My sinuses are full, my lungs are full, and my stomach is unsettled. My lung function was down to 25% with lots of crackles and wheezes for added excitement. Yesterday I had to bounce my prednisone up to 32 mg because I couldn't stop the twitchy coughing. Each cough finished with a high-pitched squeak, which not only sounded but felt a bit disconcerting. That part has improved today thank goodness.
But there are silver linings to this black cloud. I'm grateful I caught a cold BEFORE a round of IV's and not after just finishing one. The only thing worse than having to do three weeks of IV's is to have done it all for nothing. I'm thankful I will be feeling better in time for Christmas and an important wedding coming up afterwards. I'm grateful my deductible is met. I'm hopeful I will be able to keep up a good lung function into the first week of February when I will be seen again at Duke.
So when the doorbell rings and my