Wings Wide Open, Eyes On The World

The Flappy Falcon

The Visits

Image courtesy of www.newgradnursehelp.com

Image courtesy of www.newgradnursehelp.com

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






South Valley’s boys basketball season started with practices in December, and games started in January. It was going great, the team won some and lost some, and I was healthy and fit for the adventure, but so many students at school were getting sick that it finally got to me too, right near the end of basketball season.         

When I first got sick, it wand of the basketball season.  My eyes and my throat were bad. My eyes were burning and my throat was hella sore from coughing too much.  It was so bad that some days I would even cough up blood with my spit.  I tried to tough it out, but it got so bad — and it was a Friday —  so I couldn’t make practice.  You know it was bad because I even forgot to tell my coach I was skipping out.

So I stayed in bed all weekend, and my girlfriend tried her best to take care of me.  They brought me food, lots of liquid to drink and even got me medicine and throat “candy” to make me feel better.  The medicine helped with the pain, but I didn’t get any better.  I did finally tell my coach I was sick because I had to miss a lot of practices and I missed two games. I was really frustrated and mad cause I didn’t wanna miss practice and I wanted to be there to show my talents and help my team. I wanted to help win my school a championship. Since I wasn’t getting any better, I knew I had to go see a doctor.

Image courtesy of www.familyhealthonline.ca

So I went to the hospital for my first visit and they didn’t treat me in any way right; they just looked at me and did one swab and sent me home. They didn’t even give me any medicine.  So, the end of the year basketball tournament comes up and I didn’t wanna disappoint my coach or teammates, so I fought threw the pain of my eyes burning (I was feeling a little better that day) and went to the tournament.

We won our first game, beating the team we lost our first game of the regular season to.  We felt like we should have beaten them the first time, so that’s the one I really wanted to win.  It didn’t start off well, but we pulled it together and I’m thankful for that win. Then we faced the best team in the league, the E&M Rentals team, so I had to push my body to my limits.  I was going through hell — sometimes my vision would get blurry or my breathing was hard, sometimes skipping beats when I breathed. They also had bigger guys then us, so I had to use a lot of my strength in the game.   The game did not start off well — we were down 30-14, but the team pulled it together to cut it to an 8 point lead. It sucked to be elminated from the tournament, but at least we showed heart and fight coming back in a losing effort.  Everyone did something good in my eyes and we went out as a great team.

A week later I felt sick again; the problem with my eyes never went away.  My eyes were irritating me all the time and I had to keep blinking them, which made my eyes have tears.  I was hoping they would get better, so I missed a week of school because it is hard to be in class when you can’t see straight.  The next week I’m still the same, sick as ever, so after missing a few more school days, I went back to the hospital.  My second visit to the hospital was a little better, at least they took me seriously enough to swab my mouth.  The next day they called to tell me that there is no bacteria in my mouth, so that was a relief to hear there’s nothing wrong in my mouth ‘cause I was really worried. However, I still didn’t get anything to make my eyes any better.  

I went to school the next week, but my eyes and throat were still the same.  I didn’t want to miss more school, so I went back to the hospital.  Now my third visit to the hospital they look at my eyes and gave me antibiotic eye drops.  I had to use it every four hours, but after just a day it made my eyes better than what they were.  I used regular NyQuil for my sore throat, and DayQuil too, and I know they both started to help my throat because the soreness went away and I wasn’t coughing up blood as much.  I was able to go back to school and get work done.

It has been about a month since my last hospital trip and I’m back in school and feeling a little better. My eyes don’t hurt anymore and after a week of “Quil” medicine, my throat is good too.  I am back to playing ball every chance I get — sometimes even when I am supposed to be in class.  Next year, I am going to take care of myself and make sure I don’t get sick during basketball season.  I can’t get sick…I got a City League Championship to try and win with my teammates.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 Comment

One Response to “The Visits”

  1. tyson on September 20th, 2017 11:16 am

    what i liked about this article was how you explained everything in good detail. i like how you explained how you were feeling when you were playing in the games. one thing i learned was that being sick can effect your playing.
    what i didnt like about the article was just how it was about the sickness and all that nasty stuff.

    [Reply]

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • The Visits

    Games

    Libra – A Custom Made Magic The Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Games

    Leo — Another Custom Made Magic The Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Games

    Virgo – Another Custom Made Magic The Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Games

    Scorpio — Another Custom Made Magic the Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Games

    Gemini — A Custom Made Magic the Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Arts & Entertainment

    Yo-Yo!

  • The Visits

    Games

    Cancer, The Crab: A powerful custom-made Magic the Gathering Card

  • The Visits

    Book Reviews

    Nightrise – A Book Review

  • The Visits

    SHOWCASE

    Real Madrid: The Team I Love

  • The Visits

    SHOWCASE

    TOURNAMENT TIME! The end of 2017 City League

Wings Wide Open, Eyes On The World
The Visits