OK, folks, I’m about to go down a road I’ve never been down in my blog. It may be TMI for some of you…
For the record, I have never been pregnant. However, I have some apparent hormonal problems which may make it hard for me to get pregnant or stay pregnant in the future. I am working with a doctor to get this stuff evened out so that by the time B. and I are able to start trying to get pregnant, there won’t be any issues.
Today out of the blue, one of the women in my office-I’ll call her Jane- asked me to come into her office.
Jane told me she was concerned for me because of a conversation we had last week. I had had a TERRIBLE sinus infection. The kind that knocks you down on the sofa and you breathe through your mouth (with difficulty) for a week. The doctor didn’t just give me an antibiotic for the sinus infection, she also gave me a steroid (prednisone). I’m almost all better now but Jane remembered speaking about it.
Jane said that since I’m young, she figured I probably want to have children (duh). She told me that she had only one son, who was born when she was 36 (she’s about 70 now). After she had her son, she had several miscarriages. Each time she miscarried, she had a sinus infection. A terrible sinus infection, the kind I get about once every fall and once every spring. She told me “Miscarriages are terrible. I don’t want you to have to go through that.” I almost cried, but I was able to hold it together. Here is something that has been on my mind, one of my deepest fears, if you will. Jane knew, maybe not specifically, but she knew that I might need to know. She said all her life, into her mid-40’s when she had a tonsillectomy, she had this kind of sinus infections, but she never imagined that it would cause such a problem.
I hope that this never affects me, but I think that at least I can watch my sinus problems and try not to let things get to the infected stage. Maybe I can prevent this heartbreak.
Has anyone ever heard of a correlation between sinus infections and miscarriage?