Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I constantly thank God for modern medicine.

Sure, I thank God for it when, ya know, I get staph meningitis and doctors do brain surgery, take out my shunt, pump me full of kinda dangerous high-power antibiotics, put in a new shunt, and pump in some more of those antibiotics to bring me back to normal with literally not one lasting side effect.

But also, I thank God for it when a shot of steroids, some steroid pills, and an antibiotic can make a huge difference in my breathing in just 24 hours.

I can already tell I'm getting better today.  I had to go back to the infirmary because they wanted to check my lung capacity again.  There's this thing called a Peak Flow test, where you breathe really hard and fast into this tube and it pushes this little piece of plastic up.  The better/harder you breathe, the higher it goes.  Yesterday, my breathing was really bad.  Bad enough that this guy wanted to send me to the hospital. Now, granted he's not the sharpest tool in the shed (and I have had a lot of experience with him), but still.  My Peak Flow numbers were almost back to my average.  So yay for that.

Dr. Steegar let me suck on my cough drops in French, which was a big help.  Usually he doesn't want us having gum or anything in our mouths because, well, it's kinda hard to speak French properly like that.

I can definitely tell I'm sick, though, because all I want to do is sleep.  And that is not possible.  This week is so crazy with assignments.  But I am SO thankful that this week is crazy because that means that next is NOT crazy.  Looking at what my professors have planned for next week, the only big thing I'm missing is my Econ test, and I've already talked to Dr. Steckbeck and he's totally okay with me making it up the next week.  And those nifty little syllabi that professors give out let me know what reading I'll miss and I can catch up on that.  Everything is really working out.

Can you tell I'm excited? :)

1 comment:

  1. Those nifty little syllabi are pretty awesome, and yet a surprisingly large portion of the college population probably never looks at a single syllabus besides the first day of class, lol!