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Being sick is a good way to lose weight!

November 16th, 2012 at 03:52 pm

Despite feeling miserable, I am sort of thrilled to see that I lost 5 pounds from being sick and am down to 140. Just 5 pounds away from what i weighed when I dated Dr. Bob.

It's not surprising since i've had no appetite and have skipped several meals in exchange for something simple and light...a lot of apples, for instance.

I caved today and was able to get the one remainining opening with my longtime APRN, who feels like a personal friend. She's the one who's seen me through the Lyme disease, the poison ivy, my physicals and of course, an untold number of nasty viruses and colds.

I was trying to tough it out without seeing her to save the $30+, but after a full week of being sick, I'm exhausted by sickness.

My ears have been pounding since Wednesday and everything is muffled. 100.5 fever, chills, cough, bellyache, congestion.

She was very certain that what I have is a bacterial infection (and thus, responsive to antibiotics) simply by dint of the length of time I've had it, but also, she said, "becus that's what it looks like."

When i told her the worst thing was the white noise in my ears and the earache I've had, and then she confirmed my complaint by looking in my ears, she got all excited and said, that's what makes my day! When the patient's complaint is borne out by clinical exam! (Or something to that effect.) She's funny.

She couldn't believe i had waited so long before seeing her, to save on the co-pay, and she even told me a back door way to get in to see her where she wouldn't have charged me a co-pay, she said, becus i'd just been to see her about a month ago for my Lyme disease.

Anyway, I popped a pill and am so anxious to start feeling better. she also gave me 2 nasal sprays (free samples) to help with the congestion.

I have to say I sort of blew up at the guy at Walgreen's. I'd been hacking away, beads of sweat on my face and all around feeling miserable hunched over in a corner chair at Walgreen's pharmacy waiting 20 minutes for the prescription even though other customers came and went. He informed they they were out of the drug and could only fill half of it and could i come back on monday to get the rest. I angrily suggested they deliver it and he quickly agreed when he saw how upset i was. I mean, they should do that as a matter of policy if they are out of medication. I did apologize for yelling at him, but i still feel bad becus he looked so startled. I may have to buy him a box of candy or something and apologize again when i'm better. I have very little patience sometimes; it's not something I'm proud of.

The people at the proofreading job, plus the other proofreader who I "share" the job with have been trying to help me out becus I didn't work at all this week due to being sick and I would miss most of my workdays next week due to the holiday plus Friday. The other gal offered to let me work her half of Wednesday so i could at least get one full day of work in that week. She didn't have to do that.

5 Responses to “Being sick is a good way to lose weight!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Frown
    That is very nice of your co-workers to help you out with hours like that.

  2. snafu Says:

    I hope you're feeling better as a result of antibiotics & nasal spray. I understand getting upset at the pharmacy only to learn they can't fill your prescription. This seems the latest characteristic at pharmacies and I don't understand why they don't tell you immediately of the problem. When you're ill and feeling horrid, it helps to call from home or medico's office to make sure the product is available to avoid long waits.

    I suggest you contact the regional or head office to outline your grievance. Telling waiting patients immediately of the problem should be obvious. Often calling the issuer can result in another, similar product substitution. These days a signed fax meets requirements.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    It amazes me how often the big pharmacies like Walgreens seem to run out of medicines. Feel better soon.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you feel much better by this time tomorrow...antibiotics can make you feel much better pretty quickly once they start doing their thing!

    And I sure would take that coworker up on her offer for hours. It is very nice and it will even out later, if you get a chance to return the favor at some point.

  5. PNW mom Says:

    Hoping you are on the mend soon! Wishes for a speedy recovery!

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