He said I have a very inflamed nose. He determined this by sticking this long black stick up my nose and then looking through a camera at the other end. When I first saw the stick it looked like some form of torture, but in reality it didn't hurt as much as I anticipated. I kind of thought it was a piece of cake until he told me that he couldn't get the tube in far enough because of the swelling...yikes! So he ordered a bunch of meds to reduce the swelling and then I go back in three weeks, so he can explore my sinus cavities, the higher regions of my nasal passages, and who knows what else. I am thrilled at the prospect :(
One of the drugs he ordered to clear the inflammation is Prednisone...for three weeks, starting with 40mg a day for a week. I have a love/ hate relationship with Pred. It makes my aching joints feel wonderful. My neck no longer hurts and my knees don't complain as I walk along. I have energy, too much energy. I can't sleep and I become a cleaning machine. There is no job I will not tackle...clean the oven, clean out the frig, clean closets and drawers, organize EVERYTHING...but my house could use it so I guess this all goes under the love part.
Now for the hate part. I can't sleep.. It wires me. I am always hungry and therefore always eating. It is a shaky "get something in your mouth right now" kind of hunger. It isn't pretty. Neither are the pounds I gain while on Pred. It makes me grouchy........or maybe grouchier. Well, sometimes I just feel like my skin is going to come off...that's a little unnerving. I have a bead show in 6 weeks, if I remember correctly it messes with my creativity too and I haven't seen the beadfairy for over three months now. Things aren't looking too good for me are they? BUT if I get my smeller back, It will be worth it.