College, Health, Personal

Back from the doctors

Wow, two posts in one day! I just got back from the doctors though, and thought I should post about it. He made sure that I knew he called in my prescription for my cough medicine, and he took a look at me. It seems I’m still all congested, and have a lot of fluid in my ears again. No shock considering how crappy I’ve been feeling! So he has also put me on an antihistomine/decongestant medication.
The latest diagnosis is that this asthma attack has been triggered by allergies after I told him how badly I reacted to the allergy testing on Friday. He was surprised to hear that the allergist didn’t want to go near me with allergy shots. He said that extreme reaction is very rare and he’s only had an allergist say that in a very small number of cases. He believes that the only reason I didn’t react to dog dannder is because of having my guide dog. Dr. Jacson thinks that my boy Baskin has taken care of immunizing me against dog allergies. 🙂 Which I’m greatful for as I would hate having to consider not having another guide dog after him.
According to the doctor my lungs are still sounding like they are moving air good. So he thinks that the antihistamine should help a lot as well. He also wrote a note for me to get to my professors somehow, to excuse me from classes for what remains of the semester because I’m still supposed to continue resting and relaxing to help me recover. Dr. Jacson was very happy to hear that the allergist gave us information on how to allergy proof the house, and that we are already taking those steps.
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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. 🙂


Good morning World!

I thought that I should make my first post a mini bio just in case anyone stumbles across my blog who doesn’t know me. I’m a Mom of two, a college student and blind. I have an awesome guide dog, a husband who is a singer-song writer, a son in his schools marching band and jazz band, and a mostly sweet little girl. I’m going to school for a Bachelors degree in Paralegal Studies, though I have thought about going to law school after getting my current degree. I’ve been playing the guitar for a year, and sing backup vocals in my family band, when my asthma isn’t acting up to badly. 😦
Currently my asthma is the worst it’s ever been. I may even have to take next semester off of school. I’m starting this blog so that I will have a place for family and friends to read about stuff like my health updates, and so that I can have a place to share all the stuff I love. Like my knitting, music, insperation that I find from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormon) and my thoughts on polotics, coping with teenagers, and whatever else I feel the urge to write about, or am asked about. This blog will have a focus, what’s going on in my life, mostly. But as I have so many passions and interests, it will likely have something of interest for lots of different people.
I think this could be a fun adventure, so come back more and read and comment on my posts. Lets have fun! 🙂