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I'm still working overtime, plus I have a cold. Ordinarily I'd allow myself to stop working, but with the crush at work I have this annoying sense of "I must Do My Duty!" which is pressing me onward-- that and with Judy out on sick leave and Erma on vacation, I'm actually needed. I actually like that feeling. I do feel better today than yesterday; night before last I tossed and turned all night (keeping rahirah awake), and took enough Nyquil that I'm sure I was over the legal limit for alcohol by the time I drove to work. At some point yesterday afternoon I know I was hallucinating, but it was at least coherent (I knew I was seeing things). Unfortunately, like the dream world where I go when I faint, it's completely indescribable. In many ways it was better to be sitting up than laying down. The only tough part is the driving.

I don't know why I've been sick so often the last couple of years. It seems like I'm down with something all the danged time, and I don't like it. This one at least has some concrete symptoms, like a hella sore throat yesterday (which has mellowed out and I can swallow now without pain) and a complete loss of taste buds (chocolate-meh).

I want the stupid baseball season to end. My D-backs and the Cubs are both out, so what's the point? All it's doing is pre-empting the shows I like to watch. I understand now why FOX had been holding its shows until November before starting the season -- it's annoying to get two or three shows in and have to be put on hold until the World Series is over. At least the Braves and the Yankees have both been eliminated.



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Oct. 12th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
night before last I tossed and turned all night (keeping rahirah awake)

This is one reason I'm often very grateful for our guest room... rackham becomes quite the snorer when he's sick -- he has a deviated septum from being hit in the face with a baseball as a child, it makes him prone to very LOUD snoring when he's stuffy. And when I'm sick I have a tendency to kick. A lot.

The really funny part is that after we got our new bed a year or so ago, we moved our old one into the guest room... and discovered, during those occasonal sick days, that it's just about the most uncomfortable bed ever. Both of us took to sleeping in the Space Room on the ancient little daybed because it was more comfortable (and no wonder we never felt rested on the old bed!). We've fixed all that, though (which I figure I should add, since I do keep hoping you and rahirah will come for a visit someday!) -- we bought a feather-bed topper for the guest bed. Everyone now says it's an incredibly comfortable bed, but fortunately neither of us have been sick since then, so we've not had a chance to try it out overnight.

Hope you get feeling better soon!!!
Oct. 13th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
As I toss and turn on the ancient mattress (the first thing that rahirah and I bought together, I think), and between pricing laptops, I wonder if I shouldn't get us a new mattress, FIRST... :)

Oct. 12th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
>i> hella sore throat yesterday (which has mellowed out and I can swallow now without pain) and a complete loss of taste buds (chocolate-meh).</i>

Hm. My office mate had that. I had what I figured was a sinus problem combined with no sense of taste, since my throat didn't get sore. Maybe I was a vector. Or it could be going around. Sorry!

I've had "hallucinations" out of the corner of my eye when I've been sleepy and stressed, but never with a fever.

If you're seeing things, it's time to take the afternoon off and go home. Generally, my rule of thumb is that I can go to work if my temperature is under 100 or 101 in the morning. If not, I know it'll go up during the day and I'll be incoherent.

I'm not sure, but I may literally work around the clock tonight. If I do, I should call The Mom so she won't send out a police squad to track me down.
Oct. 13th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
I probably should have gone home yesterday, but, oddly enough, it was also laziness which kept me there, because to ask permission to go home would have meant tracking down the Word Processing supervisor because our supervisor was at a meeting. I was okay sitting at my desk, there was no nausea or anything, and I was fine by the time it came to drive home.
Oct. 12th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
You were HALLUCINATING?!?!? And you were DRIVING IN THAT STATE? That's it, you're staying home, providing of course you aren't lying dead on the 43 at this moment. (fumes)
Oct. 12th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
I was going to say pretty much the same thing, but you beat me to it and actually have the ability to enforce the threat. Jeebus!

Oct. 13th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm okay, it was very brief. And in the early afternoon; by the time I was driving, it was all gone. That was YESTERDAY. I'm much better today.
Oct. 12th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
What rahirah said. Seriously, when your fever's high enough that you're hallucinating? It's time to get someone to drive you home. And maybe you should see a doctor about the always being sick thing. Maybe it's mono or something. It's certainly nothing to mess with, and you really should look into it.
Oct. 13th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
I suppose. It went by so quickly it was more of an "oh, wow" sort of thing rather than alarming me unduly, but then, I've done that before. I don't know for sure I was feverish, although considering how cold I was yesterday, probably I was. But I had such a hard time sleepig Monday night, I was actually happier to be upright and doing something than laying down.

My biggest problem was that I was raised by a nurse, and we practically had to be bleeding in the middle of the street before we bothered a doctor about stuff. To this day Mom doesn't even keep aspirin around much, and thinks I have a horrendous amount of drugs in our house, with our CostCo bottle of Advil and all. I have to be REALLY sick for a significant period of time before I think, "Hmm, this could be serious." And yes, my doctor chided me about it when it came to that ear problem I was having a few years back, but hey... {weak grin}
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