Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a *snorfle*.

A happily unstressful end to the New Year here at CilleyGirl central.  That's not to say there was not year-end craziness at the work; we were just as busy as normal but a lot of things all came together to make this one of the easiest year-end deadlines I've managed.

Although right now there is an uptick in crazy in the office and I may have to get violent.

Okay, I'm back.  I had to beat a few people with a stick but we've closed the books on another successful year.  And I have the big stinky bonus check in the bank to show for it.

Anyhow.  Big changes coming for me.  A week from today I go in for sinus surgery.  I had a CT scan done earlier this month and turns out I have not only a deviated septum which the ENT thinks may just be the source of all the pain and pressure plus infection on the left side, I also have a big bone spur in my nose.  Which, okay.  So he'll remodel the inside of my nose to straight it out and make the sinus on the left a little wider to improve air flow (ideally preventing future infections) and take out any inflamed/infected tissue stuff while he's in there.  Like I'm a pumpkin.  I've been on prednisone for about two weeks (so that I could survive until the surgery) and today I started the pre-op antibiotics.

And hopefully that will be the last round of drugs I need for a long time.  Everyone is predicting this will be life changing for me, and I agree.  I'm already wishing I'd had it done years ago.  Once I can breathe again, I can get back to becoming healthy again.  One of my 2014 goals is to do one race a month.  This Saturday is the New Yearathon, put on by Uberthons, the same folks who handed out that awesome Halloween race medal I got this year.  The New Yearathon medal -all of their medals really - is just as nifty.  In February I'll do the Fanconi Anemia 5k, which was the first race I ever did when I started running in 2009.  March will see me taking on my fifth consecutive Shamrock 15k; they're promising the medal situation will not be a repeat of last year's clusterfuck.  I haven't decided on an April race yet - if you don't like Race for the Roses, which I don't, then the pickings are slim for Portland in April.  May however will be my third Portland Rock 'n Roll and where I'm hoping to finally get my half PR.

For other goals, I will continue to work on my physical health, such as going back to acupuncture, finding a new chiropractor, and consulting with a naturopath to determine if I had food allergies or sensitivities such as to wheat.  Without your health, you have nothing.

Happy new year to you all, and thanks for sticking with me through a lackluster year.  I'm looking forward to 2014!

The CilleyGirl

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