Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Home On Wednesday
I loathe being sick. It's so out of my control and I spend the first part of the day feeling very shitty about it and then the rest of the day begrudgingly accepting that I am not well and waiting for whatever it is to pass.
In my head I am thinking of things like:
1. Tomorrow work will be even more busy as I try to catch up from what was not done today.
2. I can't exercise tonight. I could go for a walk but considering I have a very bad tummy bug it would not be prudent to be separated from the toilet for too long.
3. At least I am losing weight, even if just for the day!
4. Daytime television is horrendous.
6. Hungry with feeling sick is very confusing to my head.
7. Play with iPhone.
8. I'm bored
9. I want to do something.
10. Grrrrrr. I hate daytime tv.
Whenever I get sick I automatically think "where did this originate from". As I have a tummy bug I think firstly of the food but since I have eaten things others have eaten without them having any ill effects I know it is not a food thing.
Then I think of who I had come in contact with. On Monday I had someone come into the office to train me on our accounting package. During the course of the loooooong day he mentioned that he had been sick the week prior with a stomach problem.
So, despite the fact I kept using one of those hospital grade hand cleaners during the day I still managed to pick up a bug. Oh, well. Hopefully nobody at work gets it. And hopefully nobody at home.
The week before last I am fairly certain that I had a mild case of shingles. Initially I thought that perhaps I had eczema around my torso but it was very tender and blistered. I also had a cold sore suddenly appear on my mouth and then ended up with neuralgia across the right hand side of my face. Last Monday the skin around my right eye had a rash over it and was so excruciatingly tender that I could not wear make up and had to tie my hair back to make sure it did not touch my face at all. It made for a very difficult day at work.
This had all been preceded by a week long vague headache and runny nose and when I briefly mentioned it to the therapist on Thursday he queried whether or not I had possibly had shingles. I have had it many, many years ago but it was much more painful and obvious.
Then on Saturday while walking with my friend (who works in the medical field) she confirmed that it was more than likely that I had that. Next time I will go straight to the doctor and have it sorted. In hindsight I should not have just let it go. It kind of sucked the energy out of me.
Perhaps I need some time off work. A holiday or just a few days away from the office to do a few of my own things. Shingles can be precipitated by stress and I have certainly had a chronic flow of stress at work. It does not help that I am inclined to be a bit intense about my work or anything else I do. My off switch is not off that much.
Well, not much else to whinge about. I have filled a gap in the day by doing this post.
I might just go and see what is on television.
Or play with the iPhone.
And other things that one does when home sick.