Saturday, July 24, 2010

sickness and health

i am one uncomfortable blog proprietor today. let's just say that between the bar exam drama and the life drama, i ignored a little problem until it became a full-blown disaster, and i spent all. damn. morning. hanging out in the urgent care clinic. nice. so after much antibiotic and painkillers, i am now in bed, about to start the sleep i missed out on last night.

haha. last night. see, here i thought i was going to prove to myself that i could be a big girl and stay in. yeah, that didn't happen. i ended up at a friend's place, watching TV until all hours of the night. i felt a little under the weather, but nothing i couldn't handle. we watched "the hangover" again, just some mindless entertainment, and before you know it, oh-ho, it's 3:00 AM and the trains aren't running anymore. oh, damn; he's been drinking, so he can't drive me home. looks like i'm staying out here tonight.

i don't think i need to tell you what happened next. i mean, nothing earth-shattering; he's not my sexual crack cocaine boy (from whom i am abstaining at the moment - another time), so it's not the kind of experience that needs to be recounted in great detail. but it was a nice diversion from the stress of the exam. i dozed off in his bed around 5:00 AM... only to awaken at 10:45 AM in some of the most intense pain it's ever been my misfortune to experience. so i did what every red-blooded american girl would do in this context: hey, friend i just slept with? lend me your car so i can drive to the doctor. it's best to do this when the boy is sleeping, so his defenses are down.

so that was my day: hours in the doctor's office, cursing my own stupidity and trying not to curl up into a little ball and throw a temper fit out of pain. lovely. but it's funny; when i returned the car, he was still asleep. i walked up to his room and woke him, mostly to tell him about my misadventures, and he said, "you shouldn't take the train home. i'll drive you." now that's what friends are for.

in sickness and in health. hmm. maybe that's not just a throwaway line from the marriage vows the churches lay on us. maybe it's more like the governing rule of friendship: stick together, sickness or health, no matter what. that's a nice thought, and he's a nice guy. i'll have to remember that...


  1. I can't tell you the number of times I've had to rely on a friend to get me to a doctor...fortunately I knew lots of people who had cars when I was in college...I was pretty accident prone, so there were plenty of trips. I hated it though. I like to be able to get myself where I need to go all by myself, and it's a little bit of a blow to my own "I can take care of myself; I don't need anyone else" ego to have to break down and ask for help. Oh well. It's for the best.

    I really hope you feel better soon.

  2. thanks - i am actually feeling much better. drugs do wonders, as do naps.

    my friend definitely gave me a good reality check: he told me, as i described the issues to him and how i thought i could hold out until next week, "wow, how male of you." heh. that was a nice thing to think about...

  3. It's good to have friends who take care of you when you're sick.

    But... given that you need your sleep, why are you posting comments at 3:12am?

    Speaking of sleep... it's 4am my time. Better go get me some. (Sleep that is.)

  4. haha - i use greenwich mean time for my time zone because of an aggregation site i'm part of. i wrote that sometime before 11:30 PM eastern last night.


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