Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sick Again

I've been sick a lot lately. Friends are joking that I am missing an immune system. After I got a fever Thursday night, I decided it was time to go to the doctor.

The doc gave me the once over and said its a normal flu, drink lots of water, take tylenol every three hours. (Didn't even perscribe me anything, two hours of waiting and he says drink water.)

So I say, "I've been getting sick alot lately, alot alot, like three times a month a lot."

And he says, "well you seem fine, do you work in a big office?"

And I say, "Well its only twelve people, and they are all healthy, and I work out, and I take vitamins, and I eat well....."

And he says, "Do you take the subway."

And I say, "yeah but everyone I know does, and they are just fine."

And he says, "well I guess its just bad luck"

Which was advice I would expect to hear from a fortune teller not a doctor.

12 comments:

bitsandgiggles said...

I was sick all the time during my first year of college...and the dr. said it was just due to the exposure to hundreds of new people all at once. Apparently I'd lived a sheltered life up until that point.

Feel better!

scratchie said...

Get well soon. I know what you mean about the doctor's advice. Next time you go check to make sure it wasn't the fortune teller in disquise :O

Jdid said...

a few winters ago I caught every single bug. it was like every other week i was home. sometimes it happens.

S Bess said...

I'm going to need a second opinion. :)Feel better.

GC (God's Child) said...

a fortune teller might be able to help you understand it better.

Miz JJ said...

Doctors have no patience for the flu. They are not very nice about chronic colds either. If you feel like it is something more then you should definitely go elsewhere. The squeaky wheel gets grease.

inciquay said...

I've been sick a lot this year too and I don't understand it. I'm very germphobic and this year I've done a great job of making sure I stayed warm and dry but yet I'm still coughing and sniffley. I'm gonna have to blame it all on you now ;-)

Crankyputz said...

Hello All,
My new theory is to blame in the dead body kissing....me thinks there is a direct link....I am so going to hell....Oh and day time TV is terrible...CP

Abeni said...

welcome to my world. It's a rare day when am not sick!

jennifer starfall said...

maybe you should stop licking your hands after you ride the subway...

and you should live closer to me, so we could go out and drink wine on thursdays.

Crankyputz said...

Jen~but honestly the taste of your hands after gripping grimy staircase handles its just too good to resist.....I am salvating thinking of it just now.

U and Bits and Giggles should live closer just so I can have friends to drink with and tell my shameful dirty stories too..

Marika said...

Bad luck? WTF?

I share your lack of faith in the medical professionals of today...I went in for a series of blood tests a few weeks ago and when I rang to get the results the doctor said told me that my hormone levels were suppressed, and I would NEVER get pregnant that way. Ironically, I had gone to see her to have my iron levels checked, and to have my Pill prescription renewed. And my life is in who's hands, exactly?!?!

Hope you feel better soon...