Wanna feel helpless? Try a nosebleed so bad you have clots coming down from your sinuses as big as . . . well you get the picture. That coupled with the fact that Libby isn’t familiar with Raleigh and depending on OnStar trying to find our way to Crabtree mall with our Aunt Doris. I felt so helpless for both of them as I was in the back seat with a bath towel over my pinched nose. Throw is running a red light and blaring horns and I would say it’s better than a roller coaster ride at Busch Gardens. We did get there finally. I hated having to leave Aunt Doris at Belks there. Like shopping while riding one of those fancy carts wouldn’t be a splendid idea. I still have to give moral support to Libby to get us out-of-town though Saturday evening traffic. . .during Christmas shopping time, no less. I felt so bad for Libby. I just couldn’t drive. We finally made it to the last major exit before I-95 and stopped at a Bojangles so Lib could get something to eat and let her racked nerves calm while I sat there until my nose stopped bleeding. The rest of the trip was uneventful, gladly so.
I apparently have a broken blood vessel in my right nostril which will need cauterizing. I’m going to my ENT doc tomorrow if I can get in. It bled some more this morning, but I’m being still and taking it easy. Although not having bled so much this morning, I’m figuring it would take more time than I want to wait for it to heal on its own. I’ve had some pretty bad sinus issues this past week which I believe precipitated this issue. My BP is pretty much where it always is, so I’ve discounted that. Ya’ll can still say I’m crazy, but I’ve not been sick until I took that flu shot. Sounds like a long shot, eh? But the head cold/sinus blockage, low-grade fever a couple of days right after tell me different. The nose bleeds are an extension of the sinus issue. To me, this as Spock would say, is logical to me. I know this can sound gross, but I’ve bled through at least three bath towels, napkins, toilet paper and paper towels. It started bleeding about thirty minutes before the show was over and I was put in a wheelchair and taken to the first aid unit headed by Rex Hospital staff. Great bunch of people. Very caring.