February blues

The meme states, ” January is the trial month because the new year only starts in February “. Indeed, for me, it started with a bang. There were meetings, and courses to attend, and organised on top of the usual monthly programmes. I also had my side goals which were my psychology assignments. I am just relieved that I took only 2 modules this semester. The new year is not a good idea to be ambitious. I can bear the stress and workload. However, when I am bombarded with health concerns – the motivation kind of wears off and I have been slacking off a bit.

I am having a sore throat with a productive cough and low-grade fever. The fever has subsided but I am left with this hoarse voice that makes my work of talking to patients a bit difficult. On top of that, I have excruciating pain in my wisdom tooth. Prior to this, my dentist did warn me that since it is impacted, it will become bothersome one day due to its growth angulation. I hate that ‘one day’ is now. I couldn’t even go for a consult because I have an active respiratory infection and that has to be settled first before the dental officer could have a look at it. So I have been taking my analgesics (paracetamol + Voltaren), dabbing peppermint oil at my gums, drinking peppermint tea and sleeping in a propped-up position at night cause that is when it hurts most. Helps to prevent blood flow too much towards the head/ teeth area and causes throbbing pain.

I am also on my period which means additional mood swings, lethargy, bloatedness and myalgia as a whole. It’s like ‘we will have to make Minci unwell now – in February, all at once!’. And boy, this is probably me feeling at my worst after so many years. I console myself with what Yoongi has been up to on IG and of course the many silent vlogs on Youtube. I hope next week will become easier cause I really need to get my work done.


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