Thursday, January 04, 2007

Random thoughts ... glah.

Things are grim when the nurse at the doctor's office takes one look at you and says, "Whew! I guess I don't have to ask how you're feeling!"

I won't complain about that though: I'm lucky enough to have a doctor at all, much less one I can call at 8:00am and book an appointment for 2:10pm the same day. There's something about having a family doctor, one I share with Pynchon and Miss Baby, that just makes me feel so so responsible, and also like this new town is becoming our town. We're in a family health centre practice, too, so that means access to goodies like a dietician, of whose services we will be availing ourselves next week, as Miss Baby is being raised by a vegetarian (me) and a non-cook (Pynchon). All we had to do to luck into such a situation was get knocked up, and then follow-up on a timely tip from the midwives. And here, there are more than 10,000 people in the region who rely on walk-in clinics and Emergency. It shouldn't be like winning the lottery to get decent health care.

Any-hoo.

Pynchon made me call the doctor this morning as my head cold is getting steadily worse. I'm just glad I was able to make it (-ish) through my first day of teaching yesterday before collapsing in a puddle of snot today. (Sorry.)

I don't care if they laugh at me, as long as they help. So the verdict is: sinus infection PLUS chest infection. With $100 antibiotics. Boy, when I get sick, I do it right :-)

I was going to attach a cute baby picture here. But Blogger won't let me. Grr. And also, I've just discovered that my document full of blog-topic gold has mysteriously disappeared from my computer. So now I'm bummed out, and feeling dumb. Hooray.

2 comments:

cinnamon gurl said...

So sorry you're so sick... that sucks, especially with a baby! I hope the antibiotics kick in fast and you feel better soon.

Alpha Dogma said...

Wow. $100 worth of drugs. None of it for social purposes. Egad.