Well, excellent. If for no other reason, I’m here to amuse. And to inadvertently make conversations awkward by accidentally substituting the word...
First off, it started with me up and not able to sleep still around 2am. Uuuugh! And I was sooo tired! had been exhausted all day.
Like 4 days ago I started going to biblegateway.com, when I can’t sleep….
because they have a thing that just reads it to you (which is nice, because I have no time to read and when I do my eyes are too pooped), then I pick this one narrator named, Charles Taylor I think, and have him start reading. His voice is mellow and kinda peaceful…waaay nicer to listen to than their default guy, Max Soemthingorother, who makes you feel as if you’re being lectured by an angry parent or teacher ;p Also, no offense to Jesus, but the Bible isn’t the most exciting book there is, boring enough in some places to put you to sleep when you aren’t tired! (hehe! It’s ok, I know Jesus also thankfully must have a sense of humor!) but then, of course, there are other words in there that are just very calming to me. First time I tried it, I started it at the book of Esther, next thing I knew I woke up to pee and it was somewhere in like 2nd Samuel I think. Hey, the words have got to be entering my subconscious still right?! haha! and that’s probably even better in some ways, haha!
THEN! Woke up around 7:30 got dressed and RAN to the doctor to get there by 8. (I did the same thing on Saturday, but they only gave me 3 days of antibiotics and I still wast better.) But I got there and they don’t they don’t open till 8:30 apparently
Someone walked up and pointed to the sign, I was like “I see that, but I thought it was 8 and it’s really cold. Can I just sit inside until then?”
I was FREEZING!!!
so I walked back to my dorm, because everything else was closed. No cafe’s, restaurants, grocery stores. Nothing. Lame.
Then I turned around and walked back, finally they opened the doors at like 8:35, but then they told me I had to wait to schedule a walk in appointment till 8:45 …ugh! and that after waiting till then the soonest appointment would be 10. Humph. I was like, “I feel terrible, there’s no one here now, can’t I just see someone just for a minute? all I need is more antibiotics. I was here first thing Saturday and since no one was there they just let me walk into someone without an appointment.
“No. And we can’t put you in the computer now because they’re locked for scheduling until 8:45.”
And this is where I wish I were 2 years old and could throw a temper tantrum.
Instead, I walked into Subway (yep, theres a Subway here and it was one of the only things open) because I really just wanted some juice, because sometimes it makes you feel better. Got a little orange juice. Then walked to my dorm, which has a little corner store right at outside, walked in to see if they had any more juice that I could drink (a lot of little places only have weird juice, with weird stuff in it that I cant have ). They did! Some good old American Ocean Spray and Del Monte too! So I got some echinachea raspberry tea (for my flatmate who has a sinus infection and has had a hard time convincing the doctors to give her enough antibiotics too) and some cranberry juice, apple juice, and pineapple juice — at least I thought it was pineapple, but when I got all the way back up the stairs, I realized I’d grabbed orange juice instead, which was right next to the pineapple.
And then, since I was by myself I did throw a small tantrum, well, more just cried.
Was too tired to walk back down and ask to swap…. maybe I will later. Pulled myself together, put a PostIt note on the tea and the little orange juice outside my flatmate’s door (I had done something similar for my other flatmate when she had food poisoning. I THink everyone needs loves when sick!). Then I mixed some cranberry and apple juice together, heated it up, and drank it. All this made me feel a bit less weepy, haha!
Waited around a bit.
Left to walk back to doctor.
Then I saw that the mail had come….with a card from my Mommy! and Daaaaad too!
Ok, this day is starting to look up.
Got to doctor at like 5 till 10, waited 30 mins, until the notifier thing beeped (it beeps so loud and at such a high pitch I’m pretty sure it makes all dogs in the vicinity start barking) for me to go back to room 3. Went back. Told the doctor everything going on, and did another test for a bladder infection, negative again, like it has been the past 3 times. He felt my stomach and side where it was hurting, and prescribed me antibiotics for a kidney infection. I asked for how long the Rx would last. He said 3 days. Then I told him I had been in here 3 times before for the same thing and it never went away with only three days. I also told him how I don’t have a very good immune system already and how at home even when I get the normal 10 day span I usually need more, like 2 to 3 weeks before I can get better. He said, “Ok, well I’ll give you more then, but I’ll look it up and show you, the normal treatment is only 3 days.” He then googled, NHS, somethingsomesortofprescription, and starts reading. I don’t think he knew I was reading over his shoulder, but I see him read to the point that says, “Treatment 14 days.” He looks up, “Ok then, I’ll give you 14 days and I’m ordering a kidney test that will be available in several weeks if yore not feeling better by then, but come back in if you still have symptoms before the test.”
Me: Ok, thank you.”
Yay! 2 weeks worth this time! no more of this only 3 days nonsense! FInally!
That will get me to the day I get home, and the day after tat I see my own doctor anyway so if I’m still sick I can get more then. So glad I questioned the doctor. I was afraid to, but it probably helped that I looked pathetic and like I was gonna cry. Even though I hate when that happens, it does help sometimes I guess. I just hate crying.
After that I walked to store, picked up my Rx, got more juice, walked home.
Days spent mainly at doctors always make me feel so unproductive, especially when I have so many other things to do, blaeh! Not feeling good already makes it hard to get things done.
On to bigger and better things!
So the other day I was walking back from the store, when I se this guy run past me in the opposite direction (not like a Runner, just a normal person running, in jeans, nut running clothes).
5 minutes later, the same guy, now going the same direction as me, runs past me again.
With a six pack.
And immediately “B double E double R U N beeeer rrrruuunnn…..” (the only part of the song I know) pops into my head.
So the other day I got home and lost my keys 20 mins later…..then spent like an hour looking for them.
I asked my roommate if she’d seen me walk absentmindedly around with them somewhere, because she was the only roomie around at the time and I thought maybe she might have a clue since I didn’t ;p
She hadn’t though but let me borrow her keys to go get my laundry downstairs. When I gave them back she suggested I take everything outta the trash individually. I’d already looked through both trashes twice, but after tearing apart my room another 30 minutes I flowed her suggestion.
I found them.
I’d thrown away my keys.
It’s not the first time I’ve thrown important things away.
I’ve also thrown away entire prescriptions.
So after I found them she was practicing her drum so I stuck this note under her door….
A little later in the evening I found this note under my door….
Yay for nice roomies ;)