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.


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.


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.