Study Boredom

I’ve been studying all week, making summaries in preparation for my English exam on Tuesday. And man, is it boring. I don’t feel at all inspired for writing on Tuesday, and I just want it over with. My mind has already skipped ahead to 28 November when exams will be over and assignments in. There are all sorts of activities I want to do, ranging from video to DVD conversions for Christmas to all sorts of website work, for fun and money.

Just to have a study break and get out the house, I went with my mother on Wednesday to the Kloof Library to choose some children’s books to read to her Grade 1 class

Paul’s sick with bad flu now. No doubt that translates to a boring weekend, where I’ll be just continuing with my summaries, and hopefully working a bit on my forum project.

I still think my immune system is a bit compromised. My dry cough is gone now, with the tightness in my chest, but my throat is still sore at times. And on Tuesday I woke up with my left eye nicely inflamed. Two days of Eye Gene and saline solution later and it’s losing its veiny vampire look.

I think I’m going to start taking Vitamin C tablets regularly to boost my immune system. It also reminds me about something I’ve been meaning to do, but yet have the courage to organise. And that’s have an HIV/AIDS test. I’m not one for buying into government and NGO propaganda but I do think knowing your status is really something every South African should find out, particularly if you’re in a relationship. I don’t consider myself to lead, or have lead, a high-risk lifestyle, but nonetheless I’m terrified to have that little thumb prick, or whatever it is. Although comprehensive counselling accompanies the test, it really is a revelation that can completely alter you life. Being a hypochondriac doesn’t help matters. I’ve even had to forbid myself from watching the House, the strange diseases medical series.


Gareth said…
I have in the past been a bit paranoid about disease, especially AIDs, so at one point to stop myself obsessing, I went for the test.

Its no biggy, just get it done, get your peace of mind. I doubt you have anything to fear.

I'll probably be taking one sometime in the future too, like you said, in a relationship its important, and sensable, to know. ;)

Just don't look at the needle going in. Makes it worse.
Stacey said…
When we bought our house, SRXy and I had to take out life insurance. We had to have an HIV/AIDS test. I hate needles but it's over quite quickly. I am sure that you don't have to worry about the results. It's empowering to know your status and it's definitely something all South Africans need to do. I think that if you are in a relationship you have a responsibilty towards your partner to know your status. Good luck - it's not as difficult as you may think.

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