I thought having to study for finals and writing papers was enough stress for the week. But my body had other plans… around friday I was hit with some sort of sinus and/or cold symptoms, runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, etc. I thought switching my otc allergy meds would do the trick but it only got worse. The doc prescribed a stronger version of advair, an allergy nose spray, and prednizone. Those helped with the chest pain and stuffy nose but now I’m still left with a terrible cough that is making even strangers cringe. I haven’t stopped coughing for 3 hours!!!!

If that’s not enough, tonight I have to learn 2 chapters of statistics for a final at 9 AM and I have a 6 page research paper due at 5 o’clock tomorrow (it is now 9:42 PM). I know I won’t get to the paper tonight, so I’ll have spend the day writing it when I thought my stress would be over after my final.

On top of all this, I’m trying to move out all of my stuff as I check out of my dorm at 5 o clock pm tomorrow. My room is filled with dust and boxes of stuff. I don’t understand how it’s possible to move 9 months of my life!!
If the prednizone and advair don’t significantly kick in tomorrow I have to seriously consider a clean-out (which almost always takes 2 weeks)… just 9 days before my trip to Florida. I’m trying not to think about it…
**sighhh** I think I should have learned by now that 1. I am not invincible and 2. CF takes sacrifice. I’m trying to think positive thoughts though, hoping that things will turn out somewhat okay in the end… even if it’s not how I imagined them. At this point, I’ll do anything to get rid of this cough and I don’t want to risk making my lungs any worse. Health comes first.
So I’ve decided to just take it day by day. I’m looking forward to being home and with my family tomorrow night. I just can’t wait to be in the comfort of my own bed, to take a shower without flip flops, to eat a home-cooked meal, to sit on the couch and watch TV with my parents, my dog at my feet.
I’ll keep my blog updated tomorrow!