Newsletter 6: Starting Second Semester .... Sick
March 13, 2000

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all doing fine. Life here is
beautiful as always. The rain has finally stopped at least last week it
had and the weather was hot and sunny. Unfortunately I really couldn't
get out and enjoy it much because I got a nasty virus and was stuck in
bed for three days. And it didn't leave me much faith in the doctor's
here at all. The first one that I went to just said I was fine and I
would feel better in the next couple of days and made fun of me because
I was American. Not like he was even Australian or anything....but
that's another story. And no I didn't feel better the next day, I felt
worse. Everyone on my hall seriously thought that I was dying. So, the
day after that I went to a different doctor because it had moved into my
chest and I was having trouble breathing. He looked me over in like 2
seconds gave me a prescription for amoxicylin, said it would cure me,
and shooed me out the door without even telling me what was wrong with
me!! It was really weird! Needless to say I'm hoping not to have to go
to the doctor again here.

Having been sick all last week, I've been spending a majority of this
past weekend and today trying to catch up on all my work that I've
missed. Luckily I have friend's in all my classes so it made life a
little bit easier. I think for the most part I'm all caught up which is

Yesterday, our college took a trip up to Crystal Creek which is a rock
creek with waterfalls in the middle of the rainforest. It was really
nice and pretty. The weather was all overcast, but it really didn't
matter we still had fun anyways. So we had a BBQ up there and spent the
day rock jumping from pretty big rocks.....I never did attempt the
really high scary ones though....left that up to the crazy boys! The
water was a little chilly and could have been warmer, but you really
didn't notice after that initial plunge.

Well, that's all for now. Not much more excitement is going on in my
life right now. Just attending classes and having fun! The things a
college student normally does! I'd love to hear from you if you have
the chance drop me a line to let me know how you are doing!

Love, Michelle

P.S. For those of you with aol instant messenger, my screen name is
WakeAngel if you'd ever like to chat. The best times to reach me would
be after 6pm your time or like early in the morning over there!:-)