So, I was extremely stressed out yesterday. I really don’t know why to be honest. I was freaking out about everything. I guess I finally got Restless Applicant Syndrome (RAS). I was looking on peacecorpswiki.org and they had a list of medical restrictions that I hadn’t noticed before. I click on Migraines – because that’s the only issue I have – and WHAT!
Not happy. It had a list of the countries that are unable to accommodate migraines. All of them were West Africa – which I don’t know if Peace Corps counts as Sub-Saharan. But I had them all on my radar as potential posts. So I had a minor freak-out.
It got me thinking though. Why would a country not be able to medically support migraines. I know for me I have to avoid certain foods – but MSG doesn’t seem like it would be an issue in West Africa. I could be totally wrong though. The only other thing I could think of was prescriptions – that certain countries won’t allow specific drugs. Or maybe they just aren’t available logistically.
Either way I am nervous because it seems to cut my chances. But, as my mom has repeatedly told me for so many years: there is no use in worrying about things you can’t change. Also, so much of this is hearsay and speculation. There really isn’t anything I can do, except follow up about my medical stuff occasionally and cross my fingers.
And my toes.