When you’re chronically ill, developing an illness on top of your baseline medical challenges is always a concern. Pre-existing symptoms are exacerbated by the development of a new cold, episode of the flu, or an infection. I’ve only recently begun to bounce back from a severe cold, which was followed by dealing with strep throat. Actually, I’ve recently been around a family member who has been very sick.
Consequently, I’m most concerned about the possibility of getting sick again. Part of me feels very self-centered to be thinking this way. I really have so very much to do in the next couple of weeks. I need to grade all of my Abnormal Psychology students’ research papers. I also need to write their final examination.
I have to admit that I’m feeling quite apprehensive this afternoon, since I’ve started to develop a slightly sore throat. I’ve decided that I’m going to refill my antibiotic prescription. I did complete the full course of my Cephalexin prescription, but I just want to be on the safe side. I’ve been receiving too little sleep recently, which doesn’t help my ability to fight off a relapse of a recent infection.