So yesterday I started to get a sniffly nose. Not something that usually would bug me. But by evening time I was all clogged up, my throat was starting to hurt, I felt chilled even though I didn’t have a temp, and my body was aching on the right side. I’ve always been very impervious to colds and other such things, maybe catching one minor one a year. Maybe. Since my Crohn’s diagnosis I haven’t really been sick, and this couldn’t have come at a worse time as I have a lot on my plate right now. Last night I just couldn’t sleep. Add that to the fact that my son has had a bad ear infection and has woken up in pain 4 out of the last 5 nights, which means my sleep is interrupted, and I’m a hurting’ girl! I’m one that needs tons of sleep, so I’m guessing that the Crohn’s plus the lack of sleep plus a minor bug crept upon me to wreak havoc.
I’m doing what I can to make it all better. One of the main things is snorting a sea salt and water mixture up my nose. Might sound gross, but it’s something I learned when singing, and it really works. It helps to clear out the gunk in the back of my nasal passages, which is the worst part right now.
I sure hope I can sleep a full night tonight! We have a conference at my church the next two days, and I’m helping with it. 🙂
Oh, and this doesn’t seem like a flare or anything. My pain is not any worse and my other symptoms don’t seem out of normal, so I think it’s just a bug I caught.