Consultation meeting with an ENT specialist in 3 weeks. My 4th episode with an inflamed uvula. He was surprised when he first took a peek, he didn’t know what he was looking at so he got a camera thing to probe down my nasal cavity.
He couldn’t figure out what caused it cause there was no signs of infection, or an allergic reaction and it’s gradually getting worse after each episode. All 4 times within less than a year. They put me on 3 doses of steroids, Benadryl and antibiotics to calm it but nothing worked. I’m now on narcotics which is only slowly bringing it back to normal.
I’m actually scared at the amount of meds I’ve taken these past couple of days :(
“Aunty Ifeoma prayed for the university, for the lecturers and administration, for Nigeria, and finally, she prayed that we might find peace and laughter today … I looked up to seek out Jaja’s face, to see if he, too, was bewildered that Aunty Ifeoma and her family prayed for, of all things, laughter.” ~ Purple Hibiscus, p 126 - 127
Chosen to commemorate earning my MA in Multicultural and Transnational literature. The image was inspired by one of my favorite books in the program, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus.”