You've probably noticed that I've got down on my blogging, and it's because I've just been too sick. What I initially thought was going to be strep throat again turned out to be a sinus infection...or shall I say, assumed sinus infection, because the doctors haven't x-rayed my head to look for it, just treated me based on my symptoms. Which is fine and dandy considering I've had them before. BUT, I should be better. I'm on my second round of antibiotics, and I really don't feel much better. Yes, the fever's gone, but seriously, my ears hurt SO much. After some research, I've discovered that it's the tubes in my ears, reacting to the pressure in my sinuses. Basically, it's like I'm on an airplane which is taking off and taking off and taking off with no escape. I catch myself sitting at my desk and pulling at my ears like a little kid with an earache. Bah. Humbug.
Not all is bad though. My new job is going well. I'm still kind of bored, but more stuff will come. I'm co-facilitating two groups/classes next week, and I did my first solo intake on Friday. I have supervision Monday (yes, that's right, we actually meet with our supervisor on a regular basis, as a requirement). And, I get to take a workshop in June which work is paying for!! It's going to be SO much easier to get my continuing ed hours when work actually lets me take work time for it! Besides all that, my coworkers like Sushi, which just makes the whole world better for me!
EDIT: So, I tried the neti pot. Interesting, interesting, interesting. I'm not sure I did it for long enough on each side, but I'm going to try again tomorrow. Anything to get rid of the ear aches, and I'm all about the more natural and tried and true ways (as in, neti pots were used for hundreds of years before the invention of antibiotics).