|A vast array of meds, instructions, and my おくすり手帳 (okusuri techou, medicine handbook)|
I've always thought it weird that people here will go to the doctor for something as little as a cold. To be honest i think people here depend on the doctor far too much, but i guess if your healthcare system isn't in the crapper *coughgetwiththeprogramamericacough* why not go to the doctor if you are sick, since that's what you're paying health insurance for, right? (Trying to refrain from more rants about healthcare back home).
So, my boss, Mr. Big Bear took me to the doctor today, at the insistence of M-sensei, since i was looking and sounding pretty pathetic. I could just be a big baby, but i hate sore throats and not being able to breathe through my nose!
I've also always heard that when you go to the doctor here, you get sent home with a ton of medicine, and it's true! So i'll be shooting back these pills (and that nasty powder, i'm not sure how exactly i'm supposed to be ingesting that, really) multiple times a day for the next few days in the hopes that it'll help make the few days i am sick a little more bearable.