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It Lives!!!!

Despite rumors to the contrary.

I have done something I don't remember EVER doing, which is call in sick to work four days in a row. I fully meant to go in today - I did feel better yesterday - but when I got up this morning I was still shaky and weird-feeling, so I gave up and called.

I went to the Walk-In clinic today and was assured it's nothing worse than a viral infection with a low-grade fever, and the way I've been treating it is sufficient: OTC cold medicine, rest, and plenty of fluids. Okay. The nurse practitioner DID give me a work excuse, but I said I just HAVE to get back to work on Monday. Despite the fact that, as I said, I've never done such a thing before, when I talked to the supervisor this morning I really felt like I was skiving off - but seriously, I only have to walk a little or do a little exertion and I'm tired and panting and sweating and shaky, so... I think it's okay.

The Crystal Bar in the Cosmopolitan hotel/casino in Vegas:

All those strands? Swarovski crystals. Seriously. It's two floors of crystal strands, and the bar is like sitting in the middle of a chandelier.

So I sit and watch TV for a while, get up some energy, get up, and after doing one or two things, must sit down again and cool off (it's not hot, but it's still somewhat humid for us, as the last of Hurricane Simon clears out). I've been alternating between freezing/shivering and sweating like a horse, which I figure must be the fever. And yes, I'm taking my medicine.

Today I sat down with my tea and was holding it against my chest so I could breathe in the steam (per nurse's orders), and somehow some sloshed over the rim and gave me a what looks like a pretty serious burn just above the bra line. It hurt like hell. (Was I channeling you, COM? It seems like something that would happen to you! *grin*)

While in the abstract I didn't mind spending a week at home, this was NOT what I had planned for this week.



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Oct. 10th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Glad you've taken the days you need. Feel better soon!
Oct. 11th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)

Oct. 11th, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
Yes, staying home sick always sounds nice, except for the part where you're sick. Glad you took the time you needed -- hope your weekend is restorative.
Oct. 11th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Just talked to my Mom, she's still down with it, too. Blah!
Oct. 11th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
Ugh! I'm sorry it's been such an awful week... and the burn sounds like life is just adding insult to injury (or would that be injury to insult?). Hope you get feeling better soon!
Oct. 11th, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
I apparently need a "caution: contents extremely hot" on my mugs. :)

Oct. 11th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
glad you live. Hope the virus goes away soon. I know what you mean. I can't remember the last time I've taken off that many days either.

You look so much like my local librarian friend in that picture. What a fun pic too. I've never been in that bar. I'll have to check it out next time.

Harumph, I have never done that! (okay I'm lying I have totally done that SO MANY times with my tea!)
Oct. 11th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
I'm hoping it clears off soon, too. I hate being sick.

It's a gorgeous bar, it really is. The drinks were good, too (and there's a great kitchen/wine store right next to the second-floor entrance).

Oct. 11th, 2014 04:37 am (UTC)
no kidding and a week or more really sucks

good to know.

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