I havent been feeling my best lately. And normally its from kid germs-this time it was from an adult.Anyway, Ive been pushing through scratchy throat, sneezing the most juicy sneezes (eeew), coughing, dealing with congestion, stopped up nose (which is dry from all the blowing), etc. It started slowly, acted like it was going away, and then started up again.
This morning I got up to get ready for work but I just couldnt do it. I felt horrible.I got back in bed and then got up again to make a second attempt only to get back in bed. I was prolonging the inevitable and my body needed rest. After all, it does play a part in your body healing itself.But Im no doctor so what do I know???
I went to the doctor and it was nearly empty. Felt like my lucky day...until I got to the part of asking for a note/excuse for today.
"you are fine. . .I dont give sick notes for colds. . .one day of rest is not going to make you feel better..."
But wait, back up. At first, I was in disbelief. Did a doctor just tell me that rest wouldnt do anything for me, as a sick person??? I rebutted her at first, but soon realized that there was no point in raising my voice more than I already had. It was best I end the conversation and I couldnt let her finish her explanation to do so. I went and asked for another doctor-problem solved.
But not really because there was another copay (no biggie in the scheme of things). In addition, this is not a hospital policy-its hers. shes an idiot and I stand firm in that assessment.And regardless of what I "have" to go in for, I will walk out if she is the attendee.
On a lighter note, I had to laugh at myself after getting the meds. Unlike before, we have to pay for a percentage of our meds. Usually the price is so low, you just scrape the change out of your purse.Today, my initial reaction was, "eleven dirham! Why are these meds so expensive?!" I quickly caught the ridiculousness of what I was saying and payed so I could go home and continue to rest.
Hopefully, I dont have to see that place for a long while!