Today began with me feeling like I was in an anime, sitting on a bench outside of a hospital with a gray sky and cold wind. I went to the emergency room today, which doesn’t mean what it does in the states. It’s just all that was open today and I didn’t want to keep waiting to get better. The experience itself wasn’t terrible because I got to talk to my program director which is always interesting and insightful, but the doctor said I might need to have minor surgery to fix my problem. I won’t know for sure until later this week, so positive vibes this way.

After that I spent the rest of the day in bed relaxing and trying not to hurt myself, so not much else has happened. I watched a few more movies/shows, read my new book, and worked on my teaching certification practice test.

Honestly, today it’s hard to keep my head up. I still am, I still know everything is going to be fine, and I know I’m not going to let anything get in the way of me making the most of and enjoying this trip. Right now, I’m just missing comfort. I miss having people to take care of me when I don’t feel good. I miss English-speaking doctors and pharmacists. I’m feeling sorry for myself and for the fact that I’m having to be a real, independent adult, but I know at the same time that that’s just life and this isn’t that bad.

Actually, as I’m writing this, someone is playing or listening to a gorgeous piano piece outside my open window. This music is really nice and is making me feel better. I could listen to this all night.

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