the difference

so why have you come today?

i’ve had a sore throat and headache for slightly more than a week now.

fever?

no, no fever.

you sure?

*places thermometer on my forehead*

see? 39 degrees. what made you think you didn’t have a fever?

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between a 3rd year medical student who relies on her own flawed judgment and a doctor whose had at least 3 years of work experience, seeing people come in every day with the same symptoms.

so yes, i hit the jackpot with the 20% chance of developing a fever. i am now a temporary druggie dependent on amoxycillin, paracetamol and pseudoephedrine. i slept a straight 12 hours last night (thank God it’s a holiday today!) but my right shoulder still hurts.

hopefully i can give my liver and kidneys a break tomorrow by going off the paracetamol by the end of the day.

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