Surviving My Roughest Week at College so Far

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We all have hard times through college, and this past week is no exception for me. In fact, this was the hardest week I have had to go through all year. No, not mentally, but physically draining. From the doctor's office to the emergency room, my week has been jam-packed. I just could not seem to catch a break this week.

First of all, I somehow managed to mess up my shoulder by only taking a nap because that's apparently how you're supposed to do that. So, when I finally got it checked out, I received a medication I can't take causing me to have to miss quite a bit of class this week. That was not fun because I was also losing sleep at night in fear of having another terrible reaction.

If the majority of my classes were in the afternoon instead, I would have probably been able to drag myself to class more. How I managed to make it all the way across campus twice was truly a miracle for me, but I knew there was no way I would be able to miss those two classes this week. Luckily, I have somehow managed to stay up to date on my coursework for the week regarding all of the pain and allergic reactions I have been going through since early last week. I don't know how I managed it, but I did, and I truly am grateful for being able to manage at least that.

Maybe this coming week I will be more of myself, and maybe I will finally be able to return to work. Honestly, being in college and not being able to work or attend a lot of your classes when you are a person who has to stay busy is its own stress in itself, and if it weren't for late night Cookout runs, I probably would have gone entirely crazy and have been sent to the campus counselor. Just being able to write this right now is a relief for me.

So I guess what I'm just trying to say is if you're having a rough week, keep pushing through and know that you will see brighter days again. I mean, I'm slowly getting there. The reactions are finally dying down after a week and I am slowly figuring out ways to handle the pain without painkillers, so I know that you can make it through these hard times, too. It may not seem like it at the time, but if you keep fighting through the days, they get easier and you eventually realize that you don't have to worry about whether or not you're going to make it through the night if you fall asleep. So keep pushing through those hard days because the goods truly do outshine the dark ones.

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