Monday, October 09, 2006

I hate it when things don't go my way

I have been sick for the last two days with strep throat. It started last week with a series of bad headaches. Then Saturday my chest felt dry and my voice got scratchy. Sunday at 3 a.m. I woke up with a fever of 101.6. I spent all day in bed Sunday and I felt better Sunday night. I woke up Monday and knew that I had strep. So I decided to call my supervisor then have my morning to rest and get my doctor to call in a prescription. My plan was to feel better in time to go to my two classes and be ready for work tomorrow. As you know by my title things didn't go according to plan. My doctor wouldn't call in a prescription, she wanted to see me. It was fine, my plan would still work. I would see her in the morning then get the medicine and even get to La Salle early to make up some grad assistantship hours. Like I said, it didn't work out. They couldn't fit me in until 4:45 p.m. I decided that couldn't work for me because it was during my first class. So I called my old doctor's office (even though the doctor there is creepy) and wanted to see if they would call in a prescription. They wouldn't because it had been 2 years since I had been there. They had a space at 10:30 to see me though. My plan had hope again. I headed to King of Prussia, planning to stop at BBB to drop off my overdue paperwork (that I did at home without pay like the psycho I am) and then head to La Salle to work a few hours before class. My plan was perfect again. I got to the doc's office (a half hour away) and discovered that they didn't accept my crappy student insurance. My plan was ruined yet again. Discouraged and defeated I headed to BBB. I was feeling angry and resentful at the situation and the medical field and insurance companies. I decided to show them by not going to the doctor at all. I headed back to my apartment to rest because I felt really sick again by this time. I decided to keep my appointment at 4:45 because it would only hurt me if I didn't get medicine. I need to be careful with strep goes straight to the kidneys. So I drove to KOP again and finally got medicine. I wasted two hours today driving back and forth to the same town for doc's appts. So I had to miss class today but I still accomplished the same goal: I got medicine. Moral of the story: THINGS DON'T ALWAYS GO ACCORDING TO PLAN.....I guess it was God's way of telling me to stop and rest. I did plenty of that these past two days. I am ready to get back to work though. Two days out of commission is too much for me.


At 8:19 PM, Blogger Lynette said...

That's a bummer. At least when you get sick you have a good excuse for "being out of commission" I don't get sick, I get allergies and sinus infections which don't usually render anyone's sympathy or even is a good enough reason to take a sick day. (it's like walking pneumonia!) So glad to see you're feeling better!

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I've never had strep but I've heard it's among the nastiest of ailments.... Sorry you had to go through all of that, but I'm glad it's resolved now. Hugs!

At 4:50 AM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

Hey, Jess said "I called IN" on her Sept. 29 post. I guess it's just a norristown thing to say "Called out!" The sad thing is that I think I've converted! ¡Ay de mí!


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