This is the fourth day of 8am classes.... and I love it. No, I haven't lost my mind. I don't love waking up early, but I love being done early! Wednesdays and Fridays, I'm done by 9:15am. How awesome is that??! I go back to the apartment, clean, do homework, nap, run, anything! Tuesday/Thursday I'm done by noon and Mondays I have a noon-3 lab. I love being a "stay-at-home" mom (without the mom part). It's fantastic. I'm surprisingly productive.
I think my two Kinesiology classes will be the key for me to get back into running. With both classes pinpointing the importance of changing "negative" behaviour (mine is not running) and giving steps to overcoming the behaviour, I really do believe that I can do it. I don't want to run but I want to feel better. I'm also talking with the head coach of a local girls high school soccer team to see if I can help out there too. I think playing/coaching soccer again will get me running more.
I'm also babysitting now again! I hadn't done much of it since going to college, but my professor's kids (two boys, of course) need a babysitter a lot. Their previous babysitter has class when my prof needs her, so I took the opportunity to make some money and spend time with kids, which I love. It probably doesn't hurt that these kids love me!
When I first offered to babysit, she told me that her kids were just getting over sinus infections and colds. My first thought: "CRAP!!!!" My greatest weakness! Sinus infections, sigh. So I explained to my professor that I had CF. Her eyes widened as I gave a brief reason why I was telling her (not only because of her kids but also because it was an activities class, and anyone with "disabilities" were to let her know). I told her that it won't restrict my activity level in the class, but that she might want to be aware. She asked a few basic questions: when were you diagnosed, how old are you, do you still do breathing treatments, have you had a transplant, etc. Turns out, her best friend from high school has a daughter with CF and goes to my prof with questions. Now those questions are going to be relayed to me! Unfortunately, the daughter is 12 and has never been in good health. They are contemplating transplants right now. I think it was encouraging to see a 19 year old girl that is a high-functioning CF patient doing well in all areas of life. I would have stayed longer to chat, but I had another class starting. Since this is the same professor I babysit for, I'm sure we'll chat more.
On a side note, I find it amusing that non-CF people have this notion in their heads that only "sick" CF patients do breathing treatments. They always seem shocked when I tell them I have to too. It's not only a medicine we use to get well, but a medicine to STAY well.
As for the sinus infected children, they cough like they're dying (and sometimes on me...) but so far I'm doing pretty well. Really tired yesterday, but that might have been because of Saturday and Saturday night. I was out until about 2:30am, but it was well worth it. :]
Wow! It's almost 11 and I've been to class, cooked food (and ate it), done treatment, showered, prepared for my lab this afternoon, and wrote a blog post. See what I mean about being productive?!