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You might have noticed my lack of internettage.

Last week, I spent most of my time lying on a couch and groaning, wishing I felt well enough to go outside and actually interact with the world. This week, God answered my prayers by landing me in hospital, where I can interact with as many nurses as my heart desires.

(Nothing serious. I'm just having digestive issues, and they want to keep me on a drip for a few days.)

It's rather unnerving being in a foreign-language hospital. For one thing, I've discovered that my language skills plummet whenever I feel dizzy – leading to a lot of baffled nurses wondering why I'm unable to comprehend things I understood five minutes ago. And for another, I'd feel a lot more calm about taking medicine if questions like "Did they actually say this was a suppository, or was that just my imagination?" didn't keep occurring to me.



Anyway, still in hospital, but now with limited internet. Hurrah!

Date: 2014-03-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
curiouswombat: (hug)
From: [personal profile] curiouswombat
Meep! I think it must be something in the air - a friend's niece has also been in hospital within a couple of weeks of moving to Germany, too!

Date: 2014-03-26 04:16 pm (UTC)
brin_bellway: forget-me-not flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] brin_bellway
Ouch. Get well soon.
(Was it one of those stomach bugs that everyone else shrugs off in a couple days but lays you out for weeks? If so, judging from my own experience I recommend Sherlock fanfiction. It won't make you physically any better, but it's very helpful for distracting you from how much pain you're in. (Watching and/or liking BBC Sherlock is not a prerequisite for this strategy. It doesn't really matter much whether an adaptation is one level removed from the source or two. Fanfiction's just easier to come by.))

Is it really that hard to understand why someone who (I presume) speaks with an Australian accent might have trouble with German when distracted by illness? Or to understand that she may well feel significantly more ill some minutes than others?

Date: 2014-03-26 04:44 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Default)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
Oh gosh! Take care! I hope you are all better soon.


Gabrielle

Date: 2014-03-26 07:07 pm (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
That sounds like no fun at all. I hope you feel better soon.

Date: 2014-03-26 08:16 pm (UTC)
bruttimabuoni: (wreak my revenge)
From: [personal profile] bruttimabuoni
Woe. That's not good. Glad you're in good if German-speaking hands, though.

Date: 2014-03-27 11:42 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
From what I hear about German medicine, assuming it is a suppository is a pretty safe bet!

Date: 2014-03-27 01:47 pm (UTC)
nimthiriel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
Meep! I hope you feel much better soon! *hugs*

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