22 AUG 09 The Journal

DSC01473So yesterday we got immunized as well as other medical checks i.e. eye check and hearing tests. The shots were horrible. I guess we got a whole spectrum of immunizations but the penicillin was the worst. It feels like being injected with peanut butter which is what one of my sgt. described it as. The worst of it was the next day though.

Our night drill sgt. let us go to sleep early so we got about 8 hours of sleep which was nice however when I woke up it felt like I had a really bad case of the flu. I was really light headed, migraine, dizzy among other things.

When we were standing for formation I kept feeling like I was going to pass out. Eventually I could not take it any more and I told my sgt. I kept feeling like I was being weak but I guess it did turn out to be something because I am writing to you from the MQU (Medical Quarantine Unit) to keep what I have away from the others. They didn’t really say what I have but it is probably brought on by the injections I got. I got 5 which is no fun and they took 5 vials of blood. On the upside, when I went to the medical center they shot me up with 2 full IV bags which was interesting. I had to pee like a racehorse when that was done.

Also, on the upside the MQU isn’t so bad. I can eat when I want and I get to sleep whenever I want. The bad thing however is that I think the rest of my squad got their ACUs (what were once BDU’s or Battle Dress Uniform) so I do not know what I will have to wear or when I will get my ACU’s. All I have are my PT uniforms, one of which I had to wash in the sinks because there was no laundry room in the MQU. I will be here for 48 hours.

On another note there are so many acronyms it is hard to keep track of them all.

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