Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sick of Being Sick

Yesterday morning I woke up with a raging headache and a throbbing sore throat. So I took a sick day and skipped work (except I didn't really skip work since I kept refreshing Outlook on my laptop to make sure I wasn't missing anything).

Needless to say I think my sudden bout of sickness is from my recent case of running-myself-ragged-from-the-crazy-amount-of-work-I've-been-doing-and-that-little-thing-called-moving-plus-all-that-jetlag-from-all-that-jet-setting syndrome.

I have this problem of pushing myself so hard for multiple weeks at a time that all of a sudden my body just crashes. I did this in college once - commuting twice a week in and out of the city for my internship, balancing three classes on top of that, and editing the school newspaper late into the night...not to mention my nights of binge drinking - all led me to crash myself straight into the hospital with some mysterious stomach pains that were never really identified.

So to avoid doing that to myself again, I didn't push myself to go to work yesterday. Instead, I took the day off to answer my important e-mails from my couch while watching reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 (gotta catch up before the new 90 starts in a few weeks!) and drinking what felt like gallons of water and ginger ale.

Unfortunately, I only feel a tiny bit better today and I also have the unfortunate luck of having a work event to work/plan tonight. In other words, it's going to to be a long night of schoomzing clients and refilling trays of crudite and antipasto.

I am just so over being sick. Normally, I love getting sick. I know, it's kinda weird. But it's like a free 'get out of jail' free card. No work and an excuse to sit on the couch or lay in bed all day. That is so right up my alley.

But today I just want to be healthy. I want to not have a fever. I want my throat to stop aching. I want food to taste good again. And I would love it if my eyes weren't permanently half-shut. That way I could make this party that best party it can be.

Instead, I am so over it.

22 comments:

JulyBug said...

HAHAHA, finally! Someone else who looks being sick. Also people feel bad and do nice things for you. It's the best. Unless it's food poisoning and then it's awful.

Miss Caught Up said...

I just tuned in! I hope you get better soon.

Belle of the Ball said...

I love reading your blog! I know the feeling when all you want is to breathe and talk without wincing in pain! Hope you feel better. The Emergen-C packs always help me.

Fidget Midget said...

I feel your pain! I'm recovering from bronchitis right now and I've already missed about a week from work. I hope you feel better soon!

Constructive Attitude said...

Feel better soon!

Michelle said...

Feel better! I would always get sick when I ran myself rampant, then I started working out and it help me better manage things. I need to get back to doing that.

Drink plenty of OJ! Oh, and Gatorade helps when you're sick!

Ashley D said...

I'm sorry your sick when you have important things to do! usually I love being sick too (who doesn't love staying home and watching tv all day?), but it's not fun when you know you have tons of work waiting for you when you get back. I hope you feel better soon!

*smuz* said...

Calm down, get some tea in you (chamomille for relaxation, bugambilia for throatache, add lime and honey) try to relax a little, then continue work, but really really prioritizing and maybe skips some of the minor things.... we wouldnt want you bad and getting in to the hospital, would we?
Without WG2 we would just have to look for another blog!! aiks!

lisa said...

I hope you feel better soon! Usually the perks associated with being sick happen when you get over the worst of the illness, and you're just recuperating and trying not to be contagious.

Amber said...

I feel your pain, except I am no longer a working girl... I went to stay at home mom. Now I don't get to call in sick and stay in bed. Unless its the weekend and I can force my husband to do anything I want. It can get pretty icky in a house with a sick mom and a teething baby. Feel better!

Debateur said...

Outlook just never goes away does it. I was sick at home with a migraine yesterday and even through my dizziness I was still checking it.

The Excuse Eliminator said...

Some down time is indeed a nice break! Over time, I've started listening to my body before I get really sick. While being sick can be a bit of good fun, for me it always comes at the worst time!

Monster Librarian said...

Feel better!

Katelin said...

drink some wine, wine always helps :)

feel better!

ceemee said...

get well soon WG! I am not at work right now because I had gastroenteritis-something at 1am and was rushed to the ER. now, i'm supposed to be resting. he he!

shaikens said...

two things:
sudafed, Emergen-C

get better girl, get it girl get it!

missBee said...

There is nothing worse then a sore throat and a party. Hope it goes well!
Love your blog by the way!

Sunny said...

Get well!

Elizabeth said...

I can never seem to get the whole "sick" thing right. When I feel fine I'm always wishing I was sick to get out of doing something and then when I'm sick I would much rather be feeling fine so I could go do what I need to. Its an evil cycle.

Maxie said...

I do the same thing-- I push myself until I get physically sick and just can't take it anymore. I don't think I'll ever learn my lesson.

La Mafiosa said...

Sooooo true! I completely understand the feeling. Agreed on the Emergen-C, I like tangerine flavor the best.

By the way, I think this blog is awesome! Keep it up!

newyorkcliche said...

I just started reading your blog and its crazy because I'm sick at the very same time! Same symptoms even (mine turned out to be strep throat, hope yours wasnt), this could have been an entry I wrote. feel better! I'm adding you to my blogroll!