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The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
So last week was really killer. I was working a lot, and the last few nights I just wasn't sleeping right - waking up again, etc. I thought I was past that, the week started out OK with solid sleep. Friday I woke up with a migraine that made me non-functional. Excedrin knocked it down enough for me to go to work. As the day went on some invisible assailant kept jabbing an icepick into my skull, right behind my right ear. And I generally felt increasingly shitty. By the time I left for home I felt chilled, had a sore throat, and generally felt weak. I sat in my car and shivered uncontrollably for a while before I could drive home. My entire weekend was shot by staying in bed dosed up on NyQuil, or DayQuil, depending on the time. I made myself stir-fry on Saturday, but couldn't finish it, so that was what I ate Sunday as well. No appetite. Today I'm dosed on DayQuil, and not getting much work done. I came in late since I had to dig out from the snow this weekend - and my fucking shovel broke. I was trying to lift a load and the metal handle just folded over on itself. I was tempted to just call in sick completely when I saw the plow wall behind my car since I'm still feeling weak and sore. Instead I ended up giving my neighbors, who were out snow blowing their driveway, $20 to clear that bit for me. It would've taken me a long time with the one cheap-ass shovel left after mine broke. I guess I'll hit Home Despot or Target, or something, on the way home to get a new shovel, just in case. I'm also out of both NyQuil and DayQuil...

I am: sick sick
Current Media: office buzz

From: yamazakikun Date: December 8th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Yeah, right.

AFAIK, there isn't a single shovel for sale in Baltimore.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 8th, 2003 03:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Good thing I don't live in Baltimore! ba-dum-tisch!
From: iwascaite Date: December 8th, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hope you feel better soon.

Standard advice, wear a sweater, drink lots of fluids (especially non-caffeinated fluids and hot fluids, best if they're both.), don't sleep naked, keep gloves in the pockets of every coat so they're always there. If you get that chilled again while you're home, take a bath (make sure to warm the sides of the tub before stopping the drain) since immersion works best for that.

If you're still getting migraine headaches, speak to your doctor about your medications. You don't want to be causing yourself problems unnecessarily. And the new anti-migraine stuff is a miracle drug if it works for you and if you're allowed to take it.

Progresso makes some decent soups, which you should consider having on hand for emergencies.
myraleemarshall From: myraleemarshall Date: December 10th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I hope you're feeling better. Like someone else already said, dress warm, lots of fluids, and something you always seem short of... REST!

Feel Better!