Sometimes I’m grouchy, sometimes I’m sad, and sometimes I cry. All those things are because I am clinically depressed. I take medicine for it and on most days it helps. However, when tragedy strikes, even the medicine doesn’t help. I cried myself to sleep Tuesday night and cried again Wednesday morning. A good friend of mine, whose suffered from a debilitating disease for years, passed away. He had been there for me in one of my darkest hours and done so much to help me. He was a wonderful man: selfless, loving, and kind. I’ve only ever known one person to be as selflessly generous as he was, and she is a wonderful friend and I don’t know what I’d do without her. I will miss my friend who passed and my thoughts are with his friends and loved ones.
I’m heading back to work today. I kind of have to. We get three days before we need a doctor’s excuse. Since my doctor’s office suggested I not come in unless my symptoms became more severe, I do not have a doctor’s written excuse. Luckily, I am feeling much better. I’m no longer coughing, and I don’t have a headache. Most of my congestion is also gone. So there is no reason for me not to return to work. The only problem is that we have a nor’easter hitting tomorrow, and I wish I didn’t have to get out in it. Oh well, it’s not predicted to hit central Vermont very hard, so I hope it won’t be much of anything.
When I wrote this last night, I was contemplating whether or not to call in sick today. I still had some congestion and a terrible headache. It will all be according to how I feel when I wake up this morning as to whether or not I will go into work. As of last night, I was leaning toward one more sick day.
I didn’t catch the flu from my coworkers, but I do have a head cold. I slept most of the day yesterday and will likely do the same today. We’ve all decided no work until we are no longer coughing. At least everyone else is feeling better.
This flu season has been one of the worst on record in many years. Luckily (knock on wood), I haven’t gotten it. I took my flu shot, but everyone in my office has the flu. They also have a strain of the flu that is not covered by the flu shot. I feel doomed. However, I’m just going to keep washing my hands and staying away from everybody. For the next few days, I am in charge of the museum. I have plenty to do to keep me busy, so hopefully, I won’t be too bored. My coworkers just need to stay home until they are better and no longer contagious.
Right after supper last night, I came down with a major migraine. I took some Tylenol and watched Jeopardy but nothing seemed to help. So I took my stronger medication and went to bed. I’d really wanted to see another episode of Altered Carbon.
As Sunday went on, my headache that started out as a minor annoyance turned into a raging headache. I went to bed early last night.
I wanted to say a few things about my piercing. It hurt a lot but only for a second. I thought the clamps would hurt a lot more, but they didn’t. It was when she said take a deep breath and in went the needle that it really hurt. After that, it was just really sensitive the rest of the day, but that subsided and it just feels normal now. I can’t help it, but I continue to look at it in the mirror. I’m so glad I had it done. Now, it will look really great if I get into shape.
Also, I might hear from the Midwest job today. She had expected to let me know something last week, so I’m thinking it will be the first of this week. As for my current job, it looks as if they are creating a new position at the museum for me. We will undergo some restructuring, but the administration plans to add an educators position. The job would basically be tailored to my specific skill sets and it will have to be advertised, but it looks like I may still have a job come summer.
I was tired last night because the night before, I’d had a severe headache that kept me awake half the night. I tried taking something over the counter, but that didn’t phase it. I ended up taking my prescription medicine. That finally worked easing the headache enough and putting me to sleep, but it left me groggy all day long. I did not want to get up yesterday morning, and I know I fell asleep at my desk at least once.
Yesterday, I woke up with a migraine and it continued throughout the day and night. I even left work early yesterday, which I rarely do. I hope I have a better day today.
Yesterday, I had a severe headache, and I’m out of my headache medicine. It was a miserable day. I wish the guys above had been there to comfort me.