I guess I was wrong. I get back to bed, only to be awoken many more times by stomach pains. I get up at around 8:45 and head to the bathroom, and this time, liquid comes out of my other end, if you know what I mean. I then sent off an email to my Speech teacher, because I have speech at 10 AM to explain my situation, and he gets back tom saying it's OK.
Then I finally muster enough energy to get to the infirmary here on campus. I figure, I get there at 10 AM, get checked out, they give me some medicine, and I'm out of there. Boy, was I wrong.
I get there, fill out some paper work, and notice about 10 others in the waiting room. They see my condition, and they ask me if I want to sit in the main hallway outside the waiting room in case I'd have to use the restroom. Well, I believe I used it three times in an hour.
Finally around 11 AM, I get checked out in a waiting room. A nurse checks my temperature, blood pressure and a few other things, then she brings me to a "recovery room" and tells me to lie down for a while. I use the bathroom a few more times before 1 PM, then I;m told that I need a shot to "take me out" then the nurse consults with a doctor, and and I don't get the shot, but a pill (what I guess to be a sedative). I was knocked out until at least 3:30 PM when I notice that there is a cup of Jello and Gatorade. I don't remember anyone bringing it to me, but I consume it anyway.
At this point I feel fine, so I'm just laying in bed wondering what to do. I get up and open the door of the room to see if anyone is there. After a while, around 5 PM, the nurse comes back, and gives me plastic bag full of informational papers, extra-strength Tylenol, Gatorade mix, Saltine crackers, and a can of Ginger Ale. Then she asks me if I want a ride back to the dorms, and I am still tired, so I say yes.
They call the campus police to escort me back to the my dorms. After a few minutes, a police car arrives, and I expect to ride in the front, but the officer puts me in the back seat. A minute or two later, I arrive back in the dorms, and I then realize that I don't have my cell phone. My keys and wallet are in my pocket, but my phone is nowhere to be seen. So I get on the room phone, and try to call my cell phone. I called my number, and I get a classroom. WTF? I know I dialed the right number, so I try again. Same thing I get a classroom.
Then I try dialing the Campus Police. The line is busy. I try the Infirmary, again, line's busy. So I decide I'm going to make a visit to the Infirmary. They're closed. Apparently they close at 5 PM then re-open at 7 PM. There is a bell you can ring for an emergency, but I don't loosing a cell phone is that big an emergency. So I decide to visit the Police Station. By this time, It's getting dark out, and the Police Station is on the other side of campus. So I head toward the station. I thought I knew where it was, but I end up walking around a block, and then finding it (I could've just cut through a parking lot to get there). I notice it's dark inside, but I see a light on in the back, so I bang on the door.
A lady answers, and I explain my situation, so she tells me to sit in the waiting room. She gets on the radio and calls the officer, and tells me that they've located my phone, and it's en-route to the station. Five minutes later, the officer arrives with my phone. But now I have to venture back across campus to my dorm.
Throughout the evening, I've been taking naps and eating crackers. And now I have a major headache, but I guess I'll better by tomorrow, just in time to take my Geology and Algebra exams.
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