As I posted to other day, I am back from the bed, and tired of being sick. Oh am I tired of being sick!
Yes, I still had to work during being sick after I was no longer contagious with Strep. I can’t complain too much because I got to catch up on some much needed rest and just got re relax a bit. I geeked out on Dr. Who, what else? And I ate a lot of Chicken soup.
I have always hated being sick. I can remember when I was younger wishing to get sick so I could miss out on school….at least that was before I got strep….which has been my enemy from about third grade on. Now a days whenever I do get sick, I am knocked down for the count. If its a cold I can usually just work through it, but anything respiratory related and I am done for!
Getting sick this time isn’t really a surprise considering almost everyone around me is sick in one way or the other. So when I wasn’t working or trying to get into the doctor I was in bed in recovery.
After finally getting into the doctor I was actually astonished with my diagnosis. So the doctor put me on a rescue inhaler because I was extremely winded from just walking the 20 feet from waiting room to exam room, and my albuterol dosage was upped for the time being. Yay for me! More meds that I don’t really want to take, in fact I have yet to use the rescue inhaler because I haven’t needed it and I usually only use the albuterol at night to keep my lungs open.
So I finished all the last two seasons of doctor who, the last season with Matt Smith, who by the way is my favorite doctor and the first season with Peter Capaldi…In case you were wondering My top three Doctors are as follows: Matt Smith, David Tennant, and Peter Capaldi. I am too young to really remember the others as this show has been on television since 1967 and I didn’t get into it until the last couple of years.
Being sick lead to several good things though. No, I did not get to finish my book, I was too out of it to even consider reading it, so when I get that finished It will be here. I got to clean up the house and disinfect everything, that’s a total plus considering I live with two grown men. I got to raid my music library for lost favorites and memories. I got the time to sit back and relax, well for a little while anyway. I got to play with the organization of some of the items that I haven’t quite figured out yet. And I got to catch up on sleep.
Do you ever get the “I don’t want to go back to work or do anything other than sit here and relax” mentality after being in bed sick for a couple of days? I am so guilty of that. I kind of get into this rut or state of mind that I don’t need or want to get up or do anything, and I think it has a lot to do with my personality or just who I am. I am one of those people that once I actually get myself up and motivated, I will go go go all day long until I drop. But if I just sit in bed and don’t even attempt to get up or do anything, I will literally stay there all day. Is anyone else like that? I mean I am not saying that I am a lazy person, I am the total opposite, but sometimes I think my body wants me to slow down some times and I just can’t. Like there is a permanent on switch and I can’t find it to shut it off.
I don’t know. I think I am just rambling at this point, I haven’t talked to you all in a week and it got to me!
What do you do when you are home sick? What are your rituals and remedy’s for a quick recovery?