Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hospital Instead of Market
So, I thought I was doing better last night, but I guess I was just fooling myself. I couldn't fall asleep because I was feeling extremely shaky and my chest was pounding so hard that I was sure my heart would spring out of my body. (This seemed weird to me because I had taken several types of medication that were supposed to induce drowsiness and alleviate anxiety!) Not only that, but my whole body - especially my legs - felt both hot and cold at the same time.
At 6am, I woke up intending to go to the market and sell my wares, but I was still feeling terribly weird and, well, a bit scared too. So, I decided to go to the hospital instead.
As hospital visits go, it wasn't too bad. The whole experience took maybe two and a half hours, perhaps three. And, towards the end, when I finally got to see the doctor who was handling my case I was super stoked because he only spoke directly to me, totally unacknowledging Lucy's presence, and talked pllainly to me as he would to any other patient.
I was given stronger allergy medicine and told that all of the symptoms would go away in a few days. Hopefully, this will be true - I still feel so weird!
Because I didn't sleep very well last night and because waiting in a hospital always exhaust me, I came home, ate brunch, and napped with my two sweet cats.
My boys are good nurses and hot water bottles!