My September didn’t quite start right coz I was sick the first Monday of the month. There was something in my throat that’s making me uncomfortable coupled with fever. Kris had to bring me to the hospital so we wouldn’t speculate on what it is. My CBC (blood) test said it was only systemic viral illness and I only need to rest and take Paracetamol. So that sounded very easy, right. But since we don’t have house help, Kris had to take two days leave to take care of me and attend to Isaiah’s needs.
One thing led to another. That viral illness led to cough and colds. My mom-in-law was so thoughtful to check on me and send me vitamins and other supplements. She wanted to make sure I’d be up and about because we’re set to travel the following month. The thing was, I lost my sense of smell and taste for a week after that and it was the first time it happened. I was worried and frustrated that I can’t enjoy food and was not able to cook. The world suddenly tasted so bland. Until we went to my mom-in-law’s brother who is an Ears-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist.
It was dreadful. But I knew that I have to face it once and for all – nasal suction. It was a painful procedure but it was a real relief. The next day after that, I had my senses back. Though this morning, when I woke up, I kind’a lost it again but it came back after I blew my nose. Dr. Caparas told me to go back after a week if I’m still feeling the same. But you know, it’s something I’m really not looking forward to. It upsets me that my senses aren’t stable yet. The good thing is, I learned to prioritize what I needed to do. Funny was when I remember Isaiah saying that the bug shield lotion I was putting on him smells so good. So I made sure I smelled that when I’m able. 😀
Writing this whole thing makes me realized how helpless I was this September. But one thing it really taught me is that I have to take care of my health and never take it for granted. Plus of course, I was thankful that God made us able to smell and taste. Otherwise, everything else will be so dull and it was really stodgy.