My Face Hurts (I Have a Sinus Infection) Poem

Laying here in the middle of the night

I cannot stop sweating as

My fever continues to climb.

My ears are so clogged and

They hurt to lay my head on the pillow.

I cannot breathe through my nose.

Of course, it too is stopped.

I think the antibiotics are starting to work.

I hope the antibiotics are starting to work.

All over my face are hot spots of pain.

Too bad I can't peel back the skin and

Scoop away those hot spots of pain.

Now I am freezing under three different quilts.

I am so miserable.

I hate this pain. Even more

I hate that I feel the need to complain.

My ears throb with every heartbeat.

I almost wish my eardrums to explode and

Let the nasty gunk out.

Wouldn't that be the beiginning of much needed relief?

My face hurts. It feels like it will break.

My eyes are heavy and almost ready to fall out.

I cannot swallow let alone speak words.

Did a sinus infection really disable me so?

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh me, dear Icbenefield, I've been there myself. Sinus infections are terrible and the pressure on one's face is very painful indeed. I always ask the doctor to just go ahead and give me a shot and steriod, which knocks it out right away, but the steroid will keep you awake and make you talk real fast for about two weeks, at least it does for me. Ha. But I feel better almost right away. I will pray for you. God bless and feel better soon, if it is indeed you are suffering with the sinus infection, as I know this may just be a poem (which I pray is the case). God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Faith, Thanks for reading and for such sweet comments. Yes, unfortunately, I do have a sinus infection. I didn't even think to ask the doctor for a shot of antibiotics. I can't take steroids. They make me into a crazy person my husband doesn't like to be around. I'm about a week out from the onset and it is getting some better. I had to get some better to be able to write my poem. Blessings to you.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I love the suggestion Faith gave ,to give relief of a sinus infection. I'll have to try that next time. I get these at least once a year and I'm down for at least a week. Great sense of humor in your poem.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Minnetonka, Thanks for reading. Glad you appreciated the humor.


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rick combe 4 years ago from USA

This is truely the work of a tortured artist, there is no doubt of the emotion expressed in this poem. Funny.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Rick, Thanks for reading and I'm glad I made you laugh.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Sinus infections are just as disabling as a broken leg, you can't really function. I felt your frustration in your poem and know the suffering that comes with the infection. See a doctor, drink lots of water and rest.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, thanks for stopping by. I saw a doctor 8 days ago and he gave me a massive dose of antibiotics to take for two weeks as well as eardrops. I am starting, just today, to feel somewhat better. Thanks for the well wishes. Blessings to you.

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