Iím back again! That last message was written a while ago, but I hadnít been even feeling well enough to go to the un-heated common room to send it to yíall. So needless to say, itís time-warp time since it will seem more time has passed since the last message that what hasÖyouíre right, but youíll just need to get over that minor detail! : )
Valentineís Day was nice with cards from my partner and my parents. It was nice that they arrived on the right day and it was good to receive some mail, since I am going stir crazy being sick for so long. There is only so much I can do in my room and now I am done with all of the English language books I had brought back with meóhad to do something when I canít sleep at night because I canít breathe right!
I did go into the office Monday since I wanted to get out of my room and had a few things to take care of. (Also the weather was clear and warm for a change. Itís been cold and rainy most of the time I have been sick.) I didnít stay so long though since I was still not feeling very well. I also went back to the doctorís this week and he referred me to another clinic if I wasnít doing better by Friday.
Friday a colleague of mine was so kind and insisted to go with me to the doctorís. His examination of my nose, throat, and ears was quite thorough. (If you really want to know how thorough, e-mail me!) He sorted out that I have a bad cold and a sinus infection. So, now I am on medicine for four days and need to go back if I am not feeling better in four days. Apropos: They are super tight on medication/drug control here so you can only receive 3 or 4 daysí worth, then you have to go back again to the doctorís. Hereís a bit of perspective, Robatussin Cough is controlled as a prescription and Sudafed is absolutely illegal here.
The good thing is that the medicine let me sleep the whole night through, so I ended up sleeping nearly 14 hours last night. I havenít slept well for the last several days. Well, Iím still lying low and looking forward to getting better. I am also getting super antsy since I am supposed to meet a friend in Onomichi one Sunday this month and then next month my partner is visiting, so weíll be traveling all over!Posted by cassl001 at February 19, 2005 3:55 AM