It sucks being sick
Seriously sucks. Came down with malaria on Tuesday. Like my mum says “I allowed it enter me”. And as I didn’t have the strength to drive to the hospital that night – part justification for what you would read next, I found a drug and used it. Now my not going to the hospital was majorly because it was night. I was not ready for anybody to tell me “she needs to be admitted”. It is easier going during the day. If dem wan observe, they have the whole day to abi?
Anywayz I used this drug called artequick. True to its name it worked quick quick. I started sweating and all the usual and I was happy. I should be able to go to work tomorrow. So I thought. Wednesday morning, no temperature, no malaria signs, stand up from the bed and it was like something knocked me out. I was dizzy. I couldn’t stand for a minute. Whaow. Just went back to bed and slept the whole day. Woke up later in the day feeling better. Ate and took the next dose of artequick. Same same. Felt better. Woke up this morning and if yesterday was dizzy. Today was all shades of weak. Like someone drained my blood overnight.
Plan B, go to the hospital. Get in to see the doctor and I go blah blah happened on Tuesday I got this drug called artequick. Doctor interjects: you are strong o. At that point I knew I was in trouble. I finish my story and she confirmed the weakness comes with the drug and till it is completely washed out of my system I would be so weak. Wahala. Who approved the drug? And why is it being sold?
Don’t get me started about nurses. I come to your hospital barely able to stand and you tell me you need to weigh me, get my height and all. And am thinking can I just see a doctor? To finish the go here do that ish you ask me to pee in a bottle. At that point I was this close to snapping. Kept my cool and calmly told her I aint doing that. Aint nobody got time for that. I need to see the doctor. Really? You would rather say I faint because you need to have your records complete?
Now I am meant to lay down for 2 days and not do anything but eat food, eat fruits, drink water and juice because I want to flush a drug outta my system.
It just bloody sucks. I hate the feeling of inadequacy that comes with not feeling good. You freaking can’t do nada. The I can’t do ABC not because I don’t want to but because I don’t have the strength to. What am I meant to do for the next 2 days? Last time I had malaria was 8 years ago, May 2006. 2 weeks before I had chicken pox. Yes I remember it clearly. Finished with malaria and in my restlessness to get back to work (staying at home alone kills) I resumed a day before I was meant to. Only to go on a call with a colleague that had chicken pox (early stages and he was coming to work – wickedness).
Please advise. What do I do for the next 2 days? I kent just be sleeping o.