Friday, November 18, 2011

Upper Respiratory Infection

Yep, I'm sick. Surprise surprise, the girl who never takes vitamins, hates orange juice, and may or may not frequently eat cold cereal for dinner has no immune system. In my defense, my favorite cereals are Raisin Bran Crunch and Frosted Mini Wheats, which seem like they should be healthy.

I just woke up after another nap. I was thinking, as I was falling asleep, that this infection was finally going to keep me from posting during NaBloPoMo. But, no, I'm still here. This disease will not keep me from reaching arbitrary goals!

So before I leave you to drink some more Sprite and take another 3 hour nap, I would like to ask why I'm the only person who ever looks sick in the doctor's waiting room. Seriously, today I was in the waiting room with two adorable old guys, a lady in an ill-advised but clearly not fever-induced outfit, and a guy in a suit. None of them behaved remotely like they were ill. Meanwhile I was wearing mismatched sweats, shivering through four layers, and trying not to vomit or fall asleep. This is not the first time this has happened, either. It's like this every time I go to the doctor. Is it because I only go to the doctor when I'm super sick? Or am I just such a drama queen that it's impossible for me to hide my symptoms?

1 comment:

Abby-Wan Kenobi said...

I'm pretty sure the other homeless-looking, no vitamins in their diet-having people also lack health insurance. They go to the ER only when they're at death's door. Everybody else sort of takes care of themselves and goes in for check-ups on diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Y'know, the ailments of the middle class.

In other news, I thought I was going to die of the flu this weekend and I was unshowered, wearing sweats, no make-up, dark circles under the eyes, nose chapped from blowing and I didn't go to the doctor. Then I slept for 22 hours and felt sort of better.