Friday, 31 July 2009

Last minute stress caused by others and I'd like to kill him !



Can you believe some people ??
I so hate namedropping/attention seeking personalities...OK, before you even start on me...I'm an attention seeker too - even on a weekly or daily basis - but I'm not the type to ruin someone's holiday even before he/she is on that plane !
This morning after hubby and I read our newspaper and listened to the morning news, we went down to have some coffee (black for him) and breakfast (eggs, OJ, bread still warm and a variety of cheese and fine meats, cappuccino for me), hubby took his cranberry out of his pocket and said in a very serious way, I have some BAD news !!
OMG, my stomach shrunk in a second, my heart started beating in my throat and I became even paler then I already was...
A guy who works for hubby, let's call him Mr Lake, announced by email he had to stay home cause there might be a chance of him having the swine flu !!!
(now in that Achmed, the dead terrorist voice) : I kill you !!
Just this morning the news was announced a 34 year old healthy woman, died of the swine flu here in Belgium.
Shock and horror cause it seems like, when you are young (under 40 and I'm still under 40, I really am !) you're immune system seems to be getting to work harder once the virus has hit you... Older people (people from the 1930ies, 40-ies and 50-ies) have something in their system that KO's the virus faster.
The message of Mr Lake also suggested everybody who'd been near him these last couple of days, should go to a pharmacy and ask for 'Tamiflu'...
Now, in Belgium, you just don't get any pill like that and I called our local pharmacy to check if we needed any prescription. What do you think ? Of course we needed some !
...( hate the Lake guy even more at this point) ... and I said to hubby in a rage how the hell we should have the time to go the doctor's with not a single suitcase packed yet and we still need to do some last minute errands. 
My brother in law needs stuff while he's housesitting for us and I don't want the poor bast*rd to have empty cupboards (or only filled with puffed potato crips) ; also will he need a room stashed with kitty cat goodies, foods etc. ... to pamper our 2 cats while we are gone.
...
When I came to think about it, if I was to die on holiday I could already see the obituary in my mind...Dominica born in Lier, Antwerp, Belgium - Died Capri, Italy ...sounds intriging no ?
I immediately thought about a book I once read by Connie Palmen, called Lucifer, that was based on the true story of Marina Schapers, a Dutch actress who died in Greece. In the book she fell off  a cliff...
No wouldn't it be so much more 'drama' to hear someone fell off a cliff instead of 'she died of Miss Piggy flu ...??'
...
So back to the cheesed*ck who gave us some extra stress.
Hubby tried then to call our doctor who lives on the left bank to see if we could have a last minute appointment.
Now, this doctor's last name is Claus..(I'm not kiddin') and I could almost drag him through the phone and give him a big smoochy cause he was Santa Claus for a moment to me.
Keep it cool he said. If I had to take those pills everytime I came in contact with a sneezer or nose-drippin' patient...I would have to take Tamiflu every day, twice !
So no worries, you would have had the symptoms by now cause it's like +48 hours since you had contact with the guy.

...
Thanks Doc ! For not taking advantage of a woman with some panic attacks and great nervousness since she's going to fly (and puke) pretty soon !
My BFF stashed me with some Xanax, Movicol (do put in a stinky plane neighbour's drink who needs too much space ; he will be on the toilet the entire flight !! Extra space for me ! Yay !!)
Chocolate-nuts comfort binge eating cookies to eat away any stress that might occur before/during/after the flight (then comes the boat).
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I'll let you guys in on any Xanax story as I am a Xanax virgin.
So forgive me if the first handwritten postcard will be drousy or full of crap.
So still 1 day left to mail me your shipping/post address to get that exclusive Capri card !**

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**mail to : ohdeer@skynet.be (before Saturday night CET)



6 comments:

diane said...

You must have felt a wreck after all of that, you poor girl. I'm glad you kept your sense of humor, your pictures are funny.
Have a wonderful time, and please don't let the fear of flying stop you from having fun. xo d

Taylor S. said...

WOW! is all i can say. Poor you. Just remember that in a tough situation, inhale deeply and go to your happy place. Cute picture!
xoxo taylor

King of New York Hacks said...

Repeat what was said above but ....EXHALE.. ;-)

Dominica said...

@Diane
I was just MAD !

@Taylor
will do !

@KONYH
thanks and thanks for visiting my blog !

Dr.benjamin said...

Xanax is known to be an FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) approved medicine for treating panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety related to depression et al and further details on Xanax info make it apparent that xanax is meant for short term treatment of anxiety.

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