Okay so for now what I’ve really been up to. The last post was just meant to reflect over my time here and I decided reflection + summary of what I’ve been up to would just turn into a Tolstoy long blog post. We all know how fond I am of writing those. So I am trying to avoid that.
Ummm so when we left off I was telling you guys all about my trip to the Basque Country which was in mid-march. About a month and a half has gone by since.
Well during that time, I’ve been obsessing over my health. Some of you may know how crazy I can get as soon as I don’t feel well. During the trip to the Basque Country, I got some kind of stomach virus. But I recovered about a week later and was fine. But then my throat started burning. And I mean BURNING. It felt like it was on fire. This wasn’t your typical sore throat feeling. I felt like a bonfire was raging in my throat… it felt like hell. Literally.
And then I got a sinus infection during the first week of spring break. The pressure caused by my blocked sinuses made me feel like a zombie. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t sleep. I was miserable. And of course I was looking up my symptoms online trying to self diagnose… never a good idea since all you find online are incurable rare diseases. Which I then become convinced that I must have.
I ended up seeing the doctor about 4 times… which drove me crazy, because I never get sick. I’ve only gotten one cold since being in Europe and that was at Christmas time. I collected so many drugs from the farmacia and ended up going to different ones in the neighborhood because I didn’t want the pharmacists to think I was a hypochondriac (which I am but anyways). After taking a multitude of drugs, I recovered just in time for my parents’ visit. However my sinuses are still hurting… which led my mother to conclude I had allergies and brought me lots of cough drops and Claritin. And I guess I do… but I’ve never had them so bad to the point where they turned into a full blown sinus infection. So as usual, much ado about nothing. The only thing I can do is wait for spring to be over.