Uh Oh….Part II

I went to the doctor today. Before I share the results, I would just like to say that my school based insurance is the stupidest plan I have ever heard of. Unless it is an emergency and I have bones and ligaments hanging at odd angles to my body, I am required to go into Boston for every little thing. Now that wouldn’t be so bad if 1) the clinic was on the medical campus [which would make it more convenient for me to go around school] or 2) it didn’t take half a day to plan for a visit.

In the name of cost cutting, the School of Public Health provides something that I like to call “hazard insurance.” Hazard insurance includes trips to a different facility from the school’s clinic only in an emergency situation only (like my leg or arm hanging at a funny angle or blood pouring from places they aught not). So in the case of the funny red mark on my leg, I had to go all the way in to the undergrad campus to the walk-in clinic on a day when I’m not supposed to have to go into town and wait for the next available doctor. It took me three hours round trip to get told that I have a slight case of [i]Tinea corporis[/i] for which I can get an over the counter topical cream back at home.

At least the trip wasn’t a complete bust: I got all of my reading done up through the end of the week. I did, however, lose a lot of time that I could have been spent revising a presentation that I have to give this Thursday. I need to do a lot on it before I’ll be happy with it and tomorrow will almost be a complete loss since I have my internship orientation from 10am to 4pm. Hopefully, Kyle will use that time to get some of his writing done so that I can get right back to revisions as soon as I get home.

Thanks for your prayers, my leg should regrow be fine in a week or so.

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