Well, I know the suspense has been building and you all are wondering if I have whooping cough...and the answer is................
Turns out my doctor was somewhat lazy and didn't really feel like doing the swab test to see if I have whooping cough. (Which is fine with me because I hear it's a nasty and painful test.) SO, he said that it's either whooping cough or a sinus infection and that the antibiotic prescription is the same for both cases, so he just went ahead and prescribed it for me. So, I got the drugs to rid me of the whooping cough, if I have it. Then, in case it's just a sinus infection, he gave me the vaccine against whooping cough so I don't get it. But, I might have it. So, there you go. :) My friend at work who has whooping cough has taken it upon herself to say to me in a sinister, smiley, cough-stifled whisper, "You totally have it," every time she walks by me. haha. I guess we'll see how long this lasts, but the cough is pretty constant. My students are used to it by now and are okay with the fact that I often have to stop teaching to have a cough attack. The only downer to not getting formally tested is that my case, if confirmed, doesn't get added into the mounting number of cases at my school! Bummer! I mean, if I'm going to go through it all, I'd like some credit.
On a super positive note, I finished all my reading that is due tomorrow for class. I still have some typing up of my notes to do, but the reading was quite a feat. If you've been praying for me, I appreciate it!