I'm Sick After All! (Take That, Dad.)

Hi everyone! I was feeling so terrible this morning, you have no idea. I was seriously considering staying home, but then my mom had to leave for work and my dad (who, as you guys have seen before, is such a wonderful person but kind of freaks out in mildly disturbing situations) decided that I wasn't actually that sick and sent me to school anyway. :P So that was a fun (?) experience, I suppose!

When I got home my mom took me to the doctor and it turned out that hey, it wasn't just exhaustion - I was that sick! (Dad, I won't say I told you so out loud, but you actually read my blog, so.) I have an ear infection, a fever, and also my lymph nodes are swollen - I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I believe it has something to do with the throat?

So yeah, I have to take the day off of school tomorrow. Which, one hand: um, NO SCHOOL! What's not to love? But on the other hand: man, being sick stinks. I have a friend who gets bronchitis without fail every single winter (I don't even know how that's a thing) and is out of commission for a week plus, and she's perfected the art of getting work done while her body's doing all that virus-fighting stuff. I, on the other hand, do not have that skill. :P I'm one of those people who kind of lies around in a sickly haze only vaguely registering movement out of the corner of my eye, which isn't going to be fun once I have to do all my homework, haha ;)

Plus: PILLS. For some unfathomable reason, the doctor gave me this huge packet of a variety of rainbow-coloured pills - nope, just kidding, there are only red, grey, and white, which are possibly the drabbest colours in existence and are not making this any easier. ;) I suppose I'll have to get over my aversion to pills, and now's as good a time as ever considering I have to take SEVEN PILLS A DAY FOR FIVE DAYS IN A ROW (is that even LEGAL in Singapore?! Come on, guys! Everything's illegal in Singapore!).

Aaaaaand that was my tale of woe for the day. :P I did write a somewhat ranty blog post on books and feminism (hint: gender equality needs to be a thing like, now), but other than that no writing got done today and I'll probably be on hold with FH until I recover from this.

The good news is I've already written this week's Friday Poetry, so hopefully I'll be able to muddle through my sickness-induced haze to post that for you guys! Can't wait to share that with you all. :D

love, Topaz