Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Getting a Large Chunk of Life Back, (I hope)

One of the large banes of my existence have been frequent and long lasting infections in my sinus. They come at least two times a year and last for at least a month. It is sometimes hard to function at all physically when I have these. Simple tasks can become monumental. Projects have to be abandoned for the duration. They are the major reason for the closing of the Gnostic Shop. They have kept chapel related remodeling and construction at a near stand-still. They make it difficult to conduct serious mental work. Things get put on hold and I just want them to go away, but it always takes weeks and weeks. I am in week four of the current one.

I even took my last job at what can only be described as a corporate cult in order to get this taken care of. The initial consultation I had indicated another source of the problem. It was wrong. They continued. A more potentially serious problem was found, which then became my focus. Yet the sinus thing kept going. And as I look back it has indirectly exacerbated the other.

So, sick to death of being sick to death for months out of the year. I went in and kept pushing until I got the missing piece of information that put the puzzle of symptoms together and convinced the Doctor to do the surgery. I am going in November Ninth for out-patient surgery to clear out a sinus. I truly hope this will clear up a major reoccurring difficulty, a major bane of my existence. Because, there will be plenty left, but I will be able to at least work on the others without more than a month-long illness striking me down at any time.


neosnoia said...

I just stumbled across your site while doing a google search on gnostic blogs. I'm a fellow Utahn.

I wish you well with your surgery and a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

You are and will be in my prayers, Brother...


Jordan Stratford+ said...

Sounds like you need your sinuses like you need a hole in the head.

Oh, wait...

Good luck and I'm glad to hear it's being dealt with. Health, brother.

Marsha+ said...

Father Troy+,

I shall put you on my pray intentions for mass this week.

Lots of love,


Joe Daher said...

I hope this is the solution that brings you most at ease.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Are you allowed to say 'large chunk' and 'sinus' in the same sentence/post?


Peace and Health to you

Ken in Calgary