Misdiagnosis of the Century pt. II
November 14, 2008 @ 11:38 pm (Permalink)
This November, I decided I had the cold or flu or some sort that began in about late September. However, I decidedly came to the conclusion, where after coughing and being stuffy for more than a month, that I must have some sort of a new infection.
I hauled my arse to the International Clinic in Itaewon instead of going to one of the Korean clinics in my neighbourhood because I wanted a doctor who can speak English to me instead of confusing me with Korean medical terminology. After a five-minute consultation that cost me 30,000 won (about $27), I’ve discovered that I’m suffering from acute sinusitis and need to take antibiotic, which cost me about 40,000 won ($37) for the next two weeks.
I. Am. SICK. Of. Being. SICK. !@#$!@#$!@#$!@#$!@#$ In the past year, no thanks to my previous job of being a day care worker, I’ve come to the conclusion that I HATE any words that ends in “-itis”. Seriously! Here’s my lovely health assessment for the year:
- Tonsillitis in December
- Cold/flu in January
- Cold/flu in February
- Bronchitis in March
- Cold/flu in April
- Tonsillitis in May
- Tonsillitis continued into June
- Cold/flu in July
- Cold/flu in August
- Cold/flu in September
- . . . which turned into Acute Sinusitis in October
- . . . which I still have Acute Sinusitis in November
WHAT A MISERABLE YEAR. I’ve become so dependent on pills, medicinal syrups, Korean herbal teas, and antibiotic this year. My god, I’m a walking bloody pharmacy. I want 2009. I hope to not see a bloody effing pill in 2009!