So, I was doing great in fire school; I mean it was hard and everything, and really physically demanding, but I was loving every minute of it. I was really really happy and thought that maybe, just maybe, I had finally gotten into a field where I could like what I did for work and continue to go to college and still have a somewhat normal life...
And then 30th of May I got exposed to the chemicals from a cockroach bomb, and started to cough. By 3 days later I was in the hospital, diagnosed with Bronchitis and with 2 unidentified nodules in my lungs, which require further investigation. The very next day I was back in the doctors office with a diagnosis of Bronchial Pnemonia and a scheduled CT scan for that coming coming saturday. Mandatory bed rest was ordered... and that was the end of Fire School for me. I was going to graduate on the 26th of this month.
So yeah, I am trying to look at this as just a setback. I finished EMT and Fire 1, and was just going for my Fire 2. Once I am better I can always finish up my Fire 2, it just depends on where I am and all that at the time. Hopefully I will be able to get a job on just Fire 1 and EMT while I figure all that out. But yeah... this whole thing was a real kick in the teeth, and I would be fighting it tooth an nail except for the fact that I can't even walk to the bathroom without having a massive coughing fit.
I am going to be here for a little while yet though... and so once I am better I am going to take the opportunity to collect myself and my thoughts and possibly just relax in the sun and enjoy what time I have left in Florida before I move away. I found out about the things in my lungs, and proved to be nothing more than inflamed aveoli and I will be taking meds for the irritation and that will be the end of it.
I am just very frustrated... and dissapointed with myself for not being able to finish this... although there is not a lot one can do when their body decides to try and quit on them again. Everthing happens for one reason or another, and so this will work out and will hopefully be a blessing in disguise.