When you decide to go into medical school the only thing you can really think about is how great it's going to be being a doctor. You forget that you still have four more years of intense studying to go before you receive that acclaimed title. Take those four years and do them in another country (Poland) and it's a recipe for disaster, misery, adventure, and fun.
You know that old adage
doctors make the worst patients.
Well medical students are
Essentially, I did
everything except stop breathing today- but I came pretty damn near close. And
I still didn’t want to go the doctor. (Sad truth: I hate going to the doctor,
like really HATE it).
After about 2 hours of non
stop coughing, gasping for breath, and hoping that the damn albuterol would
kick in (it never did) I reserved myself to the inevitable. I was going to have
to be a victim of the Polish healthcare system.
Asthma + Infection: 1 Me: 0
When I did finally go they
were way to nice to me. (I really could have probably used one of those cranquis
comebacks- “stupid, stupid, stupid”)
To be fair, it has been
way worse before and for months at a time.
Anyways, back to tonight.
I like drugs, drugs are nice. Did they help 100% no, but I’ll tell you what it
sure beats suffocating.
Of course then I’d have an
excuse not to take my final on Saturday, hm….that’s a hard one.
*Update* I have pneumonia. So there you go. Don't wait to go to the doctor if you're sick. Lesson learned.