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Too Much Fun In The Sun

YOU know when you're feeling under the weather, there's only so much of games and gossips from the social networks that can hold your interest. Fifteen minutes into waiting to see your doctor, you irritably dump the phone into the bag (with a sigh) and start studying the ancient posters of cardiovascular diseases that map the clinic walls. Arms crossed and with impatient foot-tapping at that. I was losing it already after 30 minutes of waiting my turn at my favourite doctor's office today. Dr V is a nice lady with a kind face and gesture. Maybe that's a problem because people tend to like her so much they end up pouring out their life stories to her while I'm outside, staring aimlessly at a cross-section of a human heart for the 100th time. Heartless people. 


Finally at the 40th minute, at the creak of a door, waddled out a vision of horrid pain. He must've been a kid in his early 20s, looking pretty disorientated with all that pain that I could feel for him. Both his legs were swollen out of shape - sort of reminded me of my own after a bee sting. When he moved, he couldn't keep his lower back straight or his legs together. From the frontdesk conversation, I learnt that his mobile phone had ran out of credit and he couldn't make out-going calls. Taxis too, for some reason had refused to drop by the area although it wasn't exactly a peak hour. From the looks of it, he was in no position to even walk out of the clinic. Then came my turn to see Dr V. 


"Hello doctor ! How are you and what's up with him?," I asked with my thumb pointing back at the noisy door. 


"Severe sun burn"


"Oh wow. Really? Too much fun in the sun. The whole body?"


"Just the lower body," said Dr V. 


"Ouccccccch! He's panicking out there. I hear that he lives nearby, if he still can't find a cab, I can drop him home," I offered. 


I know. I know. My dad did tell me not to pick up strangers. But this person couldn't have managed anything to save himself from a bug. Each movement would've probably caused him shooting pain in a thousand different directions. Plus, I can kick and punch and bite. 


After my session with Dr V, I offered the boy-in-pain a drive home, but his condition had also caught another nice person's attention. He was set to go with him.


My diagnosis with Dr V? Apparently I'm an adrenaline junkie who's going through a mean withdrawal. She sent me home with some Dormicum. I suppose counting sheep is not really helping me at this point. 

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  1. OUUUUCH. Ugh, how gross (the sunburn). Hope the drugs work for you!

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    1. Poor boy. He looked like a cooked lobster.
      Thanks Gia :)

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  2. I'm with Gia on this one, ouch! I feel sorry for the poor guy, to have sunburn that severe sounds horrendous, here's hoping the guy's okay now. It was so nice of you to offer the guy a lift because he was in pain too, I hope you feel better soon as well.

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    1. yeah, Matthew he was. i think it's gonna take him some getting used to the pain before he heals.
      i couldnt ignore him :) thanks

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  3. Which is why, as tanned as we Malaysians are, it doesn't hurt to use sunscreen - even on the legs ;)

    Hope you're feeling better :)

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    1. true dat. its basically burning skin, whatever colour.
      but this dude was a mat salleh. i think he must have slept off under the sun after some drinks :)

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  4. Ouch indeed, oh that would hurt. You biting would hurt too..hahaha. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. hahaha. hope i'll get better soon too :)
      thanks

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  5. Have you been taking adrenaline as a drug or manufacturing it internally from too much excitement? Maybe you need to take up bungee jumping.

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    1. i was manufacturing it internally from too much excitement, GB. now that i'm unable to manufacture as much, there's withdrawal :p
      bungee jumping ? my heart will jump out before my legs :D

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  6. You need a new phone or some new apps. Then you'll never be bored of it. I don't know why but I love Tiny Tower. :(

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    1. yeah Damien. i should be more adventurous looking for new apps.

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  7. The kindness of strangers… :)
    Hope the Dormicum helps – but don’t get addicted to it!

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    1. yeah. D is good, i had a night of uninterrupted, much needed sleep, Beth.

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    2. I've never heard of Dormicum. It sounds vaguely sexual.

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    3. now that you mention it, Nursie :)

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  8. Always good to know you can kick and punch and bite. Just don't do it to me or else I'll have to stare aimlessly at a cross-section of a human heart... ;)

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    1. oh yikess, RC.
      you can also kick, punch and bite then :)

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    2. So tell me... how was your weekend, Jaya J? I hope it was great. How's the pain in the neck?

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  9. How kind of you to be willing to take a lobster home, and then you find out that someone else was kind enough to offer. That's cool. But how do you get your adrenaline? I thought it was usually a needle in the heart. Jaya, please stop doing that to yourself. I'll stop my steroids that are giving me such amazing muscles if you will quit with the adrenaline. Actually, I don't mind easing off on some of my drugs. I'm growing a beard and mustache. sigh

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. hahaha. mine is from an active lifestyle. now that i'm unable to be as active as i used to be, it's been a bit of struggle. but i suppose there should be a way around it, Janie.
      hmm. steroids? waxing is key :)

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  10. My problem is I don't sleep (ever) but when I am active, I sleep well. I think I need to do less blogging and more running!

    Hope ya feeling better!

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    1. that is true :) but even when i used to run, i couldn't sleep - i was just too active some days hahaa
      thanks

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  11. Why don't you count redbulls?

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    1. if i can spot em, i will, Copyboy :)

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  12. Even I can feel that guys pain...

    I also tend to tell my doctor everything thats going on in my life ;P

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    1. i cant say that i've never spoken to my doc about my life but sometimes i get disturbed with the thought of the waiting patients outside
      but yeah, sometimes talking to your doc helps too, Azra.
      :)

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  13. Feel better soon and lay off the adrenaline. ;)

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. thanks Barb and welcome here !
      :)

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  14. I hate the sun. I'm a Nosferatu.

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    1. i wouldnt let myself bake in the sun but i love a sunny day :)

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  15. Wow, sunburn does that to you?? Wow, poor guy.. nice of u to hv offered him a ride, Jaya.. very sweet of u...

    glad alls well on ur side.. I'm actually paranoid bout doctors n medicines.. try avoiding them like the plague..

    ...unless of course, she's cute ;)

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    1. i like doctors :) always have.
      thanks, Raj.

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  16. I always find a good glass of red wine helps me to unwind, but occasionally it has quite the opposite effect and I find that I'm moving like John Travolta on the dancefloor!

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    1. that's coming from the world's best dancer ?
      :p

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  17. In addition to the pain, that sort of sunburn sets you up for skin cancer later in life.

    I hope the new meds help you.

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  18. Ouch the skin peeling pic reminded me of the time i went to a fayre and got so burned i looked like a strawberry. English people burn sat next to a toaster.

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    1. i believe you :) they do burn fast.

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    2. and welcome here !
      :)

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  19. Worst sunburn I had was back when I was young and stupid I went into one of those stand up tanners. I was lobster red with white circles around my eyes.

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    1. hahaha. sorry but i just imagined it :)

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