On Wednesday evening I got hit out of the blue with some kind of nasty stomach bug. Like literally I was fine one minute and then in so much pain that I just had to lay in bed and couldn’t move. When I first started to feel sick, I assumed it was just a stomach ache that would pass. Well, close to 24 hours later and I am pretty much in the same spot.
I couldn’t eat anything and was up pretty much the entire night on Wednesday. Whenever I would get comfortable enough to start to fall asleep I would have to run the bathroom to get sick. This lasted until about 4am and at 6am I started making calls to work about not going in.
I don’t think I’ve called out sick in 5 years. And this was not an ideal day whatsoever because I was supposed to run a parent workshop. Once I finally got coverage for that I was able to relax a little.
Rob was nice enough to go get me some survival items before he left for work.
Around 1 I was able to eat a little soup and crackers. It took me 6 hours, but I drank a whole bottle of ginger ale. I also realized I had a minor fever of 100.8- I can’t even tell you the last time I had a fever- years and years ago.
I have been freezing so I’ve placed myself under 3 blankets. Anytime I have to move out from under them its pretty much torture. Its even hard to blog because I have to take my arms out from under the blanket!
I have a REALLY hard time doing nothing so this whole process is not going over well. I feel so unproductive and I feel like its really putting a wrench in my plans for everything I wanted to get done this week.
Obviously there was no running Thursday morning- I mean I couldn’t even walk down the hall.
I don’t know how people do this. I am grateful that its so rare that I get sick like this but I also feel like its so hard for me to just relax. I get bored so easily!
I’ve actually watched several movies today and I’m on my 3rd Harry Potter movie. I am really bad about finding things to watch on TV so its easier to put in a DVD. Although that requires getting out of bed, so that sucks.
Anyway, sorry this is such a depressing post but its all I can really think of to talk about today! Besides, if I end up having to take another sick day from work I’ll need some human interaction. But fingers crossed this passes and I can make it in. I will seriously go crazy if I have to spend another day doing nothing!
How do you handle being sick?
How often do you take sick days?
Do you get bored easily?