Posted by Sierra at April 04, 2002 02:17 AM
Apparently Fiji hates me because I have now apparently contracted tonsillitis. Why do I say apparently? Let me tell you a little story about my trip to the doctor's today. Every morning I wake up, shower and head to the Medical Clinic to get my wounds dressed (I'm not even kidding...so don't laugh). The past 2 mornings I've woken up with a killer sore throat that extended through out the day and made consuming the dining hall food even MORE difficult than usual. This morning I decided that I might as well see the Doctor because at least I might be able to get some throat losanges. So I go to her office...which I've been too ennumberable times and this is the conversation that ensues:
"What is wrong with you today"
"Well my throat really hurts I think it might be tonsillitis or something"
"Okay I'll give you antibiotics"
"Oh I don't know if it actually is tonisillits...it could be anything"
"Open your mouth...(without moving from her seat 2 feet away)...yep your tonsils look pink and round. Take some antibiotics. Goodbye"
Now I have been the proud owner of these tonsils for some time and to the best of my knowledge they have always been both pink and round. So I am conflicted...I have these antibiotics that I could take that may help with the burning pain that I get every time I swallow. If I do kill all the bacteria in my body I will have to start all over again in trying to become accustomed to the food and will probably not be able to eat for a good week. On the other hand I am going away for 6 days next week and if I don't take this medication my throat might get worse. In any case I find the medical system a bit odd, although this is not the first time this has happened. Last time I went to the doctor I told him (a different guy) that I "felt sick", he didn't examine me, but managed to perscribe 3 different drugs to help me out...hmmmmm sketchy. So all the nurses/doctors, future nurses/doctors and even all you people who know absolutely NOTHING about medecine let me know what you think.
Her Illness Sierra