Well, hepatitis would be one diagnosis that would explain the hives and abnormal test results. (Dr.)*I know it's Ramazan but I embellished this conversation. And they're not lies, they're merely the equivalent of body glitter. Kinda weird but sparkly and fun.
No, I don't want that. (me)
I can't help you there. We'll give you a shot in your butt and here's a prescription until we get the blood test results. We'll be taking all your blood right away, after much jostling in your itsy bitsy veins with a needle. (Dr.)
"Umm, hey, OUCH!" (me)*
I still have hives and was about to have a crying fit over the potential hepatitis diagnosis until I looked across the green lawn and noticed a red-haired woman, in head to toe black, receiving hugs. She was in the parking lot of a funeral home.
So, yeah, it could be worse and if I do have hepatitis, it's probably hepatitis A, which 'resolves spontaneously.'
And I got my rescheduled plane ticket. I'm looking at leaving at the end of the month, Inshallah.
Tomorrow, lunch with pushy former room-mate, Inshallah!