO. For you see last year I remember quite clearly from the little MRI scan I had done that my sinus passageways were average. There really wasn't any explanation as to why I kept having problems and surgery really wasn't warranted. And from what I hear the surgery is incredibly painful and rarely works.
Oh and that neti pot? I am going to send it back. That darn thing that some people swear by is so awkward and silly. I can use the bottle way easier and get more accuracy with what I am doing.