Saturday, January 12, 2008

Advice Needed and Fun For Those Involved

What do my readers want me to discuss, I wondered...

Well, here's a fun one. I need your advice on something. Since I had that horrible virus thing, my right eyebrow has become really painful. It hurts at the point of the bone where the nose bit meets the top of the eye socket. It's mostly just an ache, but the pain sometimes spreads down my nose and up into my forehead. Does anyone know whether this could be something related to my sinuses?

It's a horrible painful feeling, that's for sure...

Ok, moving on...
Today we did our slightly uncool tradition of going into town, eating at Subway (I had a lovely sandwich of Thai sweet chilli chicken, red onion, chillis, sweet onion sauce, light mayonnaise, and a dash of hot chilli sauce. Messy but good.), then going to hang out at the museum.

Here are a few pictures from the museum.

This is one of the really weird displays from the Ancient Egypt section. It's sort of half sculpture and half painting. The actual thing makes your eyes go wobbly when you look at it for too long.

Stuffed house mice family. Awwwwww.

Now, here they're showing the Golden-Eyed Duck in the midst of a mating display. It just looks wrong to me. Mind you, there are a lot of weird looking birds. Matt spent most of his time in the bird gallery pointing and laughing.

Matt beside a recreation of a Giant Moa.

Graffiti I like near the museum.

Graffiti near the museum that, whilst I can appreciate the skill involved, creeps the hell out of me.

Next time on the blog - photodump!

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At 11:02 pm, Anonymous Accipiter said...

It sure sounds like an infection in the right ethmoidal sinus. That's the most likely thing. Typical treatment: oral antibiotics, possibly in a really horrid "banana" flavoured syrup.

Or instead of an actual infection one of those air pockets could just have become really sensitive to changes in air pressure for some reason, such as a blockage keeping one of the air cells from being able to equalise properly. If you've been really sick and snotty lately, the chance of that happening increases. In which case. . .you'll just have to wait for it to unplug (or you can go climb Mount Everest). Warmth will help, including things like hot showers and hot tea. I wouldn't recommend actually pouring warm water up your nose like some people seem to do, since if there is an infection then that can spread it to other sinuses.

Less likely things: that area is where several bone plates meet in your skull, so it could be an inflammation between the nasal bone, the nasal process of the superior maxillary bone, and/or the frontal bone. But since those tend to be all fused together, it's very unlikely.

A slightly more likely unlikely possibility is that you have an inflammation of some muscles. There isn't really any one muscle in that area, though, instead being several going every which way. So it could be that the (you'll love this name) right levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle is sore. But you'd probably be able to tell the difference between a sore muscle and a soreness deeper within your skull.

Or it could be that you have a nest of termites inhabiting your brain, and they're trying to bore a new tunnel out. The common tests for this are to closely observe your head in the Springtime to look for any winged termites emerging for their mating flight, or else to check your hats for aardvark signs.

Or it could be brain worms, or an implant.

At 11:09 pm, Blogger Mouse said...

It sounds sinusy to me, although I like Acci's suggestion about the termites...
I like hanging out in the museum too. :)

At 4:18 pm, Anonymous Accipiter said...

Termites can be blamed for just about anything, Madmouse. They're handy in that way.

And Boo: just wait until one day you walk by that graffiti with the two faces merged together, and it opens its eyes to watch you pass!!! ;-)

At 3:22 am, Blogger Tah said...

How am I supposed to follow Acci's comment?

But, yeah. It sounds like a sinus problem.

At 1:35 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

that last one: scary indeed...


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