Monday, June 28, 2010


by Ben Small

Normally, I'd be writing a blog today, but somewhere between dry Arizona to humid Wisconsin, Revenge of the Sinus swelled my head. I should have realized the headaches building were impending sinus disasters, but like most folks I just assumed they were stress related. After all, I'd just driven over two thousand miles.

Nope. Not this time.

Little did I know my head was swelling.

(No cracks, please. My ears and eyes hurt,)

Three weeks of rain. My sinuses bloomed to intensive care status. I left the hospital three days ago.

So now the infection's dead, but I'm still light and sound sensitive and the pressure imbalance has reached my middle ear.I walk like a drunk, swaying to and fro.

Yeah, whole lotta fun being me right now.

So now I'll sign off and go back to bed. I'll rip off a new one for you next Monday.


Mark W. Danielson said...

Well, Ben, if it makes you feel any better, my first officer and I were exposed to something on the plane two weeks ago and we both immediately came down with sinus infections. I'm better, but it's hardly over. At least I get to fly every night this week . . . Get well.

Jean Henry Mead said...

I hope you get well soon, Ben. I have chronic sinusitis so I know what you're going through. Eat lots of fresh cherries, which does help as a preventative measure.

Anonymous said...

Ben, I didn't know sinuses could give you so much trouble. It sounds perfectly horrible. I hope you're feeling better by now. Pat

Beth Terrell said...

Ben, sounds awful. I hope you're up to par again soon. I miss your humor--and admire your dedication.