Getting Used to Writing a Blog 10

The medical system here in Denmark continues to fascinate me. I got Lyme disease from going wading in a brook in the woods near my house with the kids. I remember when my olde sister got Lyme and they put her on this serious medication that made her sensitive to sunlight, which was a really unpleasant situation considering it was midsummer. They put me on penicillin. My first concern was that my birth control pills would stop working, after all, I have a niece because of the incompatibility of some antibiotics and contraceptives, but it turns out that's only a thing with really heavy duty ones. Then I was worried that I'd have to wean my daughter cold turkey. She's 14 months, I'd like her to be done, but not like that. As it turned out, it was considered to be of minimal risk for her to keep nursing and she turned out to have none of the upset tummy side effects that were possible. The whole thing was easy. The Lyme disease bout inspired me to get vaccinated against Tick Born Encephalitis, a particularly nasty disease that you can't get a shot for in the US, even from a travel doctor. It's not in Denmark, yet, but in Sweden and Norway, and in the interest of future travel, I figure the whole family should be inoculated and I'd be the first guinea pig. I made the appointment and when I went to pick up the penicillin, I found out the vaccine was waiting for me too. You pick up your own vaccines here. They trust you with an ampule of vaccine that you then bring in for your appointment. I found that mind blowing. The appointment itself was easy and I scheduled the boosters. Now I just have to figure out how to get my younger child a chickenpox shot...