Friday, May 26, 2006

Natasha's awesome boyfriend

Yesterday I woke up with a little bit of a headache. No big deal - I just took a couple of ibuprofin and started studying for my stats exam. The headache started to get worse so I drank a couple of glasses of water and laid down for a bit. An hour later my headache was so bad that I started to cry.
I decided to call Natasha hoping that she could give me a ride to the doctors. If it was just a sore throat or a bit of a fever, I could have grumpily taken the bus by myself. Natasha answered but could not drive so she asked Matt to pick me up. He showed up to my building ten minutes later where I waited for him on a cement ledge with my jacket-hood up so that I could curtain my teary eyes.
He waited for me at the doctor's office which did not take too long. The doctor figured it was the combination of wine, cheesecake and chocolate from the night before that provoked the headache. This is generally because of the sulfites that occur naturally in red wine, but also because of other ingrediants found in cheese and chocolate. The doc prescribed me some tylenol 3's and off to the drug store we went.
My eyes were still wet and red from crying, and the ten minute wait the pharmacist proposed was so much more painful with the florescent lights. Matt, on the other hand, entertained both himself and I by trying on bright ladies' summer hats with polka-dots, bows and ribbons. The laughter eased my headache. Then we played with kitchen chairs, wine-stoppers and other kitchen implements as we waited. To thank Matt for his help, I bought a pink wine-stopper that looked more like a strange adult toy than a kitchen item. Matt said that he and Natasha do not drink wine, but it would be fun to give it to Natasha just to see what she thought of it. He was right: she thought the same thing we did!
I asked Matt if it was okay for me to nap at his and Natasha's place because when I am sick, I feel safer, more comfortable and warmer in a place where people I love and trust are around. Or, as Matt so delicately put it, "just in case blood starts shooting out your ears."
One two hour nap later and I was feeling great and ready to finish studying for my stats exam (which I think I did alright on).
I have a lot of people in my life I know I can count on in times of need, and it's really cool when someone, a friend of a friend, goes out of his/her way to help you out just because.



Blogger Rebi said...

Glad you're feeling better!

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