Friday, January 25, 2008
My body that is.
Tuesday we went out to eat for my son's birthday. I felt well. After we ate they dropped me off at work. It went downhill from there. I started getting sick and thought the food had triggered my irritable bowel, no problem, I alway have my immodium with me. Except it didn't work! It got worse and worse. Slowly but steadily I felt worse and worse. Next thing I know I am in the restroom losing my supper....repeatedly. Every muscle hurt and I started to chill. NOOOOOOOOOOO. I CAN NOT BE SICK AGAIN. I just could not believe it. I was just sick 2 weeks ago. Now I am seriously putting my job at risk. I kept trying to hang in there until finally around 4 am I realized I had been out of the restroom only 10 minutes out the hour. Each step was difficult. My head was ripping in pain. I was too sick to go on and a hazard to my patients. My son brought me home and I lost the rest of the day. I don't remember much about it at all except sleeping, going to the restroom, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.
Finally today I am feeling better. Low grade temp and slight aches and pains, but much better then I was. Why am I getting sick so often? I think I let myself get wore way down while my MIL was ill and am not getting my immune system built up fast enough. Whatever it is it needs to stop before I lose my job. I never believed in working sick as I take care of patients and feel they don't need my illness on top of what they have but I normally don't get sick that often so it worked out fine. Lately its every couple of weeks. If there is a virus going around, I get it. So depressing.
Yesterday in between sleeping I decided to list the postcards after all. They are part of the estate and since I have them in a journal I can keep them in a way. Well they are selling like hot cakes. Yippy. I thought they might.
I have figured out a method to visit the journals and post. I usually have to hit the refresh button 3 times to get a entry to load, but they are loading 95 % of the time. I am not sure if all my comments are getting posted as sometimes it just knocks me back to the last entry. Weird. Kind of a challenge, but it is getting slightly better.
If I am feeling better tomorrow I am breaking down and going to my MIL's to work on bringing her clothes to charity. Rick has been sick also, he has what I had 2 weeks ago, so not much has been done. When we went over there Tuesday BIL was at the bar and the teapot was still on the burner. Oh well, if Rick chooses not to deal with so be it. Hope he doesn't burn the house down.
Posted by Julie at 7:12 AM