I hate being sick

by Ginger on October 9, 2008

in I'm a Disaster

So, I’ve not been feeling well the past few days. Unfortunately, I’m under a major deadline at work, so there is no sick time to be taken, which makes things worse, since all I really want to do is sleep, sleep, sleep.

I hate all the normal things about being sick (its probably just a cold–yes, I’m whining about a cold), the sore throat, the congestion, etc., but there are some specific things I hate the most:

  1. The shakes. When I get sick, I sometimes get a general tremor that can last for days–it sort of feels like when you have low blood sugar and start to shake, but given the amount of Gatorade I’m ingesting, low blood sugar sure isn’t my problem.
  2. Dulled hearing/earaches. It sounds like everything is underwater. Creepy, and not so helpful for the keeping me alert thing. Plus, my ears constantly feel like I’m on an airplane. Boo.
  3. Speaking of alert, I hate the general brain fog that pervades when I’m sick. My reaction time is very very slow, my mental capacity is shot (making dealing with my budget today a real challenge), I’m even slower to think of words when speaking. Everything takes longer, is more difficult, and makes less sense. Case in point, I had to type that sentence 3 times to get it right.
  4. I hate, hate, hate that cough drops, cough syrup, nyquil, etc, make my stomach hurt. Let’s see..I feel bad enough that I take the stuff, but then the stuff makes me feel bad. It’s lose-lose.
  5. I hate that I become a whiny, complain-y, annoying person. And that I can’t seem to help it. I pretty much contain myself at work, but at home (and apparently on my blog) it’s all “wah-wah, I don’t feel good, wah-wah, poor me”. Blech, I don’t even like listening to myself.

Eh, whine, whine, moan, moan.  I’m off to get some more tea and try to focus on my budget for the rest of the day. May you all remain healthy and sickness free.

Jessica October 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Oh the shakes are the worst and having to suffer through them at work is the ultimate. You need to take a day off when this project is done. For your sanity. Feel better!

Jamie October 10, 2008 at 8:25 am

Aw I hate being sick. I hope you feel better soon. Take a sick day like Jess said!

Tough GIrl 101 October 10, 2008 at 11:45 am

When I’m sick and stressed, I get hives and skin rashes. It happened once when I was 16, and it didn’t happen again until after my divorce. It’s to apoint where I almost have to take claritin daily

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