Sunday, June 25, 2006

Flu bug

Well it was official when the thermometer read 38.5 degrees celcius and I felt like my head had been tossed in a washing machine. I was sick with the flu. *cough cough* I don't fall sick very often but I feel everytime you move to a different town, you body needs to get used to lots of new things, new air, new water, new people you come into contact with etc.

There has been a bad bug going around Australia, it sounds like people everywhere are getting sick. They even put it on the news and the newspapers that there is a stomach bug going around. My poor lil sister in Melbourne even had to go to the hospital as she was getting more and more dehydrated. They gave her two bags of IV fluid! That is quite a lot. Thankfully she is better now :)

It has been pretty busy too, with those dramas at work, with the added excitement of a possum going on a rampage every night at the dental surgery, peeing and pooing everywhere. We set a trap for it and it looked very ashamed indeed at being caught. It was a cat sized thing with a cute face. My employer is going to drive out of town and set it free there. Meanwhile, it smells a bit like a zoo near the roof access where the trap was laid.

We also had our grand opening of the new surgery with drinks and hor d'oeuvres which were really yummy on thursday night. I kinda crashed after that ... I'm driving to Sydney later today as I have my first prac week for my course!!! I will be poking needles into peoples veins to try and get them to forget their dental experience. It will be a bit hard with needle phobes ... but we have cool patches that stick on skin to numb the area. And they really work!!

Hope I have some interesting cases to share here ... meanwhile, I think its back to bed for a bit of rest before the 2.5 hour drive.

4 Comments:

At 11:03 AM, Blogger KirkK said...

Hey Rachel - Take it easy - hope you fell better soon!

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Dr. Mommy, D.D.S. said...

hey there doctor! gone for a while, but i wanted to say hey again! feel better soon, okay? and i have a heck of a case to tell you about...and it isn't pretty.

whatever we had here last month must have traveled to your neck of the woods. if you feel a fraction of how shitty i felt, the man, i really feel sorry for you. come and visit me again!

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger milgwimper said...

Well I hope you feeling better! HUGZ

Cool patches huh? Thats interesting, I have never heard of such a thing! :)

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Hey Kirk... I didn't think it could get any worse! So it has started getting better thanks!

Dr Mommy, thanks for popping in, will definitely stop by to chat with you about patients :D Yeah I think this bug has been travelling the world or something!

Milly! It is a lignocaine/prilocaine cream mix. It works really well!

 

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