College, Health, Personal

Good and bad news, but mostly good

Bad news first I think. When I woke up to get my son up for his early morning Seminary, which he goes to before school, I had to have him bring me my rescue inhaler from the dining room table. 😦 It did help quite a bit though, for about 5 hours, then I needed to use two doses of Albuterall in my nebulizer. I was also very thankful to take my cough medicine when it was time. Despite the nebulizer, and rescue inhaler usage, I’ve still been coughing, and becoming short of breath quickly. After getting dressed this morning I had to sit down and rest for a few minutes because of that. It sucked!
Now for the good news! 🙂 Early this morning my Primary Care doctors office called. He is going to call in another prescription for my cough medicine, and I also made an appointment to see him again, since I can’t see my pulmonologist until next week and I’m just not feeling like I should still be this sick! The last time I was this sick, for this long, was just before I was diagnosed with asthma, about 5 years ago! Since then, when I’ve gotten sick it’s lasted a few days, maybe a week of needing to use my nebulizer more than usual, and one or two ER visits a year… I was pretty sick in September, but even that didn’t last this long! So, tonight I’m going back to see Dr. Jacson again.
This morning I also got a call from the first of my instructors. I’m going to Madonna University, and am majoring in Paralegal Studies. I have about one year left before graduating with my Bachelors degree. Currently my over all GPA is 3.516, and despite my asthma and being blind and a mom, I haven’t needed to ask for extra time on anything, or missed many classes. However, being sick like this I’ve missed the last few weeks of them! It has me very unhappy, and I was getting stressed about it. My doctor told me that I shoulden’t worry about school right now. As a result I’m really trying not to worry about them. I have also been keeping all my instructors updated on how I’m doing, like they asked. Last week I tried calling each of them to ask about getting an extension on assignments, or an Incomplete since I’m not able to come to class and complete the work for the end of the semester. Last week I heard from my Guitar teacher who said I shoulden’t worry about it at all and she could tell from talking to me how sick I am, so she doesn’t need a note or anything. This morning the first of my law professors called and she said that she’ll give me an Incomplete and that she just needs a note from my doctor saying why I can’t come to class. This afternoon my other law professor called and said that she will give me an Incomplete if I need it, but that it would be better if I can do the last assignment for the class, and that I can have an extension on that right to the end of the semester. That only leaves one more professor to hear from.
I’m very thankful that the situation with my classes is getting sorted out. That leaves me with a lot less things to worry about. Now if only my health would improve a bit faster… I’ll let you all know what the doctor has to say tonight. 🙂

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