The pictures are from last week's mineral makeup tryout. They don't really have anything to do with the entry. I was inspired by Andi's presentation today. (more later about the fabulous makeup samples - and other goodies - I received from Aileen. But today, I'm sicky.)
I started feeling not-so-great yesterday. But I was also ... um ... suffering in my ... womanhood. Nothing a handful of Advil and a little nap couldn't cure. But what about these other mysterious symptoms? I drank some coffee later in the day to relieve my throbbing headache. Yes, the one that didn't go away. Now, what to do about this sore throat. The aches. The chills.
Well, I woke up this morning, moaning and groaning like a whiny child. Uh-oh. Sick. My doctor wasn't available today so I was scheduled to see someone else. No one compares to my doctor. My doc rocks.
So, I waited to see this other guy. Meanwhile, I weighed in (no news. still 10 extra lbs in my pockets). Blood pressure and temp were fine. Back to the waiting room for fifteen minutes. I was finally called into an exam room, where I waited another ten minutes. This gave me time to brush up on my Spanish translations of everything that could possibly be wrong with my body that antibiotics cannot cure because it's a virus, not a bacterial infection.
Enter: Young, cute doctor. Not quite like that. Think: propeller hat and scooter.
So Doogie (D) asked me (Me) a few questions about my symptoms.
Me: "I'm achy all over, headache, sore throat. I have chills but it could be period related..."
D: Do you work?
D: Do you feel too sick to perform your job duties? [he was perched with pen and paper in hand, ready to write me a get-out-of-work-free note.]
Me: Uhh...that's all me doc. A note won't do me any good. I'm self-employed. But...thanks?
D: Hmm...Do you have a cough?
He checked my ears and throat, then listened to my lungs through three layers of clothing. Supposedly, good to go in those departments. I mentioned my sore, dry nose. But apparently he didn't feel the need to take a look. [this guy's a mental genius!]
So, No fever: check
Clear lungs: check
Clear throat: check
No cough: check
His assessment was made.
D: It's the flu.
D: Yes, and unfortunately it will get worse before it gets better. Advil or Tylenol for the fever. It'll help with your cramps too.
Me: Uhh...I don't have a fever. And I didn't say I have cramps.
D: I could prescribe something with codeine to help you sleep at night, if you have a cough.
Me: Uhh...no, I still don't have a cough.
D: Okay then, you sure you don't need a note for work?
Me: Uhh...no, I'm still self-employed.
D: Okay then.
Me: As long as it's not strep or pneumonia. Some clients were sick with both in the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to make sure.
D: Well, it could become strep or pneumonia.
Me: Okay then. So...what you're really saying is, you don't know what the hell you're doing.
D: It was nice meeting you. Have a nice week. And take care of yourself.
Me: Yeah, can I have a refund?
I want my doctor. :(