Friday, September 14, 2007

been home sick

I came down with a cold while T and her husband were here. Actually, T and I both were coming down with a cold at the same time. I took my vitamin C and zinc and laid low Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I went to work and took Dayquil throughout the day to no avail. My nose just kept running and I kept sneezing. It was not fun and then I started to feel like I had a fever towards the end of the day. So I've been home from work and feeling slightly guilty the last two days.

In my job, there are a limited number of people who can cover for me when I'm sick. I knew that I had some important emails to answer and a complex patient scheduled. Turns out they couldn't find anyone to work for me, so my appointments were rescheduled and my boss took a call for me. I was able to check my email from home and answer the important ones. That made me feel less guilty. I started to feel much better last night and was contemplating going into work today, but once I went to bed, my nose stuffed right back up and I sneezed several times. So I stayed home again today.

This evening, I'm feeling almost back to normal. I've been planning to go to Portland this weekend to attend two open houses for missionary friends of mine who are back in the US right now. They are so fortuitously scheduled for the same weekend - one is Saturday and the other Sunday. So, I'm sticking with my plan and hope that I don't regress in my symptoms. My colds generally go from my head down to my chest, but so far the pattern is not being followed.

I'm staying at T's house and having dinner with AMG, so it's going to be a lot of fun. (BTW, the above picture has nothing to do with the contents of this post. It's just to show you the harvest on a recent day from my garden.)


Rachel said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I know what you mean about feeling guilty when you aren't able to go to work and do what needs to be done, I'm that way too. Glad you're feeling better now.

It looks like you've had a good harvest from your garden!

Martha said...

I love the photo. Fresh veggies are always beautiful, aren't they?

I hope you are feeling better too and enjoy your time in Portland!

T said...

well I hope that it doesn't go to your chest either, mine has alittle and darren's has alot.
I am still stuffy in the head..... from the cold...LOL.

kristina said...

I am sorry you have been sick. I hope you are feeling better today. I was ill for a couple of days but it didn't last.

Kim said...

I hope you are feeling better so that you can better enjoy your time with your friends.

Being sick always has the worst timing. Take good care of yourself.

gmj said...

I will testify to the sweetness of those cherry tomatoes! I got to sample one at T.s and the green beans are very tender. Get well!! Prayers for you safety and health.

joeks said...

Hope your weekend went well, and that you're feeling all better now.

Nixter said...

Sorry you have been sick but glad you are on the mend. Missed ya - hope all is well and look forward to catching up very soon!