The past few days I have been sick. Like nauseous-and-dizzy-when-I-stand-up sick. I missed class on Tuesday to recover, and yesterday morning, when I woke up I felt okay. Then I got up to take a shower and actually had to sit down in the shower because I felt like I was going to pass out. When I finished my shower I sat naked in front of a fan because I was so hot, and the heat was making me feel even more nauseous. Looks like class was a no-go again. Except I did go to class. I only missed my two early morning classes. The other classes only meet once a week, so I felt more obligated to go.
As the day went on, I was given advice from Nate Bou (who made his own blog today!) to go to UHS (University Health Service). I figured it wouldn't hurt, I mean, at least I'd find out what was wrong with me. I went to UHS before I went to class. I waited in the lobby for a "Dr." to become available. I only had to wait about 5 minutes until I was taken back to a room. But then I sat on the little bed thing that are in all doctor's rooms and waited some more. Finally, the "Dr." came into the room. Let's call him "Dr. Phill," because I really don't believe he went to medical school nor has any medical credentials.
Dr. Phill then asked for my symptoms. I told him I have been feeling nauseous and dizzy when I am up and about. He asked me if I have thrown up, and I replied,
-"Yup. Only once though."
-"Hmm. Only once?"
He then grabbed his stethoscope and listened to my heart beat through my back, took my temperature, and looked into my ear. He then said he would be right back.
I waited for another couple of minutes and he walked back into the room holding his clipboard. What he then told me is what made me doubt his credentials.
"Well, I think that you might have a stomach virus. Or maybe a slight case of the flu. And you might have an inner-ear infection, which would explain the dizziness. If you don't feel better in the next couple of days, come back and see me."
That would be a negative. My dad is making an appointment with my real doctor for this weekend, in case I'm not better.