Saturday, November 6

It’s probably a virus

So.  Those of you who know me from such social networking sites as Facebook and Twitter will know I have been struck down this week with the flux. I whined about it there, now I’ll whine about it here. (Ok it’s not actually dysentery, just a nasty gastro, but please allow me the small pleasure of my exaggerations). 

Consequently I haven’t eaten much since Tuesday, but last night I ate a bowl of rice and lived to tell of it, so just went for that again this morning.  It is phenomenally boring.  

At one stage I had to take myself off to the quack for a sick certificate for work.  He told me I had the flux gastro, not to eat anything and gave me a list of things to buy from the chemist to ease the symptoms and lighten my bank balance.  Then he told me what he uses for his hay fever (eh?).  And he checked my pulse (it was fast) and blood pressure (it was low) for good measure.  I think he did this just so I wouldn’t be too outraged at the $94 bill the receptionist handed me when I came out of my 6 minute quackery consultation. 

I was still outraged.

Anyway, I’m on the mend…not quite ready for a 3 course meal but optimistic that lunch will be something other than rice.  A Jacob’s cream cracker perhaps?


Z said...

Poor you, hope you get over it quickly. As long as you don't have what Dave got a year ago.

Eyes watering at the bill, I'm busy appreciating the NHS.

Dave said...

Me too.

Anonymous said...

It's an abomination. I will get some back from the public medical fund, but I'll still be about $50 out of pocket.

Never thought I'd miss the NHS.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

i am with Z here~how much :O

hope you are feeling much better!

The Glebe Blog said...

Bicarbonate of Soda Caitlin,it'll clear out all the rubbish.

We in the Wigtownshire Ramblers walk quite often in South Ayrshire.Have you been away long ?

Dave said...

1st December today. Soon be Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, it is too.

Thanks for update Dave.

Dave said...

Happy new year!!