Back, many, many moons in a time when I thought I could have a career as a Canadian log roller I was carefully walking on a log out at Shwatka Lake in Whitehorse Yukon... amazingly and shockingly I feel off!!! Can you even imagine, with my cat like reflexes and amazing skills in balance.... anyways long story short I hit my hip bone and ever since this time I have had lower back troubles. Sleeping on a soft bed does not help the issue and as a matter of fact it actually increases the irritation. So for the past two weeks I have been sleeping on my bedroom floor in hopes that this pain in my lower back would go away. It was feeling better and I had even thought about moving back into the bed. But, after yesterdays hopping over waterfalls and climbing barb-wire fences (keeping up with the kid, as Alex (saska) is know as. My back is once again very sore. So today I decided to go to the clinic and see a doctor. I went in to make an appointment and they said at 3pm it became a walk-in clinic but only 10 people get in. So I arrived at 2:30 to make sure I was one of them. I gave my Icelandic ID number and they said that will be kr 4100! This is a lot of money! I said but I have insurance through the University???? She said I am a foreigner and I haven't been in the country long enough! Why did I pay close to $500 Canadian for insurance if I still have to pay to see a doctor I wondered.... I told them no I can't pay that and left. I got to the school and emailed Gummi a ranting letter, who is the poor kind man that is in charge of all us lost and confused Icelandic exchange students (very patient man). I then checked my junk box and there was a message from the doctors office pretty much saying oops we messed up and if you get this come back! So downtown I go for the third time today. I got into see the doctor for only kr700, and he gave me some pills. He thinks I should be better in 10-14 days... oh Iceland is a beautiful yet very frustrating country!
One a positive note, Eva's boyfriend and sister arrived last night bring all kinds of fantastic things, it was really like Christmas, and I had the candy cane to seal the deal. Anyways, Peter's grandmother had baked for us homemade apple struddles... oh it was amazing. They also brought Czech alcohol... which I am proud to say I handled much better than the boys in the house, one (who shall remain nameless... Alex) hee hheee, actually had to run to get water. Also the most exciting part of the arrival was Peter bring me my camera. Peter is a great photographer and was selling his old camera, it is soooo fantastic! It is the camera of my dreams and for only $240 Canadian dollars. It even has night vision, so Alex and I went in my room with all the lights off and played "Blair Witch Project" it was so funny! I will post photos from it is a few days!
# - Andrea Merschilz - 3/30/07; 9:46:27 AM -