I woke up this morning feeling, ugh! The past couple of days I've been having chills, hot flashes, sore throat and just not feeling 100%. I'm thinking to myself, should I go to the clinic or should I just let and it ride and continue trying to focus. I've been drinking tea and fluids. Looking frantically in my cabinets for some Vitamin C, but I have none; however, I did find some multiple vitamins. So, I took those. Going to the clinic will not serve me well, unless I have a bacterial infection, which I don't think I have (due to the absence of exudate on my tonsils). There's not much that can be done but let this feeling take its course and pray my immune system kicks in and relieve my symptoms.
I see the finish line. I'm at a critical point in the semester. I have my Clinical final tomorrow, my last mini exam on Wednesday and the comprehensive NBME final the following Wednesday. I think I'm just going to keep going, ignore the prodromal phase of this ugh feeling and believe my immune systems is strong enough to contain and it will not affect my performance tomorrow morning. I feel so much better when I lay down and take a nap. But, "ain't nobody got time for that." LOL I can't just lay in bed, watch tv and drink hot tea. I need to study. I need to practice. I need to get with it.
So, my lesson for today is to stay determined. I am determined to finish strong. I am determined to do what is needed to make it to the finish line. It's not how fast I run, it only matters that I stay in the race.
Pray for me...I'm going in...