bacterial vs viral

whatever it was, i cannot remember feeling so miserable for 6 days for a long long time now. 39 degree fevers, throwing up, coughing up all kinds of stuff (i mean literally), nausea, giddyness, headache and a stuffy nose just aint pleasant.

Anyway this is the 7th day and I finally stepped out of the house and back to uni. All thanks to poor mr R who took care of me these days. Honey lemon water, mug of water, cold towels, fraiser episodes to watch, assurance, speed dialing for a doctor on a public holiday (that was hard), food that i can keep down (that wasnt easy either)….without him, i probably would not have made a recovery today.

I have to admit i wasnt a good patient either. Spending 5 days in bed isnt funny- i’m not the sort that can just ‘rest’. Rest to me means reading (which i couldnt as i was having all these headaches), watching tv (no shows), going somewhere i enjoy (obvious reason why i couldnt), sleep (think my body was in conflict abt that, one on hand i slept too much, on the other, it needs to get some respite from all the external attacks), laugh (throat hurts)…etc

In other words, resting when i am sick feels horrible. Fine, i am more familier with working. there, i admit it. =(

I am suppose to pace myself after this attack of virus/bacterial (or a combi of both? doctor couldnt tell!) slower and take things easy. For the first time, i got an extension for my presentation. Suppose to present last night-there was no way i could talk without spitting out a furball first. Will be presenting on week 13 instead =(

Well, i AM glad that my health is slowly returning. Makes me realised how i took it for granted sometimes.

For those who thought of me and/or prayed for me- Big hugs and thank you 🙂 I appreciated it. If you didnt, it’s ok. just say yes to make me feel better anyway.. :p

celery and carrots

Blame it on PD- I have decided that my favourite snacks from now on would be carrots and celery. Apparently, if you munch on them all day, the energy needed to digest them would be higher than their calorie content. Therefore-weight lost! ok- fine, and then you need exercise to maintain them. Of course, I would probably turn orange and green by the time it works…..The other thing of course, is to eat ice (i am sure my dentist will disagree).

Is not just me, is the whole bunch of girls in uni that decided that celery would be their snacks from now on as well. You should see our mini-fridge…I could count at least 1 container of celery and one bunch of them…

Since i need to lose more weight, might as well.
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Let’s see, I had two ‘weeping’ sessions in PD’s office last week for no apparent reason at that pt of time. I told him it was just a bad week. He had to Q me on 1) sleep, 2) pleasurable activities, 3) mood.. etc. I looked straight at him and say “PD, i am NOT depressed, i am just having a bad week. Having a student yelled at you, parents arguing in front of you and a client that said she hates psychologists and asians, and u and Pia pressuring me on client hours does have an effect you know” He laughed, at least that worked.

The good news is- so far, i’m not failing my placements. Apparently they have to inform us in the next few weeks if they think we are not doing well. PD said Cl and I are doing fine and we are not failing- which is always good. I am getting quite nice feedback from PB about my videos (wait till next week, i reckon it is not as good). PB (child supervisor) is amazing sometimes, she watches pretty much ALL our videos. Cant hide from that woman.

The merger of curtin and murdoch- SW (clinic coordinator) apparently was nervous about it. Well, it seems that curtin only start their placements on 2nd semester of their first year and seeing ONLY 2 clients a week (I am sure V will agree with me on that one.. 2.. only 2…) and having alot less supervision than us. I dont think the merger will do the clinic any good though. The positive thing is that the department will get more funding-something that the university desperately need to grow. Oh, and revamp the LIBRARY for goodness sake. IT is PATHETIC.

Other than that, University of Perth sounds…. weird so is Curtin Murdoch University and Murdoch Curtin University. =( Of course, there are other things, such as the quality of teaching, student-staff ratio, treating students like numbers…etc etc. U get the hint, i’m not that into the idea of the merger.

parenting

I saw opposite ends of parenting.

“parenting is a hard job.” i never refuted that. In fact, that is what i believe in. Of course, people might say that I’m not a parent, how would i know.. but hearing and witnessing is bad enough.

When will some parents know that their behaviors influenced their children as well? No, it is not just ADHD, anxiety, OCD or whatever disorders we can think of under the sky… no matter what disorder is that, surely we can help support children by changing the environment for them, with them?

My heart aches, but it is parents’ free choice. The choice is for parents to make. It is not my role to make decisions for parents. Neither is it my role to babysit and take over parenting.