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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Karmic retribution

Karma sometimes moves swiftly and with purpose. Because I jokingly referred to House Beautiful editor-in-chief Stephen Drucker as "Schnozz," the universe saw fit to whap me with the bloodiest of bloody noses this morning.

Colorado's hay fever season started a couple of weeks ago, and I have been on Benadryl for the past two days. Combine allergy medication with a dry climate and you have a recipe for nasal disaster.

As I was driving LB to work, I blew my drippy nose and a few blood vessels in my nose said "We're gonna quit this bitch." Within seconds, my face looked like a "CSI" investigation scene. We rushed to the nearest hospital and I had my nasal passages cauterized.

It busted loose at noon and back we went. This time I left with what looked like a feminine hygiene product shoved up my left nostril. I am supposed to return in two days and have the thing removed. This should be a fabulous weekend!

23 comments:

The Zhush said...

OH NO! Feel better...I suffer from sinuses from hell, so I literally feel your pain!

ModFruGal said...

Holy shit...that sucks....feel better!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

oh god, I'm feeling for you!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I am laughing so hard right now trying to visualize what you just described as your weekend facial accessory!!!

If you want a little something to take your mind off it, I have something over my way that just may help!

Feel better soon.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

Oh, Raina!!! I am so sorry! That is the worst - the words cauterized and nasal passages should never show up in a sentence describing one's day.
Do you have a humidifier?!

my favorite and my best said...

damn dude. sorry.
i thought the pollen was bad here, which it is actually at a count over 5000...but at least we have some humidity. i think my nose would fall off otherwise.
get better. do you have a humidifier in your hizz? might help.

Robin said...

Yikes! Hope it was a one-time only event!

And yes lady, you need a humidifier, stat!

David said...

Oh Raina, so sorry. Hang out at home for the weekend, favorite foods and online shopping!

Real Estate Resuscitation said...

Oh wow! So sorry!!

Sharon

Jamie said...

My allergies right now are brutal as well. Sorry to hear about your unwanted weekend accessory!

Karena said...

Happens to me in the winter when it is soooo dry! Rest up and have a soothing at home weekend.

Karena
Art by Karena

Leigh said...

how awful!
feel better soon.
i love that you always see the funny side of things :)

Jon A said...

Get yourself a neti pot. I'd recoomend some kind of booster along with the salts, since the menthol and other ingredients make it at least more pleasant if not necessarily more effective. I use mine in the shower because it gets a boost from the hot moist air and reduces the possibility of making a mess.

As for your other issues, maybe you could adopt a kitten or something. Karma's a tricky thing to work through. :)

erin@designcrisis said...

Not good, lady. So sorry to hear about your trauma! Hope that you can remove the nose tampon soon.

girl said...

Get a huge pot, fill it with water, and let it boil all day. Every now and then go stand over it- the steam will help humidify the house and your face. And saline spray, up the nose, all summer long.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Been there. Not fun at all. I am so sorry. Hang in there, sweet.

lucitebox said...

Initially, I wanted to say "OH, NOES!" but that seemed insensitive. And I don't want to be because it sounds like a sucktacular situation!

I hope you are okay and that your weekend plans won't be thwarted just because of an unsightly nose tampon.

Marija said...

Holy crap. This happens to my kids - I somehow manage to avoid it - but it is the worst. Hardly a thing you can do about it, really. I hope this doesn't totally and completely ruin your weekend. Karma, shmarma. (although I totally do believe in karmsa...).

helen said...

Raina dear, if anyone can rock the nasal tampon it must surely be you. Think of the whimsical bunting opportunities you will be generating - self tie and all.

only a movie said...

Oh honey. Ouch. Ack.
Feel better soon. xo

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'm not going to say I told you so...

(I'm going to type it)

Designers' Brew said...

Oh hon, that is so awful... hope you are feeling better by now!

artluvr said...

Ouch. I'm so sorry about your nose. Lived in Saudi Arabia, and the dryness there made nosebleeds pretty common. I second the neti pot suggestion, but only after the membranes have healed.

Meanwhile, why are all humidifiers so ugly. Someone out there with design sense needs to come up with a humidifier that doesn't spoil the look of the entire room! I'll be your first customer!

Sue in RI