February 5th, 2004


Sickly but Better Now

I am sitting here at work wearing a turtleneck, my warmest wool sweater (from Ireland!), and a zipped up hoodie with the hood pulled over my head. I'm mostly warm now. Mostly.

I've been feeling like I'm "on the verge" of coming down with something all week. But I haven't actually gotten sick, just felt like I'm about to. Felt kinda hot/cold/fevery, kinda sensitive/achy in the neck gland area, throat almost sore, very tired ...but no actual cold-like manifestations. Just a general sense of malaise. I wish it would either happen so I can get it over with, or leave me alone.

I have some antibiotics which I'm supposed to take for a week. I just started them last night finally, because it took forever to get my new health insurance figured out. They are to avert another potential problem, but maybe they'll make my almost-sickness go away too.

So far they are not helping though, because I thoughtlessly look one this morning on an empty stomach. Whoops. By the time I was walking into my office, I felt extremely nauseous. Major yuck. Fortunately I had some oatmeal on hand, so I quickly made it and force-fed myself. I really didn't want to eat, but I was hoping it would settle my stomach anyway since I was almost certain it was the pill-empty-stomach thing that had caused the nausea. Less than an hour later I was okay again. I think I got something in there just in time, before any nasty eruptions. Whew, close call!

So anyway, work. Yeah. That's why I'm here. I should go do more of it.

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You know how it is, when you're going to an informational company meeting? And you don't want to bring a notebook or anything, because you don't want it to be in your way, having to balance it on your knees during the meeting? Especially since you think there will be snacks, so you don't want to be juggling your notebook and your muffin and your drink? Plus, you're pretty sure that there will be handouts, so all you need is a pen in your pocket? But you feel a tiny bit guilty showing up with just a pen, in case you do want to write something down but there's nothing to write on? And you're afraid people will laugh at you if you write on your hand? So you take a single postit note, just in case, because that will easily fit in your pocket? And you doubt the meeting will have more material than will fit on the postit anyway? Then you wrap the postit note around your pen, sticky-side toward the pen, and put them both in your pocket? Then when you're actually at the meeting, sitting there with your handout (you knew there'd be a handout), your muffin, and your Sprite (because they were out of Diet Coke), the pen starts kinda jabbing your hip? So you pull it out of your pocket, and the postit is all folded and wrinkled and unwinding from the pen, and it looks ridiculous, and you're annoyed that you bothered to bring either of them, because there's nothing worth writing down anyway? You know how that is?

Yeah. That happens to me all the time too.