Monday, August 18, 2008

THE LATEST...nose vacuuming, laryngitis and other fun stuff

Today is my 7 week anniversary for illness. Yeah! Yippee! Happy Anniversary to me...

After 5 antibiotics I am still fighting this infection. There have been many blessings in this journey, one of the main ones being my ENT (translation: the sick singer's best friend!) Dr. Chenault has been incredible. He is one of those doctors that wants you to be well as much as you want to be well. My checkup was Friday, and after looking in my nose he paused and stared at the floor, looking visibly disappointed, and said I was still sick with a nasty infection on my right side. Precious! I just wanted to hug him for taking this so seriously. Anyway, he extended my antibiotic (Leviquin, ugh, my tummy's enemy!) and said I am to return in 2 weeks. If I am still sick, he will do a culture, CAT scan and possibly a "procedure" afterwards (during which I will be asleep!).

Did I mention he vacuumed my nose? Not something I desire to experience ever again.
We are praying for complete healing in the next week, so as to avoid any "procedure," scan or anything else.

To add to the situation, this morning I woke up with no voice. And I mean NO voice. It turns out that having no voice as a singer can be a bit frustrating. (haha!) My kick-off for adult choir is tonight, and children's choir is next week...our new contemporary service (in which I am singing, Adam is leading) starts this Sunday. Not a good time to have no voice!

Would you please pray for complete healing? For my voice to return and my nose to clear?

I am well-aware that in the world of sickness this is no biggie...I have thanked God many times that my ailment is not serious. But it is lagging, and I am ready to return to normal life. :)
Thanks!

11 comments:

Jaime said...

We will be praying for healing! I too hate Levaquin for my tummy's sake. Latham had a horrible sinus infection/upper respiratory infection in June, after a culture we were finally able to treat it properly. It's frustrating when a "simple" sickness lasts soo long!

Katie said...

I LOVE DR. CHENAULT! His has been our family ENT since we moved to Houston in 1988. The only reason he didn't take my tonsils out is because he just doesn't do that surgery anymore. I am glad to know that you are in good human hands as well as Heavenly Father ones.

And, um, sickness, I'm not sure if you missed my previous memo-but I was serious. If I need to type it to you again (maybe in Spanish this time?) I will. Don't mess with me, or Dr. Chenault or Laura. Seriously.

Katie

A Konzelman said...

Bum! I had a sinus infection recently that lasted a couple of weeks, but no where near what you are experiencing. I had so much going on that had to do with singing and couldn't! It really stinks to have no voice - praying for healing! love ya - amanda

Rebecca said...

I will pray for your complete healing! I battled all that "stuff" a couple of years ago, so I empathize. Levaquin....Jim and I both were on that and no one bothered to tell us it can keep you awake and to only take it in the morning. On the second round of it, we did and slept better which helped us get well. I am super excited of how God is allowing Adam and you to do what you love in the new service!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!

Kim and Eric said...

Sad that you are still sick! Praying for complete healing for you and for you to be well as you kick off new things at church. Missing you a lot!

M&M said...

will be praying for you--and as you just saw with us--induction or not...God answers in just the right time! He knows your timing schedule...

Katie said...

You poor thing...7 weeks!! I know you are sick of being sick! I'll keep you in my prayers.

Amanda McMaster said...

Ok, so I want the sick details of what all nose vacuuming includes!!! And in a private email, what is this procedue we're talking about? Love you, ya sicko!

kelly 's a riot said...

hi friend!

sorry i've been gone a while from blogging world, but now we are
BACK (as you saw from our blog make-over:).

i will be praying for your voice. we miss you SO much!

kel

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