Thursday, November 06, 2008

This Was a VERY Long Post Just to Tell You That I'm Sick

So I was talking to my Dear Anon a few months ago and mentioned that I was feeling under the weather.
She responded that I'm sick ALL the time.
This both shocked and insulted me. Surely I'm not sick that often...
So to prove her point she went to this blog and counted all the times I'd mentioned that I wasn't well. (This was before I deleted all my earlier posts).

I don't remember the exact number, but it was quite a bit. And Lord knows I don't mention it every time I'm feeling sniffly.

Except today. I. Am. Sick.
Everytime I walk into my boss's office she asks me if I'm going home.
No, I just have a question.

You see I called in sick last month. I've only been here 4 months. I don't care if I'm on death's door. I am going to be here every single day until January. I have given myself permission to call in sick next year if need be.

The problem is two-fold.

1. I have severely bad allergies. I'm pretty sure that when I called in last month it was because of an allergy attack. Which is dumb. I should have just toughed it out and come in anyways. Cause really? I feel crappy most of the time. I pretty much always have a headache. And frequently feel kind of dizzy and weird in the chest. It's just life now. The problem is, I can't always tell the difference between being sick and having a really bad allergic day.

Scratchy throat - could be either cold or allergies
Headache- could be either (or stress or any number of things)
Tight chest- could be either (again, or stress)
Nausea - stress or cold

So many things could simply mean that I either should go back on my anxiety meds or that I need to up my allergy meds.

So I don't know what to do most days when I don't feel well. (Apparently not mention it to my Dear Anon- I would like to thank her for making fun of me for being sick, rather than being alarmed that perhaps I might have some terminal disease).

2. My last job. (Which I am NOT talking about here). But let's just say that due to various circumstances, I might have called in sick at my last job a bit more freely than I should have. So I think I need to re-train myself to get into the habit of ignoring my sickness and just coming in. I need to remember that I am still new here and that people here seem to come in everyday. In my 4 months, I've seen no one call in sick.

It might even be three-fold!

3. I am a neurotic headcase. I get stressed out far to easily. I can't even blame my last job for this - as I think it's just part of my nature. So if I'm throwing up in the morning? Odds are, it's just cause I'm apprehensive about some sort of work situation. Not an acceptable way to cope.

Anyhow. The moral of all this? This week I just have a plain, old-fashioned cold. And it sucks. And I am coming into work if it kills me. Even though I feel compelled to disinfect everything I touch now.

End post.


Rachel said...

I get headaches on a regular basis also. Usually I deal and I never call in sick. I will go home sick if I have to. I have had a killer migraine for the last 3 days, that I am taking my allergy meds, and excedrin migraine during the day and fiorecet at night (I know, I spelled stuff wrong)

I understand the misery and if you get any extra chocolate, send it my way

server extraordanare said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell. I hope that you feel better soon. If I may make a suggestion, I think you need to see a specialist of some kind, so you can be healthy all the time.
I think your headaches, throwing up, and allergies are all signs of something else.

Kudos for making it into work.
Can you believe I have only called in sick once in 4 yrs and I only did that so I could drink. LOL

PS... I need help with something... call me



the frog princess said...

Sorry you're not feeling well :( I'm nursing a never-ending cold myself.

That being said, it's one thing to battle through a case of the sniffles and come to work, but if you're contagious, STAY HOME! Martyring yourself to come into work when you're truly ill earns you NO brownie points if you infect the rest of the office.

My boss once made me sign the "work from home" request of a co-worker who was leaving for the day because he was sick, because the boss didn't want to touch the germy paper. Yeah. Guess who came down with the plague 2 days later?

the princess said...

oh but it's such a horrible feeling to drag it off to work with a cold, isn't it? yuck. hope you feel better soon.

Agent Elle said...

I hope you get better soon. I'm feeling exactly the same, and am sat here in work with the goddamn plague - it hurts when I talk too :(

Nance said...

Feel better soon!

James said...

Hope you feel better soon. I can sympathise with the allergy thing. I used to be really fit and healthy..I used to be a deep sea diver. Then about 4 years ago I developed Adult Onset Asthma just out of the blue. (I always had hay fever in the summer but it was mild) Now I suffer from sinus and allergy problems more or less allyear round. In the summer my nose will just drip yellow fluid constantly morning till night. Not very nice. People who don't have this problem don't realise how it drags you down.

Prunella Jones said...

Stress and anxiety are bad for the immune system. Have you heard of 5htp? It's a suppliment that helps balance seratonin and helps you to chill out. Also getting enough sleep really helps.

Hope you feel better soon.

Princess Pointful said...

I kind of hate that we exist in a world when we have to second guess ourselves for feeling under the weather. Although I know when I'm sick, I start questioning whether I am sick enough, if it is okay to miss something really important just a regular day, how I am supposed to know far enough in advance to reschedule things if I will be sick that day... argh!!

All Mod Cons said...

I think I'm fairly fortunate in that I don't get many colds. Or ill in many other ways too. Touch wood.

Are you feeling better?!?

Glamourpuss said...

Hope you're feeling better, petal.


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