to be sick

May 3rd, 2005

There are these people who cope well with sickness. So well that you can't really tell they're sick unless they tell you and as far as you can see, it doesn't set them back at all. They are caring, thoughtful and personable.

I am not one of those people. When I get sick (not talking serious illness here, just your regular cold or flu), I'm in no condition to do anything. I feel sorry for myself, I don't want to talk (not because of bad mood, just because talking takes effort), I'm down, unable to communicate properly cause my mood is tainted and not personable in the least.

The last few weeks I've been working 10 hour days. I have a big project at school and it counts for 60% of my overall grade this term. I'm a little late and so it has been long days in the run-in period. The work I like and that's not a problem. The long hours are a bit tiring but I can handle them. But last Thursday I woke up with pain in my shoulder. So much that walking hurt. Out of the blue, never had it before. So that day I wasn't very productive, Friday it was much better. But although I can still feel my shoulder, over the weekend it has coupled with a nasty cold. Up until this morning my throat hurt but I didn't have a runny nose. Now I do have that too, it's only gotten worse today. Today I left the house at 9.30, stayed home 2 hours for dinner and came back home at 10. But the important work that couldn't wait I got done the past two days, I might see the doctor to get a note tomorrow and apply for an extension on my project. If I lose anymore days I'll be in trouble cause I really can't spare it.

I must have consumed obscene amounts of vitamin c but it's not helping, just stalling a bit.

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1 Responses to "to be sick"

  1. Erik says:

    Bugger, one of them colds that seem to HAVE to come out eh? Best of luck to you.