Monday, I waited patiently for a doctor's call about the Sinus Infection That Will Not Call Uncle. Then, I waited patiently for a prescription to be filled (For the record, Team Chaos did not wait so patiently, which probably explains why chocolate and contraceptives are located so tantalizingly close to the Target pharmacy waiting area.) This is my 2nd round of antibiotics and yes, I did take the 1st round responsibly.
This has been going on since the 1st week of January and after about 4 days, as soon as I realized I most likely had a sinus infection, I went to CVS where I was promptly turned away with instructions to take some Skittles, or something close to that for all the relief it held. The problem with those drive-by clinics is that they do not know me and my own personal, very serious concern on how antibiotics are over-used. Conversely, my own doctor does know me and when I went to see her a week later, she immediately knew I was not getting all Cry Baby on her, this was not just a virus-laden head cold, and that yes, something needed to be prescribed.
So, Prescription #2 was began late Monday night and yes, I took it with a small meal. And very soon after taking it, I was hovering over the toilet purging that small meal along with what seemed to my soul (or maybe, that was just my kidney - it is all blurry now.) Anjali patted my shoulder saying "It's okay, Mama. It's okay". Whoa. She just needs to learn how to hold my hair back and she'll be ready to rush sororities this fall, no?
Oh and it is so very convenient to have a jetlagged husband around the house who is wide awake at 5am to do a Sprite run. Ahhhhh, Sprite - that soothing elixir that has truly stood the text of time, high-fructose corn syrup or not, it hit the spot.
And speaking of Jet Lag, that little bastard has teamed up with Insomnia as of late. It seems they are bound and determined to procreate with the purpose of unleashing some little Supreme Dark Overlord of Sleep Deficit upon the human race. Literally, Manoj and I are two zombies passing during the night and day.
I think none of this is making sense. But, I hate to leave you with weird ramblings so about chewing on this?
Last week a friend of mine on Facebook posted the following: "is seriously annoyed when people say "thinking positive/good thoughts" in regards to something...really do you think your "good thoughts" will have an effect on the outcome??? I guess if that were true and you had "bad thoughts" people would be dropping off all around......"
This entry had me thinking really hard. Frankly, I was a little hurt and a mite insulted. I send positive thoughts to folks a lot. I do not pray and to say that I would pray for someone is a lie. I would hope that sending positive thoughts would be acceptable regardless of religious affiliation. Should it not be about the intent of the sentiment itself? I want to lend online support to a friend, but I do not pray. Furthermore, a few weeks ago, I received so many kind thoughts and prayers myself. Both were equally acceptable to me and I was very grateful to have so many friends sending me nice words and gestures. And no, I do not want to snark on my friend, because that accomplishes nothing. Besides, there is no right and wrong here.
However, I am left wondering now how many others I have offended with my "sending good thoughts" message.
Sigh. And now I am also wondering if it was wrong to post someone's Facebook status here, even if I have given that person a head's up that I was doing so (i.e. this is not behind her back.) For example, I would not post an email without permission, but it seems a status is fairly public.