It’s not everyday that you find out that your airway is 80% occluded, as I learned just yesterday. Living with subglottic stenosis that is this advanced has a myriad of effects: profound shortness of breath, severe fatigue, and reduced speed of information processing.
This morning, I graded all of the short-answer questions for the first examination in my Abnormal Psychology class. Most thankfully, this is material with which I am already most familiar. As a result, I was still capable of performing this task adequately.
There is no question that I do not feel my sharpest right now, which is totally to be expected. I will be overwhelmingly relieved when my throat dilatation surgery can be scheduled. I expect my ENT surgeon’s scheduler to phone me today about my date for surgery.