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lhkraus
05-01-2009, 09:55 PM
My daughter is starting college in the fall and will be living in a dormitory. Current and former college students: how did you manage your therapy? Did you have a roommate? How did you clean and sterilize your equipment? My daughter uses one nebulizer and one sinus rinse bottle every day, and does the vest once a day. We're just trying to figure out how she'll be able to wash and sterilize her equipment, living in the dorm. She also would like to have a roommate, but doesn't know how or if that will work out. Thanks for your input.

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 09:55 PM
My daughter is starting college in the fall and will be living in a dormitory. Current and former college students: how did you manage your therapy? Did you have a roommate? How did you clean and sterilize your equipment? My daughter uses one nebulizer and one sinus rinse bottle every day, and does the vest once a day. We're just trying to figure out how she'll be able to wash and sterilize her equipment, living in the dorm. She also would like to have a roommate, but doesn't know how or if that will work out. Thanks for your input.

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 09:55 PM
My daughter is starting college in the fall and will be living in a dormitory. Current and former college students: how did you manage your therapy? Did you have a roommate? How did you clean and sterilize your equipment? My daughter uses one nebulizer and one sinus rinse bottle every day, and does the vest once a day. We're just trying to figure out how she'll be able to wash and sterilize her equipment, living in the dorm. She also would like to have a roommate, but doesn't know how or if that will work out. Thanks for your input.

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 09:55 PM
My daughter is starting college in the fall and will be living in a dormitory. Current and former college students: how did you manage your therapy? Did you have a roommate? How did you clean and sterilize your equipment? My daughter uses one nebulizer and one sinus rinse bottle every day, and does the vest once a day. We're just trying to figure out how she'll be able to wash and sterilize her equipment, living in the dorm. She also would like to have a roommate, but doesn't know how or if that will work out. Thanks for your input.

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 09:55 PM
My daughter is starting college in the fall and will be living in a dormitory. Current and former college students: how did you manage your therapy? Did you have a roommate? How did you clean and sterilize your equipment? My daughter uses one nebulizer and one sinus rinse bottle every day, and does the vest once a day. We're just trying to figure out how she'll be able to wash and sterilize her equipment, living in the dorm. She also would like to have a roommate, but doesn't know how or if that will work out. Thanks for your input.

Rokiss12
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm a freshmen now! I have a single on a floor of doubles. we all share a community bathroom. If i did it again I would request to be in a suite where there were three doubles connected to a common room and bathroom, but ask to have my room be a single.

Also, my residence hall has a kitchen so i put my nebs through the dishwasher. However, they sell microwavable racks that sterilize babybottles and I plan to get one of those for next year when I dont have a kitchen to use.

As for the nose rinse, I do that too. And, I've found a private bathroom to use, however I usually just do it in my community bathroom. I found out about half way through the year that like 5 of the girls on my floor do the same thing for their allergies, so I wasnt alone.

I would definitly reccomend getting a single. It helps a lot for privacy, you get more done, and its a great conversation starter lol.

Also, as I am in this battle myself right now, make sure the residence life is accomidating. You may need a doctors note for a medical single. Ask to have filters put on the vents and anything else you may need. I bought a hepa filter for my room too that fits under my bed but the spout is above it so i have clean air when i sleep.

Hope this helps. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Rokiss12
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm a freshmen now! I have a single on a floor of doubles. we all share a community bathroom. If i did it again I would request to be in a suite where there were three doubles connected to a common room and bathroom, but ask to have my room be a single.

Also, my residence hall has a kitchen so i put my nebs through the dishwasher. However, they sell microwavable racks that sterilize babybottles and I plan to get one of those for next year when I dont have a kitchen to use.

As for the nose rinse, I do that too. And, I've found a private bathroom to use, however I usually just do it in my community bathroom. I found out about half way through the year that like 5 of the girls on my floor do the same thing for their allergies, so I wasnt alone.

I would definitly reccomend getting a single. It helps a lot for privacy, you get more done, and its a great conversation starter lol.

Also, as I am in this battle myself right now, make sure the residence life is accomidating. You may need a doctors note for a medical single. Ask to have filters put on the vents and anything else you may need. I bought a hepa filter for my room too that fits under my bed but the spout is above it so i have clean air when i sleep.

Hope this helps. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Rokiss12
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm a freshmen now! I have a single on a floor of doubles. we all share a community bathroom. If i did it again I would request to be in a suite where there were three doubles connected to a common room and bathroom, but ask to have my room be a single.

Also, my residence hall has a kitchen so i put my nebs through the dishwasher. However, they sell microwavable racks that sterilize babybottles and I plan to get one of those for next year when I dont have a kitchen to use.

As for the nose rinse, I do that too. And, I've found a private bathroom to use, however I usually just do it in my community bathroom. I found out about half way through the year that like 5 of the girls on my floor do the same thing for their allergies, so I wasnt alone.

I would definitly reccomend getting a single. It helps a lot for privacy, you get more done, and its a great conversation starter lol.

Also, as I am in this battle myself right now, make sure the residence life is accomidating. You may need a doctors note for a medical single. Ask to have filters put on the vents and anything else you may need. I bought a hepa filter for my room too that fits under my bed but the spout is above it so i have clean air when i sleep.

Hope this helps. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Rokiss12
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm a freshmen now! I have a single on a floor of doubles. we all share a community bathroom. If i did it again I would request to be in a suite where there were three doubles connected to a common room and bathroom, but ask to have my room be a single.

Also, my residence hall has a kitchen so i put my nebs through the dishwasher. However, they sell microwavable racks that sterilize babybottles and I plan to get one of those for next year when I dont have a kitchen to use.

As for the nose rinse, I do that too. And, I've found a private bathroom to use, however I usually just do it in my community bathroom. I found out about half way through the year that like 5 of the girls on my floor do the same thing for their allergies, so I wasnt alone.

I would definitly reccomend getting a single. It helps a lot for privacy, you get more done, and its a great conversation starter lol.

Also, as I am in this battle myself right now, make sure the residence life is accomidating. You may need a doctors note for a medical single. Ask to have filters put on the vents and anything else you may need. I bought a hepa filter for my room too that fits under my bed but the spout is above it so i have clean air when i sleep.

Hope this helps. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Rokiss12
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm a freshmen now! I have a single on a floor of doubles. we all share a community bathroom. If i did it again I would request to be in a suite where there were three doubles connected to a common room and bathroom, but ask to have my room be a single.
<br />
<br />Also, my residence hall has a kitchen so i put my nebs through the dishwasher. However, they sell microwavable racks that sterilize babybottles and I plan to get one of those for next year when I dont have a kitchen to use.
<br />
<br />As for the nose rinse, I do that too. And, I've found a private bathroom to use, however I usually just do it in my community bathroom. I found out about half way through the year that like 5 of the girls on my floor do the same thing for their allergies, so I wasnt alone.
<br />
<br />I would definitly reccomend getting a single. It helps a lot for privacy, you get more done, and its a great conversation starter lol.
<br />
<br />Also, as I am in this battle myself right now, make sure the residence life is accomidating. You may need a doctors note for a medical single. Ask to have filters put on the vents and anything else you may need. I bought a hepa filter for my room too that fits under my bed but the spout is above it so i have clean air when i sleep.
<br />
<br />Hope this helps. Feel free to message me with any questions.

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
why would you prefer the suite set up?

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
why would you prefer the suite set up?

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
why would you prefer the suite set up?

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
why would you prefer the suite set up?

lhkraus
05-01-2009, 10:20 PM
why would you prefer the suite set up?

nuttzzy
05-02-2009, 02:23 AM
i have never lived in a dorm so i wouldnt know but ive been in plenty...but this my help. to clean my eflow im saposed to rinse my neb in distiled water then in alchohal and keep it submerged in the alcohol till ready to use then rinse off the alcohol with the distilled water and use then repeat.. like i said i dont do it in the dorms but i dont see why it couldnt be done in the dorms. i had two bowls one of distilled water and one of alcohol and kept lids on them replace liquids every week. is what i was coached

nuttzzy
05-02-2009, 02:23 AM
i have never lived in a dorm so i wouldnt know but ive been in plenty...but this my help. to clean my eflow im saposed to rinse my neb in distiled water then in alchohal and keep it submerged in the alcohol till ready to use then rinse off the alcohol with the distilled water and use then repeat.. like i said i dont do it in the dorms but i dont see why it couldnt be done in the dorms. i had two bowls one of distilled water and one of alcohol and kept lids on them replace liquids every week. is what i was coached

nuttzzy
05-02-2009, 02:23 AM
i have never lived in a dorm so i wouldnt know but ive been in plenty...but this my help. to clean my eflow im saposed to rinse my neb in distiled water then in alchohal and keep it submerged in the alcohol till ready to use then rinse off the alcohol with the distilled water and use then repeat.. like i said i dont do it in the dorms but i dont see why it couldnt be done in the dorms. i had two bowls one of distilled water and one of alcohol and kept lids on them replace liquids every week. is what i was coached

nuttzzy
05-02-2009, 02:23 AM
i have never lived in a dorm so i wouldnt know but ive been in plenty...but this my help. to clean my eflow im saposed to rinse my neb in distiled water then in alchohal and keep it submerged in the alcohol till ready to use then rinse off the alcohol with the distilled water and use then repeat.. like i said i dont do it in the dorms but i dont see why it couldnt be done in the dorms. i had two bowls one of distilled water and one of alcohol and kept lids on them replace liquids every week. is what i was coached

nuttzzy
05-02-2009, 02:23 AM
i have never lived in a dorm so i wouldnt know but ive been in plenty...but this my help. to clean my eflow im saposed to rinse my neb in distiled water then in alchohal and keep it submerged in the alcohol till ready to use then rinse off the alcohol with the distilled water and use then repeat.. like i said i dont do it in the dorms but i dont see why it couldnt be done in the dorms. i had two bowls one of distilled water and one of alcohol and kept lids on them replace liquids every week. is what i was coached

saveferris2009
05-02-2009, 10:39 AM
I lived in a dorm with 1 roommate - I bought a ton of nebs to last me a week, and I took them to a dishwasher at the end of the week to sterilize. This was back in the late 90's, very early 2000's. sterilizing nebs 10 years ago wasn't talked about as much and I wasn't as concerned as I should have been.

If I had to do it over again, I'd use a baby bottle sterilizer or get an apartment type set up where I could use a small countertop dishwasher exclusively for sterilizing nebs <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854464
">http://www.walmart.com/catalog...do?product_id=9854464
</a>
Other than that, having roommates is smart for a CFer I think. For the most part people are generally pretty understanding and considerate. And CFer's can't live in a bubble - dealing with the general public is important. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

saveferris2009
05-02-2009, 10:39 AM
I lived in a dorm with 1 roommate - I bought a ton of nebs to last me a week, and I took them to a dishwasher at the end of the week to sterilize. This was back in the late 90's, very early 2000's. sterilizing nebs 10 years ago wasn't talked about as much and I wasn't as concerned as I should have been.

If I had to do it over again, I'd use a baby bottle sterilizer or get an apartment type set up where I could use a small countertop dishwasher exclusively for sterilizing nebs <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854464
">http://www.walmart.com/catalog...do?product_id=9854464
</a>
Other than that, having roommates is smart for a CFer I think. For the most part people are generally pretty understanding and considerate. And CFer's can't live in a bubble - dealing with the general public is important. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

saveferris2009
05-02-2009, 10:39 AM
I lived in a dorm with 1 roommate - I bought a ton of nebs to last me a week, and I took them to a dishwasher at the end of the week to sterilize. This was back in the late 90's, very early 2000's. sterilizing nebs 10 years ago wasn't talked about as much and I wasn't as concerned as I should have been.

If I had to do it over again, I'd use a baby bottle sterilizer or get an apartment type set up where I could use a small countertop dishwasher exclusively for sterilizing nebs <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854464
">http://www.walmart.com/catalog...do?product_id=9854464
</a>
Other than that, having roommates is smart for a CFer I think. For the most part people are generally pretty understanding and considerate. And CFer's can't live in a bubble - dealing with the general public is important. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

saveferris2009
05-02-2009, 10:39 AM
I lived in a dorm with 1 roommate - I bought a ton of nebs to last me a week, and I took them to a dishwasher at the end of the week to sterilize. This was back in the late 90's, very early 2000's. sterilizing nebs 10 years ago wasn't talked about as much and I wasn't as concerned as I should have been.

If I had to do it over again, I'd use a baby bottle sterilizer or get an apartment type set up where I could use a small countertop dishwasher exclusively for sterilizing nebs <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854464
">http://www.walmart.com/catalog...do?product_id=9854464
</a>
Other than that, having roommates is smart for a CFer I think. For the most part people are generally pretty understanding and considerate. And CFer's can't live in a bubble - dealing with the general public is important. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

saveferris2009
05-02-2009, 10:39 AM
I lived in a dorm with 1 roommate - I bought a ton of nebs to last me a week, and I took them to a dishwasher at the end of the week to sterilize. This was back in the late 90's, very early 2000's. sterilizing nebs 10 years ago wasn't talked about as much and I wasn't as concerned as I should have been.
<br />
<br />If I had to do it over again, I'd use a baby bottle sterilizer or get an apartment type set up where I could use a small countertop dishwasher exclusively for sterilizing nebs <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9854464
">http://www.walmart.com/catalog...do?product_id=9854464
</a><br />
<br />Other than that, having roommates is smart for a CFer I think. For the most part people are generally pretty understanding and considerate. And CFer's can't live in a bubble - dealing with the general public is important. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

cfsucks
05-02-2009, 03:56 PM
i would recommend a single as well. i lived in apartment style, so i could still hang out with my roommates, but when i needed to do my nebs i could just go in my room.

cfsucks
05-02-2009, 03:56 PM
i would recommend a single as well. i lived in apartment style, so i could still hang out with my roommates, but when i needed to do my nebs i could just go in my room.

cfsucks
05-02-2009, 03:56 PM
i would recommend a single as well. i lived in apartment style, so i could still hang out with my roommates, but when i needed to do my nebs i could just go in my room.

cfsucks
05-02-2009, 03:56 PM
i would recommend a single as well. i lived in apartment style, so i could still hang out with my roommates, but when i needed to do my nebs i could just go in my room.

cfsucks
05-02-2009, 03:56 PM
i would recommend a single as well. i lived in apartment style, so i could still hang out with my roommates, but when i needed to do my nebs i could just go in my room.

jaimers
05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
i had a roommate in the dorms for 3 of my 5 years of college and wouldn't go back and change it for anything. i honestly totally did not take care of myself my freshman year. pretty much never did anything even though i had my vest and nebs and all that there of course. paid for that big time. my freshman year i lived in a room with a roommate that i did not know before college (but ended up being one of my closest friends and still is) and our room was connected to the room next to us by a bathroom. we had a microfridge so i used the microwave to boil my nebs but again, i wasn't all that compliant and so it didn't happen very often.

if your daughter isn't shy or afraid to share her cf with people around here i HIGHLY recommend having a roomate. i agree with amy that it's good for us not to live in a bubble and it's fun! at least for me it was....

i would contact your daughter's college and find out what services they have for students with disabilities...i did not do this until my 2nd senior year and i wish that i had done it SO much sooner. they are wonderful and were so helpful for me. I would see what options they can give her for housing--see if there are suites or on-campus apts with kitchens that she could get into? we had those at my school...mostly upperclassmen but occasionally some freshman would luck out and get them....then she could boil her nebs easily.

i also have a baby bottle sterilizer (i think it's the AventQ24) that is a countertop, plug into the wall kind of deal and it works great so that could be an option too. i didn't have it in college but it would have been helpful and maybe helped me be more compliant.

jaimers
05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
i had a roommate in the dorms for 3 of my 5 years of college and wouldn't go back and change it for anything. i honestly totally did not take care of myself my freshman year. pretty much never did anything even though i had my vest and nebs and all that there of course. paid for that big time. my freshman year i lived in a room with a roommate that i did not know before college (but ended up being one of my closest friends and still is) and our room was connected to the room next to us by a bathroom. we had a microfridge so i used the microwave to boil my nebs but again, i wasn't all that compliant and so it didn't happen very often.

if your daughter isn't shy or afraid to share her cf with people around here i HIGHLY recommend having a roomate. i agree with amy that it's good for us not to live in a bubble and it's fun! at least for me it was....

i would contact your daughter's college and find out what services they have for students with disabilities...i did not do this until my 2nd senior year and i wish that i had done it SO much sooner. they are wonderful and were so helpful for me. I would see what options they can give her for housing--see if there are suites or on-campus apts with kitchens that she could get into? we had those at my school...mostly upperclassmen but occasionally some freshman would luck out and get them....then she could boil her nebs easily.

i also have a baby bottle sterilizer (i think it's the AventQ24) that is a countertop, plug into the wall kind of deal and it works great so that could be an option too. i didn't have it in college but it would have been helpful and maybe helped me be more compliant.

jaimers
05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
i had a roommate in the dorms for 3 of my 5 years of college and wouldn't go back and change it for anything. i honestly totally did not take care of myself my freshman year. pretty much never did anything even though i had my vest and nebs and all that there of course. paid for that big time. my freshman year i lived in a room with a roommate that i did not know before college (but ended up being one of my closest friends and still is) and our room was connected to the room next to us by a bathroom. we had a microfridge so i used the microwave to boil my nebs but again, i wasn't all that compliant and so it didn't happen very often.

if your daughter isn't shy or afraid to share her cf with people around here i HIGHLY recommend having a roomate. i agree with amy that it's good for us not to live in a bubble and it's fun! at least for me it was....

i would contact your daughter's college and find out what services they have for students with disabilities...i did not do this until my 2nd senior year and i wish that i had done it SO much sooner. they are wonderful and were so helpful for me. I would see what options they can give her for housing--see if there are suites or on-campus apts with kitchens that she could get into? we had those at my school...mostly upperclassmen but occasionally some freshman would luck out and get them....then she could boil her nebs easily.

i also have a baby bottle sterilizer (i think it's the AventQ24) that is a countertop, plug into the wall kind of deal and it works great so that could be an option too. i didn't have it in college but it would have been helpful and maybe helped me be more compliant.

jaimers
05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
i had a roommate in the dorms for 3 of my 5 years of college and wouldn't go back and change it for anything. i honestly totally did not take care of myself my freshman year. pretty much never did anything even though i had my vest and nebs and all that there of course. paid for that big time. my freshman year i lived in a room with a roommate that i did not know before college (but ended up being one of my closest friends and still is) and our room was connected to the room next to us by a bathroom. we had a microfridge so i used the microwave to boil my nebs but again, i wasn't all that compliant and so it didn't happen very often.

if your daughter isn't shy or afraid to share her cf with people around here i HIGHLY recommend having a roomate. i agree with amy that it's good for us not to live in a bubble and it's fun! at least for me it was....

i would contact your daughter's college and find out what services they have for students with disabilities...i did not do this until my 2nd senior year and i wish that i had done it SO much sooner. they are wonderful and were so helpful for me. I would see what options they can give her for housing--see if there are suites or on-campus apts with kitchens that she could get into? we had those at my school...mostly upperclassmen but occasionally some freshman would luck out and get them....then she could boil her nebs easily.

i also have a baby bottle sterilizer (i think it's the AventQ24) that is a countertop, plug into the wall kind of deal and it works great so that could be an option too. i didn't have it in college but it would have been helpful and maybe helped me be more compliant.

jaimers
05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
i had a roommate in the dorms for 3 of my 5 years of college and wouldn't go back and change it for anything. i honestly totally did not take care of myself my freshman year. pretty much never did anything even though i had my vest and nebs and all that there of course. paid for that big time. my freshman year i lived in a room with a roommate that i did not know before college (but ended up being one of my closest friends and still is) and our room was connected to the room next to us by a bathroom. we had a microfridge so i used the microwave to boil my nebs but again, i wasn't all that compliant and so it didn't happen very often.
<br />
<br />if your daughter isn't shy or afraid to share her cf with people around here i HIGHLY recommend having a roomate. i agree with amy that it's good for us not to live in a bubble and it's fun! at least for me it was....
<br />
<br />i would contact your daughter's college and find out what services they have for students with disabilities...i did not do this until my 2nd senior year and i wish that i had done it SO much sooner. they are wonderful and were so helpful for me. I would see what options they can give her for housing--see if there are suites or on-campus apts with kitchens that she could get into? we had those at my school...mostly upperclassmen but occasionally some freshman would luck out and get them....then she could boil her nebs easily.
<br />
<br />i also have a baby bottle sterilizer (i think it's the AventQ24) that is a countertop, plug into the wall kind of deal and it works great so that could be an option too. i didn't have it in college but it would have been helpful and maybe helped me be more compliant.

Giggles
05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
College was a long time ago for me but we did request and get a single room. I did it cause there was NO WAY I was going to have a roomate and worry about her getting sick! So the single provided the privacy for all treatments, getting my sleep etc. I did not do nebs at the time but I would imagine you can rinse them out in the sink in the community bathroom and maybe they have something out there that boils water where they can be put in to disinfect once a week. Good luck! College was great!!!!

Jennifer 37 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
College was a long time ago for me but we did request and get a single room. I did it cause there was NO WAY I was going to have a roomate and worry about her getting sick! So the single provided the privacy for all treatments, getting my sleep etc. I did not do nebs at the time but I would imagine you can rinse them out in the sink in the community bathroom and maybe they have something out there that boils water where they can be put in to disinfect once a week. Good luck! College was great!!!!

Jennifer 37 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
College was a long time ago for me but we did request and get a single room. I did it cause there was NO WAY I was going to have a roomate and worry about her getting sick! So the single provided the privacy for all treatments, getting my sleep etc. I did not do nebs at the time but I would imagine you can rinse them out in the sink in the community bathroom and maybe they have something out there that boils water where they can be put in to disinfect once a week. Good luck! College was great!!!!

Jennifer 37 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
College was a long time ago for me but we did request and get a single room. I did it cause there was NO WAY I was going to have a roomate and worry about her getting sick! So the single provided the privacy for all treatments, getting my sleep etc. I did not do nebs at the time but I would imagine you can rinse them out in the sink in the community bathroom and maybe they have something out there that boils water where they can be put in to disinfect once a week. Good luck! College was great!!!!

Jennifer 37 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
05-06-2009, 01:25 PM
College was a long time ago for me but we did request and get a single room. I did it cause there was NO WAY I was going to have a roomate and worry about her getting sick! So the single provided the privacy for all treatments, getting my sleep etc. I did not do nebs at the time but I would imagine you can rinse them out in the sink in the community bathroom and maybe they have something out there that boils water where they can be put in to disinfect once a week. Good luck! College was great!!!!
<br />
<br />Jennifer 37 with CF and CFRD

kmaried
05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi!,

I am 27... 5 years out of college now, but thought I'd share my experience. My freshman year I requested a single. I would HIGHLY recommend that if your daughter is at all intimidated at doing her medications in front of others. I think I wouldn't have done as good airway clearance my freshman year if I was self conscious about what my roommate I just met would think as I was coughing stuff up. Not to mention, freshman year is hard. You're on your own, trying to figure out how to adjust, manage your health, school, new friends... if you're sick and just want to lie down, it's nice to be able to do that without worrying that your roommate will be blasting music, have friends in the room, etc, etc. Sure it is possible that the roommate will work out perfectly as others have suggested, but I've heard a ton of freshman year roommate horror stories, so why take the chance? Plenty of times, my friends would be over in my room looking for refuge from their roommates <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

The next three years, I had roommates. They were friends I had met, understood my situation, and they were awesome!! I may have caught a few more colds living with them than alone, but that was worth it to me...

In terms of sterilizing nebulizers, get a microwave for the dorm room! I would think that would be easiest and best. I remember using vinegar back in freshman year, back when that was recommended... it isn't anymore!!

Kris

kmaried
05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi!,

I am 27... 5 years out of college now, but thought I'd share my experience. My freshman year I requested a single. I would HIGHLY recommend that if your daughter is at all intimidated at doing her medications in front of others. I think I wouldn't have done as good airway clearance my freshman year if I was self conscious about what my roommate I just met would think as I was coughing stuff up. Not to mention, freshman year is hard. You're on your own, trying to figure out how to adjust, manage your health, school, new friends... if you're sick and just want to lie down, it's nice to be able to do that without worrying that your roommate will be blasting music, have friends in the room, etc, etc. Sure it is possible that the roommate will work out perfectly as others have suggested, but I've heard a ton of freshman year roommate horror stories, so why take the chance? Plenty of times, my friends would be over in my room looking for refuge from their roommates <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

The next three years, I had roommates. They were friends I had met, understood my situation, and they were awesome!! I may have caught a few more colds living with them than alone, but that was worth it to me...

In terms of sterilizing nebulizers, get a microwave for the dorm room! I would think that would be easiest and best. I remember using vinegar back in freshman year, back when that was recommended... it isn't anymore!!

Kris

kmaried
05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi!,

I am 27... 5 years out of college now, but thought I'd share my experience. My freshman year I requested a single. I would HIGHLY recommend that if your daughter is at all intimidated at doing her medications in front of others. I think I wouldn't have done as good airway clearance my freshman year if I was self conscious about what my roommate I just met would think as I was coughing stuff up. Not to mention, freshman year is hard. You're on your own, trying to figure out how to adjust, manage your health, school, new friends... if you're sick and just want to lie down, it's nice to be able to do that without worrying that your roommate will be blasting music, have friends in the room, etc, etc. Sure it is possible that the roommate will work out perfectly as others have suggested, but I've heard a ton of freshman year roommate horror stories, so why take the chance? Plenty of times, my friends would be over in my room looking for refuge from their roommates <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

The next three years, I had roommates. They were friends I had met, understood my situation, and they were awesome!! I may have caught a few more colds living with them than alone, but that was worth it to me...

In terms of sterilizing nebulizers, get a microwave for the dorm room! I would think that would be easiest and best. I remember using vinegar back in freshman year, back when that was recommended... it isn't anymore!!

Kris

kmaried
05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi!,

I am 27... 5 years out of college now, but thought I'd share my experience. My freshman year I requested a single. I would HIGHLY recommend that if your daughter is at all intimidated at doing her medications in front of others. I think I wouldn't have done as good airway clearance my freshman year if I was self conscious about what my roommate I just met would think as I was coughing stuff up. Not to mention, freshman year is hard. You're on your own, trying to figure out how to adjust, manage your health, school, new friends... if you're sick and just want to lie down, it's nice to be able to do that without worrying that your roommate will be blasting music, have friends in the room, etc, etc. Sure it is possible that the roommate will work out perfectly as others have suggested, but I've heard a ton of freshman year roommate horror stories, so why take the chance? Plenty of times, my friends would be over in my room looking for refuge from their roommates <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

The next three years, I had roommates. They were friends I had met, understood my situation, and they were awesome!! I may have caught a few more colds living with them than alone, but that was worth it to me...

In terms of sterilizing nebulizers, get a microwave for the dorm room! I would think that would be easiest and best. I remember using vinegar back in freshman year, back when that was recommended... it isn't anymore!!

Kris

kmaried
05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Hi!,
<br />
<br />I am 27... 5 years out of college now, but thought I'd share my experience. My freshman year I requested a single. I would HIGHLY recommend that if your daughter is at all intimidated at doing her medications in front of others. I think I wouldn't have done as good airway clearance my freshman year if I was self conscious about what my roommate I just met would think as I was coughing stuff up. Not to mention, freshman year is hard. You're on your own, trying to figure out how to adjust, manage your health, school, new friends... if you're sick and just want to lie down, it's nice to be able to do that without worrying that your roommate will be blasting music, have friends in the room, etc, etc. Sure it is possible that the roommate will work out perfectly as others have suggested, but I've heard a ton of freshman year roommate horror stories, so why take the chance? Plenty of times, my friends would be over in my room looking for refuge from their roommates <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
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<br />The next three years, I had roommates. They were friends I had met, understood my situation, and they were awesome!! I may have caught a few more colds living with them than alone, but that was worth it to me...
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<br />In terms of sterilizing nebulizers, get a microwave for the dorm room! I would think that would be easiest and best. I remember using vinegar back in freshman year, back when that was recommended... it isn't anymore!!
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<br />Kris