Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not Funny At All

Being sick is not funny.

Trust me. It's not funny callng your boss to say you are sick. Nor is it funny to hear your British supervisor chirp back at you that she will cover for you as long as you go and get yourself a hot cup of tea and get into bed.

Nor is there anything remotely funny about calling for an emergency appointment...at the dermatologist's office. And it's not either very funny to sit in a waiting room with eleven people ahead of you, fighting the urge to punch their pimply faces and rush ahead of them screaming "I'm the only one in here who is actually SICK! All of your acne treatments can wait!" And it's really unfunny watching those eleven people stare at you because you actually look sick. IS THIS A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR WHAT???

It's not funny to hear the doctor tell you that you need to see another specialist. Nor is it funny to have that chirpy receptionist tell you that you have a $40 copayment for specialists. And it's least funny when you realize that you are gonna have to fork over that same $40 the next day.

It's not really funny to spend an entire day in bed. Nor is it funny to get up out of bed just so you can "go to bed." And it's not funny to get out of bed and discover that you can't really be out of bed after all.

It's not either funny when you realize that the "sick day thrill" of our youth is completely gone. Nor is it funny to realize that you just got hungry for the first time in days but you are too sick to get up and get food. And it's certainly not funny to find yourself bored out of your wits because you can't get up for your computer, and you can't sleep cuz you are in too much pain.

I'll tell you what is funny. The wifi that usually stops about five feet short of my bed was picked up on my iPod. That's funny! And comments from people who feel bad for me and want to entertain me might be very funny! ;-)

11 comments:

Brochi said...

Refuah Shleima! Is there anything i can do (from a distance of 8 hours)? I hope you're all better soon.

Big N8 said...

Be healthy soon again. It's true what you said about kids having an ill-thrill (fun to say) when they are sick they can skip school and get plenty of attention. When adults get sick (i'm not yet sure in which category i belong in) they don't wanna miss work because they realize that they will have to work double as much when they get back (sucks to be you) and not only that but you are alone and without attention... that only makes it worse

I sincerely hope you get better fast (and that you did not type this post on your ipod)

G6 said...

Refuah Sheleima.....

But is the dermatologist's office really the best place to get that strep throat treated ;) ?

Now get better fast.... don't *make* me come over there and do impressions....

ms said...

Refuah shelaimah!
Focus on getting better, not on everything you "should" be doing while you're sick, or else the anxiety will just make you feel worse...

Freeda said...

Not much to say 'cept refuah sheleimah bekarov!

itsagift said...

Hope you have a BIG refuah shelaima!
I was thinking of coming to visit you in a clown costume and bringing my little brother along to do the juggling...will that help cheer you up? :-) LOL

Something Different said...

Brochi- Thanks, so nice of you to offer but I'm good. On the mend, B"H.

BN8- about 98.8% of my posts are typed up on my ipod.

G6- Please do!

MS- Don't worry, I feel no guilt at all! :-)

Freeda- Amein! Thanks

IAG- Cmon over! Maybe hitch a ride with G6

G6 said...

G6 doesn't drive :(

Something Different said...

G6- 'tsok, I'm on the mend now :-)

the challah lady said...

i truly know how you feel.
:)

Something Different said...

TCL- Lol, sisters in pain, huh?