Alas, it just didn't work out for me today. I hate when that happens.
I woke up this morning still feeling a lot of the sinus pain I had felt last night. I actually had to put Chinese medicine on my forehead and cheeks just to fall asleep because it hurt so much. It probably doesn't help that we have just a ton of trees and the highway right outside our window, and we breathe that in every day. Unfortunately, my stomach wasn't feeling the greatest either, but I figured I'd be okay. My mom suggested I take Tylenol Sinus, which I usually avoid because I get side effects from EVERY medicine I take even if it's just over-the-counter. But I knew our pastor was starting his sermon series on 2 Corinthians, and I also didn't want to miss Sunday School so I pushed through it. That didn't work out for me in the long run though because the drowsiness I can handle (yes, I even get drowsy from that!), but the heart palpitations made me feel worse. I felt faint by the time we got to Chinatown, and I contemplated going home once we got out of the car.
I did have to sit for a while though, and I kept telling myself I'd feel better soon. Howard and I stayed for the morning service, but then I knew I had to go home afterwards. I couldn't last until possibly 3pm. Hubs had to actually work today, and he was going to go after Sunday School, but we had to alter the plan instead. Thankfully, I have such a patient husband who let me stop and sit down as often as I needed while we were walking to the ferry. We talked on the way because I wanted some distractions from how I was feeling, but I was fading fast.
Howard was going to actually take the ferry with me and then take it back to the city to go to work, but I told him I didn't want him to lose over an hour of time just commuting. He waited with me at the terminal, but I summoned the energy to finish the rest of the commute by myself.
After the ferry, I got on a bus. I did ask for a transfer, but when I got off the first bus, I didn't want to wait for the second one. I just needed to feel that with each minute that passed, I was getting closer to home. It ended up being a smart move because I walked a pretty good distance and got to the bus stop where I would have gotten off without the bus even passing by! Howard checked his app from work and said that it was far off, so I was really glad I just decided to take my time and walk.
Once I got home, I cooled off with a blast of AC, but then I turned it off because I knew it would exacerbate my sinus pressure. I was craving salt, so I had chicken noodle soup. It did help a lot, so I was probably lacking sodium in my system, which didn't help the low blood pressure feelings I was having. I konked out and took a nap and woke up when Howard was home for a while and just kept drinking. I'm sure I was partly dehydrated too since I never drink that much at once.
It felt like such a long day, but I'm so grateful that God sustained me to make it all the way home! Here's hoping that I'll feel better tomorrow!