Thursday, September 27, 2007

Why Friends are Awesome

So, I've determined my sickness to be a really weird cold. Day 1 (Tuesday): the symptom was mostly a sore throat and a swollen right tonsil. You know, if you try, you can actually touch your tonsils with your tongue (and play with your uvula, that dangling punching bag thingy at the back of your throat), and that's how I know my right tonsil was swollen. Day 2: the sore throat had gone away, only to be replaced by a runny/stuffy nose. I woke up almost unable to breath with both my nose and ears plugged. Almost didn't go to my first class. Almost. Day 3: the runny nose has diminished a bit, but a cough is developing. What kind of illness has different symptoms each day?!

Today, I couldn't taste my breakfast. That was sad. I could feel the banana and yogurt in my mouth, but I didn't taste them. This was all due to having lost my sense of smell for the first half of today (stupid cold). At least coffee is strong enough to be tasted regardless. Mmmm, coffee . . .

Anyway, I'm so glad SR-F is a 2nd-year pharmacy student. She gave me drugs (I mean, medication), haha. It's great. She knows the dosage, so how much to take, and also if there were any adverse effects from taking some of them in combination with each other. I basically took a strong dose of Claritin that lasts 12 hours for my runny nose, and Tussin that lasts 4 hours for my cough. Alas, the Tussin is wearing off now. But anyway, this is why friends are awesome. Particularly friends who can help you with stuff. SR-F was like, "I feel like a real pharmacist." Aww, how cute. :P

Speaking of cute . . . ES-M is the very definition sometimes. Today after Chinese class, he was complaining about a headache and wanting to sleep, but he also wanting to be in the sun. I suggested that he could sleep in the sun but he said he can only sleep with his blanket. "Well, what if it's hot?" I asked. He said he'd take off his shirt and sleep with it off under his blanket. At this point I was practically mentally stripping him, haha (good thing people can't read minds).

4 comments:

J.R. said...

I always need a blanket when I sleep — and I'm almost never wearing a shirt.

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Mike said...

That's sooo cool your friend was able to be your own personal pharmacist!

Aek said...

Yeah, it is pretty cool. Her drugs work better than mine, though I still need more sleep to fully recover.

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