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Slept WAY in, since I was pretending I was still on vacation last night and stayed up super late playing on the web. :) Oj! I must stop that!! I have nothing to say about today so far except about household chores getting accomplished and what we have on the agenda this evening, (which is NOT going to a concert, play, or film, more's the pity) which I'm pretty sure no one else is interested in (if you really want to hear the details of my boring existence let me know, haha). Karin and I are still at loggerheads in most interactions, but nothing as unusual as the other day.

Big dilemma of the moment: what to eat for lunch*

This is a lazyass Saturday morning post if there ever was one!

One thing that drives me (and many other expats) insane about the medical system here in Sweden is the telephone hours most doctors and clinics keep. I've tried 3x to get ahold of my doctor to renew a prescription for an allergy spray and left messages to have him call me, which he hasn't, and spent interminable time on hold only to finally get a recorded message saying, sorry, telephone hours were between 8:15 and 8:16 a.m., please to call back again the Wednesday after the beginning of the month after the one ending in y. argh And now, of course, it's the weekend, when the only option for medical care is the emergency room. So, I'm getting progressively snufflier and stuffed up because I pretty much live with an allergic head 24/7 all year round. Not being able to breathe, not surprisingly, makes me grumpy. What else is new, you say? You're funny, you are.

*(which is a nice change from the big dilemma of 2 days ago which was whether or not to follow through on my murderous impulses, ha!)
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Well, I think I have extra reasons to be thankful for living in a town with a university hospital here, that's the only thing I can think of. The phone hours for our local vårds here are actually pretty reasonable, about 8.30 to 12 and 1 to 4, M-F. Now the phones do stay pretty busy, but at least you have some hours to play with. When I was crying yesterday, threatening nasty stuff, Anders was able to call, punch in our number (and my personnummer, weird, huh?) and I tell you, within 15 minutes, a DOCTOR (live, in person) called back. I was able to describe my feelings of total despair and need for anti-depressants and he's seeing me on Wednesday, since I'm not presently actively suicidal. But again, as I say, we have a teaching hospital here and maybe that helps the over-all medical situation in the community. So solution? Move to Örebro!

Well, our hospital in Lund is a university hospital too, but I was dealing with the work health clinic (a pox on their heads) so my options were even more limited than usual. And I'd say your bout of total despair and depression was much more of an emergency than my need for a nasal spray prescription renewal! :P

I dunno, I've had allergies before and it seemed like it was critical to me at the time.

Oooooooh, yes!!!! Telefontid! An abomination upon mankind!

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