My sinuses have been up and down over the last two years. The past year has been ok, with a few minor problems here and there. Although, stuff up there has never really ever felt great. The past six weeks have been a challenge. Headaches, fatigue, and not really being able to breath through my nose...the doctors and I have decided to try IV antibiotics. I go in Monday for a PICC. This will be my first PICC, so I am pretty nervous. I have no idea what to expect, but I know I don't handle intrusive, foreign objects poking me very well. I have requested some form of sedation, so I hope that will help. Even if it just keeps me calm and from freaking out. Its not so much the pain I am afraid of, its the idea of tubing moving around in my vein...it creeps me out.
This is a milestone in a way. On the one hand, I know I am lucky to have never had a PICC before at 32 years old. On the other hand, I worry that needing IV antibiotics is a sign that my health is declining. However, I have felt I needed this form of treatment two years ago when I was on disability because my sinuses hurt so much on a daily basis. If this is the treatment I need and it actually helps my sinuses and frees me from all of the pain, then this treatment will only make me healthier than ever!