Desi in DC

February 9, 2010

Student Health Center???

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 2:48 am

Hubbys sick again. Decided to take him into the SHC at noon (student Health Center) and we were told there were no walk ins and that they were out of appointments for the day. No wonder UVA’s had student casualties with attitude like that from the SHC.

Then again the SHC is not unique in this attitude. THe state of the health system leaves much to be desired. In most cases then not, everytime I have needed a doc in an emergency, I’ve had to wait a few days. My reaction has been ” u want to kill the person before u agree to treat em”. Moral of the story – dont get sick in the US, B if you cant help it then plan on getting sick. First make an appointment for a few in advance and then fall sick 5 days later so that you can visit the doc within two days of falling sick.

over and out.


Snow Snow go away

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 2:39 am

and we’re in for another snow storm. another 8-10inches expected. DC is going to get walloped once more. Interestingly, the three yrs that we were in DC, it never snowed more then a few inches, and the first winter that we are not in DC, they get 3 storms with 20 + snow fall.

Good timing is all I can say.

February 5, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 9:38 pm

Its Friday afternoon, we already have 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground. The speed at which the snow is coming down has increased. Below are some pictures including some to be used as a comparison after tomorrow:)

Where have all the flu vaccines gone??

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 3:14 am

Went to CVS yesterday for a flu shot. That was after waiting almost two weeks for a flu shot appointment, only to find out, the only flu vaccine available is the H1N1 vaccine.
The US govt,or the pharmaceutical companies or a combination of the two, expecting a really bad flu season, apparently decided to order lots of H1N1 vaccines. Unfortunately, with the regular flu season around the corner, it’s becoming extremely difficult to get the regular flu shot, at least in the cville area if not elsewhere.

That would explain why the new vaccine is available in stores for $10 while the regular flu vaccine, till last year, would cost anywhere from $20-$30. It would also explain the numerous adds encouraging people to get their H1N1 shots.

over n out

PS: snow in cville- we’re expecting anywhere from 18-28 inches- is this cville or chicago?

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