I've been unbearably sick this week. 53 weeks now of sickness. I'm counting. Everyday I'm counting. I just feel like at some point I should be able to wake up and be like, "wow, I'm not struggling to function anymore!" you know? Maybe? I used to be able to fight off everything. Marlowe would bring home germs from daycare and I would maybe feel a bit crummy for half a day, but by the end of it, I'd be fine. Alex used to be sick all the time when he worked at the other restaurant and on (unnecessary) antibiotics all the time (cringe) and I wouldn't get it. Overall, I am getting better, but man my immune system got shook hard last year. I keep telling myself "15 months is the marking point, to get it better after all those drugs" maybe. hopefully.
I now have my first sinus infection in 9 years. NINE years. I literally had chronic sinus infections month after month year after year until I became vegan. After one month of being vegan and I never had a sinus infection again... until now. Not sure how or why. Just hoping its a one time fluke that never comes back. It's been just about a week on the couch now.... well, I started in the bedroom and moved myself to the couch three days ago--- more light, more air, less dog hair (maybe). Speaking of dog hair, I can't help but look at Jerry and think, "are you why this sinus infection is here? you came back and I got a sinus infection" But for real. I started getting it about three weeks ago, maybe a week after we got him back? Right before Mexico. I did all the tricks, neti pots, elderberry syrup, ginger garlic shots, oregano oil, mass amounts of fluid and vitamin C, and it subsided--- boogers gone. I came back from Mexico--- feeling slightly under the weather, but not terrible. But then I just started feeling worse until a full blown sinus infection came. Fever for the past 5 days, snot party all day long, my face hurts so much that I can't eat, all the good stuff.
Anyway, it's just a sinus infection, it will pass. And I'm not going to be stupid like I was in my college years and assume I need an antibiotic for it--- you don't, you really don't. I wish I had read the research then, but whatever, water under the bridge. I'm just going to keep moving forward--- like I have been doing. Thats all I can do. And hope that each day gets better, not just with the sinus infection, but with everything. If you need me, well, my phone is mostly not by my side, my computer has been off with the exception of the few hours that I tune out with something to watch (mostly stare at), I'm basically useless, but I'm here. The photo above is hardly accurate too, I'm mostly curled up on my side ;)
Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say hi, share whats going on, and tell you, I hope you guys have a wonderful week--- seriously, the best week ever, because, WHY NOT. I know if you're in the West Palm area, you or someone you know is probably sick--- which makes me really mad, cause what the hell is going on? EVERYONE around here is freaking sick, it's scary! But hopefully everyone is happy, living, and thriving.
Hopefully, I'll have more energy to get at my desk and edit photos later. I still have lots of photos from Tulum to share, a beautiful post on flower foraging, and a bunch of other things in draft that I can't remember right now. Happy monday, friends.
Drea on the couch.
ps. I know you guys sometimes ask me from time to time where I've purchased things or what location I'm at (you know, outside of the house, not on the couch), and I'm trying to do my absolutely best to link everything. You can usually find things linked in the post-- and I have started to try to geo-tag as well! Sometimes I forget or dont realize things, but I'm trying! The two pillows to the left (on the other couch) are currently on sale, here. The blue pillow is nena and co (I had a giveaway for them on my instagram a while back) The couch is not available anymore. And my pants are now about 5 years old-- and slowly wearing holes into the butt ;)