The Nose Knows No Bounds

Wanna feel helpless?  Try a nosebleed so bad you have clots coming down from yourNose Bleed 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 toRex Hospital in Raleigh NC 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.

About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.