I know, I’ve been away, gone from the blog world for quite some time, but really up until today, in fact, up until a few hours ago, I was feeling like a truck had run me over. So not really in the mood for writing. Although I have to say, I know I had some good ideas between fevers, but I can’t seem to remember them now.
Anyway, since I’ve been cramped in my apartment trying to kick this thing, there has been no moving forward in the dating scene, so nothing to report there. Work wise, well, I haven’t been going, not being able to get up from bed and all, didn’t quite help much in that department either. It was just today that I ventured out to a meeting at the research center, and a stop visit to the CU Health Center. They of course, were of no help. It seems the only thing those people are good at is taking my money every semester.
Apparently, I have either a cold or a flu, neither of which is caused by a bacteria, meaning neither requires antibiotics to get rid of. So of course, they were not going to supply me with any. Lucky for me my sister had some she had brought back from Venezuela, where they actually do sell these over the counter, because there people are capable of determining when they need them and when they do not. So today, on my second day of antibiotics, which apparently are useless, and will not do anything for my viral condition, I am back again (sort of). Energy levels are slowly coming back, and I can somewhat hold a conversation without running out of breath.
You know, these US doctors told me the same thing when I got influenza back in 2000, and it wasn’t until I flew back home and Venezuelan doctors saw me, and gave me -yes, you guessed it! Antibiotics!!- that I started regaining life. I really thought I was dying then, but I’ve wised up since. It’s better to have a hidden stash than to have to fly home on a $1000 or more ticket to get some.
So, I’m not 100% A-ok yet, but I’m getting there. Not to the help of Tylenol Cold, rest, and lots of fluids, which is what they prescribed here. But thanks to, my new best friend, Azitromicina 500mg.