mean good endings. These are the words spoken to me by one of the school workers. It is hard to see the future in such a positive light, when your present situation reminds you otherwise.
On Wednesday morning I woke up with a fever, stomach and muscle aches. I arrived at school and began having chills. Because of my condition, I was taken to the downtown clinic to have a blood test done for malaria. I was tested for three different types of malaria, all of which turned up negative. Although, the test proved negative, my doctor explained to me that I could still have a mild case of malaria. She prescribed anti-malaria medication (which consisted of taking 24pills over a 3 day period) and antibiotics in case I also had a bacteria (which could have explained my constant upset stomach, fever, and chills). I took off Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from school, and spent these days in bed.
These days more than any other I have missed the comforts of home. I feel that if I were back home, I would know exactly what the problem is with my knee, I could order delivery, I don’t have to deal with the mice or cockroaches running through my house, and I probably wouldn’t feel as bad if I was unable to get around like I am unable now. To top it all off, I have a leak from my bedroom roof. Don’t get me wrong, I can deal with these things, but it’s these things on top of the fact that my knee is hurt and I have either malaria or bacteria in my stomach!! I am beginning to become homesick. Lying around in bed all day probably does that to you. It seems as though everything is happening to me at once and I can’t handle it.
I want to mention that on Friday night there was a reception at the house of the Ambassador from Saudi Arabia. Although, I wanted to attend, I did not because I needed to rest. However, over the weekend I did finish watching the first complete season of the series 24.
I hope those good endings come quickly because right now they seem to be coming very slowly, if at all.