Sickness Woe

there are a couple of things i do not like about being sick:

1. going to the hospital usually takes an extremely long time. i was there at 10:30 in the morning and left at 2:30 in the afternoon. the doctor wanted to be sure i did not get the dengue fever. thus, i had to run the blood test. having the needle poke into my arm was less painful than i expected. anyway, the test result took 2 hours.

2. being sick when you live alone is no fun. last night, i was trying to sleep all the while missing mom and sisters. not only do i have to take care of myself but the other chores i need to get done e.g. doing dishes, laundry, filling water bottles and getting food. i know i do not need to do all these in one day but it would be nice if i did not have to worry about it too.

3. everything in my body just hurts and groans. and sleep comes so difficult. last night, i felt like i was floating on the sea…i dreamt about crazy things…i knew it that i was not having a deep sleep. i went to bed at 9:30pm but i got REAL sleep when the clock hit 3:30am. brutal.

4, the expenses is just sky-rocketing. it was as i expected, about 3,000 baht. ‘~’ i thank God that i can reimburse the bill with compassion. what happen to those who cannot afford?! but again, the consulting and seeing the doctor was reasonable but the blood test was the reason why it costs so much.

my fever is 37.9 degree celsius high. though it may not look that bad, it feels terrible. and all i wish right now is someone to be by my side and a good dose of uninterrupted sleep.

so…i do not have the dengue fever at this stage. but the doctor is going to run some more blood test just to be sure. and he will call me again in 2 days.

at least it is good that i can stay at home to rest for a few days. i thank the Lord for this.

please continue to pray for me.


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

6 responses to “Sickness Woe

  • monica @ transplanting me

    mink – i pray you feel better soon. take it easy. no need to worry about the laundry – it’s looking like it’s gonna rain this evening, so it wouldn’t dry anyway! 🙂

  • Kristie

    Hey Mink….praying for you that you feel better soon and the skies get sunnier! But hey you can use this time to do something special for yourself…read a good book, watch a favorite movie, you know the things that get swept under the rug when you are busy!

    • Minkster

      thanks a lot, kristie. that is a really good idea. i actually just finished the 2nd season of grey’s anatomy. and i’m trying to finish a book called “captivating” (have you heard of it before?). so being sick has something good to it too.

  • Juli Jarvis

    I’ve been praying for you and will continue. I loved your post about the rice planting. I, too, will never look at rice quite the same. I can’t imagine people working like that all the time. Last night I looked at the label on our rice package, and it was from Thailand! Jasmine Rice — yum! Heal up soon, and God bless–

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