Sunday, January 21, 2018
Being Sick is a Bummer
After about a week, I was starting to feel better, and I was pumped! I thought I had kicked this little infection, and things were looking up. Soon, my lungs started to feel more junky and congested again, and I was feeling pretty miserable. Fast forward to January 3rd when I went to my CF clinic appointment, and my lung function had dropped significantly. Bring on 2 more weeks of antibiotics. That next week, I went to work one day, but I left feeling worse and completely drained. I made the choice to take the next 3 days off to rest and hide from all the germs running rampant in schools right now.
The extra rest helped a lot, and I started to feel more like myself. The next week, we ended up having 3 snow days, and I only had to teach 1 day. So again, there was a lot of resting and taking things easy. I have since finished up my antibiotics and had a follow up PFT. My lung function had gone up to 38% which was much better than a couple weeks before.
The problem is that I am still not back to 100% myself. I'm still working to dig myself out of this hole all because I caught a simple cold over a month ago. What seems like nothing to the average person, can be life threatening and serious to those of us who have other health issues to deal with. So I beg of you... if you are sick, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, whatever, please stay home and/or make every effort to stop the spread of your germs. I am terrified of catching the flu, and I am doing everything I can on my side of things to keep that from happening. Please do your part to help also!
Posted by Kayla English at 6:36 PM