Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Argh

As usual for me, the morning brings with it a much better mood. I'm so effing dramatic sometimes.

Yes, I still feel like shit. And, in fact, my symptoms that had miraculously disappeared yesterday to the point that I was even able to go out in the yard and trim back a few bushes before their spring growth, now have returned. With new symptoms. My right ear has reclogged. And now I have a sore throat, too. A sure sign of even more symptoms to come.

I already used my first sick day ever this week. Yes, EVER. I don't know why, but I hate taking sick days. I guess I want to prove that I can do it. Rain, shine, snot or diarrhea. And I even asked to go home last night when my work was done instead of staying until everyone was finished because my throat felt like it was closing in on itself. And I'm pretty sure my foul mood was infectious.

Nothing has improved, per se, but I know I can't sit around and wallow in it. It is what it is.

Maybe Dr. Phil will have some "inspiring" words today.

22 comments:

Wendy said...

I never take sick days also. I was at my previous company for over 2.5 years, and only took one sick day because of food poisoning. My husband previous job required him to wake up and do certain things every morning (M-F), even if we were on vacation. They finally agreed he needed a back-up when he came to work carting around a trash can...because he couldn't keep anything down. Why do we have this need to prove we are strong and can do anything?

natalie said...

Read your post from yesterday--I'll keep you in my thoughts + prayers!

Suzy said...

I really hope you get to feeling better...both physically, and with what you're dealing with other than that. :)

Cindy said...

Sending you some e-chicken noodle soup and orange juice. Hope you start feeling better soon!!!

MandaKay said...

Dr. Phil is the devil. You shouldn't watch such filth. Oprah should have never unleashed him on the world. You should watch Jeopardy instead. It feels good to yell "Suck it, Trebek!" at the t.v. whenever Trebek gets a little too pretentious. Makes you feel like you have a little power.

Although you're physically sick, some days you just need a "mental health" day...they're good reasons to take a day off work too...it's another way I justify skipping a class

Janice said...

The only time I take sick days is if I need it really bad, like if I'm really really sick or I have something I need to take care of and I didn't have notice ahead of time. I hope you get better.

www.xanga.com/nothingbeast said...

Ew....

Quit watching Phil.

Flip over to Comedy Central. I'm sure they're playing more Scrubs. That show gets HELLA air time.

Yeah.

I said Hella. Even made it all caps and bold, too.

That's how I roll, son.

Randall said...

Sorry things aren't so swell. Look at this website (www.cuteoverload.com), it always makes me smile... hehehe.

still the plainsman said...

Funny how most of us are in the same club. I can do it! I can come in! And except for the flu every five years or so, I could. And do.

Not sure what it proves, though. From the little I've heard, Dr. Phil would say, "Plainsman, How's that workin' for ya?"

Sometimes we have to let our bodies, not our minds be the boss in order that we eventually heal, eventually prevail.

OK, Kelly, maybe my lede here is not so hot. But I think you get the message, our message. "Get well soon!"

Kristin said...

They have a name for never staying home from work - Presenteeism. I'm not kidding. Apparently it's bad for business b/c you end up making others sick. But I'd rather make everyone else sick then get mean stares for staying home. I hope you feel better soon.

allison said...

Maybe dr. phil will put some verbs into his sentences for you. ha.

Feel better

Chelsea said...

If you're throat is sore try a salt water gargle, hella gross but it can really help. Mmmm salty luke warm water. Feel better!

Ray said...

EFF' Doctor Phil! I hate the man, just get better Kelly. And WOW, your first sick day EVER?! How long have you been working there if you don't mind me asking?

Take care.

P.S. And no more Doctor Phil, maybe he's making you worse! Ha, just kidding. =)

Jennifer said...

(((hugs))) I have a thought about what might be going on, but I'd prefer to just offer hugs rather than any advice that might not apply. Feel better hon

Tiffany said...

You sure do have a lot of wondering minds out here...

Whatever "it" is, I hope you find peace soon. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

I despise Dr. Phil with every inch of my body.


I hope you feel better soon.
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jsi said...

Watch out for daytime tv. It can make you feel worse than ever!
Joking aside-it is amazing how elevated parts of stress really can make us feel simply awful.
Have an extra matzah ball in your soup, try to gain some freedom from your anxiety, keep washwashwashing those hands, take your meds...and keep that cah-razy remote out of your hands until 1:00 p.m.
Thinking of you and praying for you to feel better quickly. Vertigo is the worst.

kristen said...

Dr. Phil will rot your brain out of your skull. Those stand-up comedy things or Colbert Report on comedy central always make me feel better!

Not the Texan, the Plainsman said...

Quite a response here on Dr. Phil! When I frst heard him speak, I could not believe it. No, not what was saying, but his Texas accent, his speech patterns and phrases.

Why? I worked with a fellow department head who came from Texas and she could have been his fraternal twin, linguistically speaking. "They" say that regional dilects can vary almost county by county and I bet he and "Brenda Kay" were from the same place.

See, I diverted your attention from everything else foe a minute, eh? Or else, put you, and the rest asleep!

Get well soon!

Amy said...

I take too many sick days!
I should learn from you.

spaceychik said...

You mean you got through your surgery and ensuing ordel without even a single sick day? How is that possible?

Anonymous said...

I'm almost 100% sure that not watching Dr. Phil will make you feel better.

Promise.
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