The first...


It is 6am, I'm dressed in really overly sized fluffy pyjamas with a massive dressing gown on, I'm sporting the greasy hair look so am therefore wearing a wooly hat to disguise said atrocity, whilst also  still wearing yesterdays make-up which means I look like some endangered species of Panda. Further to all these current aspects of my look I'm also pulling off the runny nose look, the watering eyes look, groggy throat noise and disgusting cough that makes people think you either have some sort of disease or you've smoked a million fags and all of this is whilst having the most painful ear infection of my life. 
Yes you guessed it folks I am ill.  

Not in a serious way, it's just the first time since my transplant that I've had a cold. I had that stomach bug that lasted a few days but I don't really count that as being ill. It's a really odd sensation this though. Normally if I have a cold I just curl up in a ball and stay in bed which is what I really, really want to be doing but I know I'm going to have force myself to at least attempt some kind of exercise and I need to do work and jobs too and I can't let a cold get in the way of that. That being said I'm going to have to be super vigilant because for the first time since my transplant I feel slightly out of breath, it's obviously the cold and the fact I'm all bunged up but I can guarantee I'll be doing my lung function about 3 times a day just to make sure nothing is wrong. Basically I'm going to be a very paranoid Stacie for the next week I would think. 

It's very hard not to worry in this kind of scenario but I am being good and trying to just view it as a cold and not some kind of horrible scenario like rejection which is where your mind immediately wants to jump to when you feel a bit crap. It's definitely not it's just a cold with the added bonus of ear infection so all combined I'm definitely going to be feeling like crap for a little while. Plus I doubt it will turn into a chest infection because I'm on antibiotics for my ear infection so I suppose there's a bonus to having that when getting this cold lol.

Something that is pleasantly surprising though is colds used to be associated with a hell of a lot of pain because I would get extra chest pain when I had one and I can't say I have any pain at the moment except for the ear of course but in the chest there is no pain! It's kind of amazing, that may change obviously if it decides to move to my chest but right now I'm appreciating the fact that I have a  cold with no associated chest pain with it. Yay!  

As always, thank-you for reading guys and chat soon


  1. Get well soon Stacie xoxo

  2. Oh Stacie, how horrible for you. Keep fighting You are, as always amazing xx I have done a blog, if you could connect me to,yours or something so people know where to look I would be so grateful.

  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery Stacie


  4. Colds suck but sounds like you've got a good approach. It's ok to feel paranoid and I'm sure you'll be back to normal soon!

    Love Hayley,

    Water Painted Dreams


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