I went back to the doctor today and got antibiotics. In addition to the (probable) mono, I have some other unknown plague type variety of illness. So I’m on antibiotics and an order to REST REST REST REST REST which I am having major issues with.
However, I’m actually being able to sleep for 20-30 minutes at a stretch during the day, so this is a start.
And I haven’t had caffeine in quite a few days. So, inadvertently giving it up.
However, this really bothers me.
One of the symptoms of mono is a swelled spleen. My entire midsection is tender (most of my body hurts, but especially my neck and my midsection). When I went to Target to get more bottled water and a thermometer, there was a rude woman – she goes to the same community college I do, I’ve seen her before – who decided it was okay to go on loudly (passive aggressively) about how I ‘smelled’ (to be fair, I smell like Eucalyptus Spearmint), and how “awful I looked” (no disagreement, my sky blue shirt, my valentine fleece pants, my grey hoodie over them.. terrible, terrible. But they were all clean.) and then, as I shuffled by, she decided to TRIP ME.
Cue me dropping everything I was carrying and cradling myself to fall on my back, not on my front, and certainly not on my side.
Because no one needs a burst spleen.
She laughed – not just giggled, laughed – and ran off in another aisle. I picked myself up and headed to the cash register.
I thought I hurt a lot before, but this is even worse. (and no, i didn’t feel anything sharp, just pain going from a dull roar to slightly less than a cooling lava flow).
There was no real call for her to do that. I feel honestly bad for her if her life is that sad that she resorts to physically harming people for her satisfaction. I hope she enjoyed it. I sure didn’t.