Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Trying optimism

The doctor says:
~On the good side, I don't have pneumonia
~I have bad "flu-like" symptoms
~maybe mild bronchitis
~she's concerned that I've been sick as long as I have
~my pink eyes is viral and part of my virus, so no medicine for it
~that my bronchial tubes are pretty raw and I am weak to other infections

She told me some specific medicine I should be taking and some things to hopefully make me feel better. I am not sure why, but she said she isn't allowed to specifically say I have the flu. Maybe because everyone is so scared of the flu and H1N1. Maybe because she thinks I might have more but it's inconclusive. Who knows.

The medicine is making me feel better though. Not significantly, but little bits here and there. At least I am blowing my nose and coughing less, which means less rawness and less blood.

I am going to try to return to school tomorrow. It is a half day and none of the classes I teach will be tomorrow. So I can see how it goes and hopefully get some work done.

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Onto something more interesting . . . crafting goals. Holy heavens did I overestimate my crafting abilities/time when I thought I could dedicate each day to a craft. Well, lets just that hasn't happened. I haven't worked on any crafts since I started student teaching and have been sick. So, I have new goals for February:

*Finish Echo's purse handles, so her and the girl's Christmas presents can be mailed off.
*Finish Pay It Forward Gifts and mail off. (These are going to be a little late due to having been sick.

Simple goals, but they are important ones for me to finish.


  1. "Little wins" is a concept I often embrace in goal-setting. I think it's human nature to need some sense of accomplishment.

    Be well!

  2. That is it, just go sssslllloooowwww :)

  3. Optimism is powerful. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Yay for no pneumonia! Love it when doctors are vague. Hope they figure something out soon, and for now I'm glad the meds are working. =)