Monday, May 12, 2008

tb skin test...

i got my tb skin test today. (you have to get one yearly if you work in the health industry.) it looks kinda red, like a nickel of red around where they punctured my skin earlier. i hope it doesn't require antibiotics...that would really suck.

i also got a prescription for some asthma meds. i had childhood asthma pretty badly, then it went away, and now lately it's kind of come back. no worries...i have albuterol now and it makes life pretty good. maybe a good question to ask the fellow RTs on the interwebz...asthma can never be truly gone, right? it's always lurking somewhere in the shadows...lying dormant for YEARS and then to return with a vengeance?

last day of school is thursday...woo!

4 comments:

jimgrandad said...

Be thinkin of you tomorrow! Congratulations !!!

Iron Lung said...

Yeah, asthma can stick around to rear it's ugly head at pretty much anytime. The good news is, it doesn't seem like you've had much of a problem with it for a long time, so it sounds like a pretty minor case. It's harder to figure out your triggers in that case, but if you can find the things that make you wheeze, you should be able to stay away from them. Otherwise, there are plenty of controller meds out there these days.

Congrats on finishing the year, also!

frylime said...

thanks iron lung and jimgrandad for your congrats...

and the asthma stuff...maybe it's a seasonal / anxiety type thing...who knows...

Freadom said...

Strange but true. Asthma does seem to linger around. That's a good way of puting it (however sucky it is).