I have studied all I am likely to study for this test. I feel pretty good about it. He threw out lots of bones in the review lecture yesterday, which I caught via skype. High technology pays off! I stayed in bed all day....and today I feel a lot better. Still nowhere near 100%, though.
I don't know what was wrong with me, but I had a fever, headache and joint aches. No respiratory or digestive symptoms to speak of. I felt poorly over the weekend and bad on Monday, and on Tuesday when I finally managed to rouse from my stupor to look over the microbiology some more, I started wondering if maybe I had meningitis. It's a common syndrome among medical students---to self-diagnose with all the gnarly problems that we're learning about in school.
Then today in palpation class I palpated my own lower right abdominal quadrant and found it very sensitive. Appendicitis? Inflamed iliocecal valve? I don't know. I can't tell you how many times I've said to Suzanne in the last couple of weeks, "Something is wrong with me, I don't feel good." But I don't know what it is. I just know something is wrong.
Maybe I should go to the doctor.
But I am resistant, even though I am working to become one. I don't want to spend 3 hours in the 1st Ave clinic, waiting for the students and professors to discuss my case. It makes me ill to think about.
My energy returned last night, and I walked to school today because I feel like riding my bike is too easy. I just barely get warmed up and then I'm there. I need longer workouts and on school days it seems like the best way to get them is getting where I'm going. Perhaps if I ramp up my body a bit more it will kick whatever is bugging it. I'll keep trying.