When I woke up yesterday morning I just knew I was done for - clogged nose, pounding headache, and and extremely sore throat. As tempted as I was to self-medicate I decided to make use of my health insurance. Besides, the clinic was only two bus stops away (walking distance, really, but I am in no mood to walk). The doctor was really nice and I must say, really perky so early in the morning. Actually it was nearly 10, but that's early for a Saturday morning, yes?
So after the whole routine check-up I ended up with these:
Guess how much I paid for all of these?Zilch. They even threw in some lozenges (blackcurrant-flavored yay) and paracetamol to be taken in case I develop fever (I didn't). And they charged me nothing. So glad I went to the doctor.
And I like how the meds are individually packed and labeled. It appeals to the OC in me. ^^
Since the clinic was conveniently located inside a mall, I decided to buy some comfort food (and I had no non-spicy food at home and the doctor advised against it).
Lots of soup since I have zero appetite and sense of taste. And when I'm sick I usually crave for something hearty.
Orange juice and grapes. When I was young my mom would always buy us grapes when we're sick. I prefer the green ones but the red seedless grapes were on sale so... :p
Random crackers to go with the soup. The bottle of honey lemon was a lifesaver. I swear. A couple of squeezes into a mug of hot water makes for a super soothing drink. I'm nearly halfway through the bottle and I'm thinking of bringing it to work tomorrow.
So that's my weekend care package. I guess it's pretty effective (coupled with lots and lots of Skype ^^) because I'm ready to report to work tomorrow. Not that I wouldn't appreciate an extra day in bed ;p