After more than a month of constant sneezing, wheezing and coughing up truly off-putting mucus and pleghm, coping with excruciating facial pain and losing my sense of smell along the way, I finally found out the reason why.
The ENT specialist at Damansara Specialist Centre whom I saw yesterday morning said I have one of most severe sinus infections he has ever seen, made worse by the nasal defect that I already have.
And to think that it all started with a simple cold. I only have myself to blame for not seeking treatment earlier.
Under normal circumstances, such cold would have cleared up within a week; that was the reason why I didn't pay much attention to it.
What I conveniently forgot was that with an existing nasal anomaly, a simple flu or any sneezing could lead to something a lot worse. Well, that's a painful lesson learnt.
Anyway, I am now on medication; God willing, this will clear up in no time. The good doctor said there should be improvements in a week, at least insofar as excessive mucus is concerned.
Last night, my sister Zaridah and her husband Radzi dropped by for a visit. Idah had just returned from Sarawak after sending her pregnant daughter-in-law back, to be with her family in Kuching for the delivery.
We are planning to travel to Kuching en masse just before Ramadan to welcome Idah's first grandchild into this big bad world.
The clan did it the last time when Zack got married and had to book a quarter of a hotel and rent a tour bus to fit everyone in....