Blogmas Day 10: Sick Day :(

Hey guys! This post is gonna be a quickie, because as you can tell from the title, I am sick!!!

I woke up around 11:00 a.m. and was feeling pretty okay. Mom, Dad, Chris, Grandma and I headed out to dim sum shortly after I woke up (Austin was at the gym, I believe). We ate at this dim sum place we’ve never been to, and the food was delectable! My appetite was up, and I didn’t start feeling sick until after we had finished eating.

On the way back home, we stopped by the Marina to pick up some food. My dad, grandma and I stayed in the car while Chris and Mom shopped. By that time, my head was pounding pretty badly, and I felt pretty weak and dizzy. The back of my eyeballs burned when I blinked– yet another tell-tale sign of sickness. I slept the entire car ride back.

When we got home, it was around 2:00 p.m. I went straight to bed and woke up at 6:00 p.m. Originally, I had planned to go out for a Vietnamese dinner with my high school friend, Denis. I was really looking forward to catching up with him and was super disappointed that I had to cancel the dinner due to my health!

The rest of the night has pretty much been comprised of intermittent naps and Netflix and YouTube binges. I absolutely adore figure skating, and I’ve been watching a lot of Evgenia Medvedeva, Elena Radionova and Yuzuru Hanyu– all incredible skaters. At 7:15 p.m., I phoned Chris from my sick room and asked him to bring me some Tylenol and water from downstairs. He kindly obliged, and after I took the Tylenol, my headache got ten times better. I managed to hobble downstairs for dinner at around 7:30 p.m.– Chris had baked some really delicious salmon, so I couldn’t miss out! I’ve been drinking plenty of fluids and going to the bathroom a lot, so hopefully my illness will be gone soon. I’ve had a cold for a really long time now, but it’s strange that only now it would progress into something worse (flashbacks to my 2-week period of sickness at UCLA). My grandma, Mom, and Dad are also experiencing varying degrees of illness. Something is definitely going around our household… Austin won’t stand two inches next to any of us sick folk, since he plans to play flag football on Friday with friends.

I’m sorry today’s Blogmas wasn’t all that interesting! I absolutely hate being sick, which is all the more reason why I should be thankful for my relatively good health.

I guess the one interesting thing that happened today was my questioning pre-med, yet again. Except, this time, I really did consider the alternative of a career other than becoming a doctor. If I decide not to go to med school, I’d probably major in psychology, go on to grad school, and get my PhD. As for what field of psychology I’d go into, I’m not sure yet. There’s counseling, research, teaching, all sorts of options to consider. I’m genuinely interested in psychology, and even though this field may have a bad rep among skeptics, I think it’s important for me to pursue what I love, despite what others think. Over dim sum, I casually brought up this idea to my parents. My dad nodded his head in approval. My mom didn’t object. See? No parental pressure, which I’m utterly grateful for. Plus, if I did just psychology, I’d have a LOT more time for dancing and writing. But again– these are just ideas. I’m not completely ruling out medicine as a career path. I need to explore the medical field and get more data before I make this big change.

Alright guys, I’m going to bed now. Hopefully I’ll be better by tomorrow! Have a good night!

 

4 Gratitudes:

  • supportive parents
  • Tylenol
  • general good health
  • Chris!!!

 

-Belicia

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