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Sunday, January 13, 2008

WHAT'S UP, DOC?

It takes an idiot to know one, they say. In my case, it took a doctor. Allow me to explain.

I'd been experiencing flu-like symptoms [or so I thought] for almost a week and a half. It got so bad tho that even my boss was like: Dude, you need to come in late tomorrow - get some sleep, damnit. Yes, it was that bad. I had to work tho, coz we have new equipment that needed to be set up and running ASAP. The ailment came second to the workload. Big mistake, coz my greatest asset is my ability to work.

The short version of this tale of woe is:
The flu persisted so I missed a couple of days of work, then went to see doc for the first time in.... well, never. She was horrified at the absence of any of my medical records. But then again, I was never ill, so I never went to see the doctor, ever. [I'm a regular Einstein, aren't I?]

She told me I had, and I quote,
mild to moderate Bronchitis. [Whatever that is. All I know is that it sucks balls, big time.] After writing me some prescription, she then proceeded to scold me for not taking care of myself, then forced me to set up 2 appointments this coming week, one for bloodwork & the other for a physical. *gasp* I'm not looking forward to any of that, believe you me.

What's involved in a physical, anyhow? I hope none of it will involve any fondling or probing; that would suck. Or blow. And stink.

But it's only a couple of days after taking the prescription that I realized just how f*cked up I'd been. I feel soooo much better. Dude, it's almost like I'd been swimming in some murky, Nyquil-induced stupor only to now break the surface, gasping for air. For the first time this year I'm awake, ladies & gentlemen.

The moral of this rather self-absorbed post is that yo, be thankful for good health every God-given day. Like they say, we can't fully appreciate the sweet without experiencing the bitter, and I just got my first taste of the sour stuff.

God bless & save Kenya.

12 comments:

Aegeus said...

pole sana. get well soon, a physical and blood work, nothing to be worried about, ama me i rushed the doc i met the other day when they were changing my medical cover...we have an arrangement...my company wastes money on my premiums..i stay away from the doctors...works for me!! sucks big time being sick, i cant stand the feeling and its made worse by the helplessness you feel when even the most mundane tasks take so much effort!!!

D said...

get well soon...as per the physical, drop the soap n cough...lol. Just kidding...I can't help u on that one. Seriously though, listen to B-O-B (spelled backwards) get ur rest, and get better. Remember, look out for #1 always!

Anonymous said...

You having a physical? That will be one lucky doc me thinks!

On a serious take care of yourself >D

farmgal

>d® said...

>Aegeus: Tell me about it. I feel claustrophobic every time I'm inside some healthcare facility.
I do see doc's point tho; it's good to know from time to time that all systems are go. Shoot, I even service the whip like twice a year, so it's only fair I looked out for this other flesh-n-blood machine.

>D: Good look. And talking about cough, I was asking your boy Steve-o about the physical & he was like:
Well, they might grab your balls and ask u to cough a couple of times. Great, just great.

>Farmgal: Ha ha, flattery will get you everywhere!
Just to be sure tho, I'll be sure to put on my good underwear that day. lol!

Farmgal said...

.....aaaaand, do you have a vacancy for a 'night nurse' ama?

farmgal

>d® said...

Night nurse? Funny! You mean head nurse? [just kidding]

Hold that thought tho, at least until I recover from the doc's.... uh, manhandle!

Anonymous said...

Lol! I tried to think of a come-back but bilaz...so I'll just hold that thought.

Oh and be sure to give details of that physical. If you indeed go thru with it.

Farmgal

>d® said...

Oh, I've no choice but to go thru with the physical. Doc don't play!
No promises depending on what they do to me but I might, just might, talk a little about it.

D said...

Hahahaha...I gather ur doc is a guy, cuz if not....hahahaha enough said. LMAO @ head nurse. Arent u just the clown? Good luck homes!

>d® said...

Actually, doc is a She. I think I'd rather have it that way. It all goes down tomorrow too. *shudder*

CK said...

Ati you have/had mild to moderate Bronchitis??!!! Contrary to popular belief, kweli you are an idiot! Why didn't you go to the doctor sooner... you de de de? I am mad at you for not taking better care of yourself. Aaaarrrggghh!

CK said...

Ati you have/had mild to moderate Bronchitis??!!! Contrary to popular belief, kweli you are an idiot! Why didn't you go to the doctor sooner... you de de de? I am mad at you for not taking better care of yourself. Aaaarrrggghh!