February 16, 2014

Unhealthiness Update

A week ago, I felt the first symptom (point-source pain in throat) of what became a full-blown cold.  The sore throat morphed into a dry, unproductive cough accompanied by a runny nose.  No, "runny nose" isn't descriptive enough.  Here's how much my nose was running: I shaved off my mustache.  I had to... the mess was incredible.  I took a regular-size roll of Charmin with me to work on Friday, in lieu of kleenex, and I had used it up by 3pm.  I was miserable.

Once work was finished, I came home and took a nap.  About an hour later, I woke up and most of the lower half of my face, my neck, and my pillowcase were soaked.  THAT's how bad it was.  Fortunately, somewhere around 2 in the morning, the steroids my doctor put me on kicked in and my nose dried up and the cough has gone mostly away.

I'm now really tired, though.  I fell asleep in my chair a couple of times this morning, took a four-hour nap this evening, and my brain is still logy enough that it's taken about 90 minutes to type this post (to be fair, half of that was looking for a good yootoob of a waterfall to accompany this post... and failing.  No, I don't need links to some in comments, thank you).

So on one hand, the sickiness seems to be dying off: yay!  On the other, I'm draggin' hard: not so yay.

Heck, I had intended to do Eva 2.22 pt II tonight.  Not so much, as it ended up.  Recovery is in sight, maybe, but I'm not quite there yet.  I suspect Sunday is going to be spent doing laundry, then sleeping a lot.

Could be worse.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 12:50 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Is there anyone to take over for you if you're sick?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 16, 2014 07:14 AM (+rSRq)

2 Nope. 

Unless there's an exposed bone, I'm at the store.

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 16, 2014 09:09 AM (kkiRR)

3 I don't get this. Sure, for an emergency sprint, you can do something like that. But surely they have to know that you'll eventually need some sick time, right? What are they gonna do if you can't make it in for a while (or head for Tijuana for a bender)? One guy with a key minus one guy with a key...

Posted by: Avatar at February 18, 2014 04:44 AM (zJsIy)

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