Sunday, March 17, 2019

Not Skeptical Anymore {17 of 31 Slice of Life}

I get home and S says, I thought you didn't believe in using a Minute Clinic.  


I woke up knowing something wasn't right.  A cold had come on yesterday as the day progressed with a worsening cough and my body was aching all over.  As if I had been working out and doing some mega focus on my gluteus.  It was a rough night of sleeping even though I was exhausted.  I decided I needed to figure out if it was bronchitis or possibly the flu.  It's been going around my school and my room had a case this week.  I love my doctors - any of them; all of them and they aren't open on Sundays.  So, I looked up the closest Minute Clinic and met Nate right when the doors opened.  He listened to me with kindness and said let's test for the flu.  I really thought he was going to swab my throat and learned quickly no.  It's a good thing I didn't know he was going to swab my nostril!  Yuck!  I survived and he ran through the rest of my vitals.  All clear and good.  He looks at the flu test - bright red is the final report.  His treatment plan - isolation, medicine, rest, a face mask, vitamin C and sure chicken noodle soup.  I have been having some self talk lately wishing I could have some time at home just me.  This isn't what I had in mind and I'll try to take advantage of it; restfully.


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  1. Oh, take care of you, Mandy! Get all the rest you can. Hopefully someone else will make and bring you chicken noodle soup. I would if I could.

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    1. Oh Ramona - how sweet of you to want to bring me chicken noodle soup. Campbell's Healthy Request is doing the job so far.

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  2. Those flu tests are the worst! I'm so sorry you're sick. Please get well soon. Take care of yourself.

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  3. Oh no! I'm glad you went to the clinic and got a diagnosis so you can begin the treatment. Be careful what you wish for runs through my mind as I read this. Guess I will not let the thought of time on my own enter my mind. Get well soon!

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    1. Careful what you wish for - is definitely something I'm pondering today as I went through my flexible list and keep forcing myself to rest. When I do a bit, a small fever happens - the body is an amazing things sometimes.

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