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Scattered thoughts on a Wednesday [Aug. 23rd, 2006|01:41 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |sickHACK!!!]

Proving once and for all that traveling in Europe did not bestow me with new reserves of grace and style, upon first arriving at the office this morning I slammed my middle left finger in a vertical file. It's all swollen and blue.

Yes, I am indeed back to work. Spent a short time saying hello to people and then hit the ground running, with piles of files dumped back on my desk from the people relieved at no longer needed to babysit them. True to my prediction, everything was at a hurry-up-and-wait status and I got back just in time for the next phase. Yay! There's nothing worse than having nothing to do.

The cold/flu/SARS/bird flu/black death thing continues to cling to my chest like a mynock. I felt reasonably good this morning, until 4 hours after my last dose of Thera-flu. At that point I completely fell apart, coughing so hard that I couldn't breathe and nearly throwing up before it all stabilized again. I'm watching the clock to make sure I'm right on top of the next dose, and stopping for more of this miracle drug on the way home from work.

Classes started this week. I am not in them. Wow. Wow wow wow. I haven't really grasped the notion of weekends without homework being the norm. It's still so foreign, after 4 years of school. I'm looking forward to the first Saturday when I wake up in the morning and have nothing to do. (It won't be this Saturday; I have to go fetch Ferrett from the airport.)

Local friends are attempting to make plans with us. I am still feeling too sick to be enthusiastic about them. Maybe by next week, when I'm well again. Right now, getting through the work day seems like challenge enough.

I do have to go to school today, actually. Must pick up my diploma!
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[User Picture]From: mycorethoughts
2006-08-23 05:46 pm (UTC)
Bleah. Feel better!

I'm working on Equinox plans, if you're still interested. I'll know more as soon as September's work schedule is settled.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 06:18 pm (UTC)
Definitely interested! Keep me informed, please.
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[User Picture]From: ls56
2006-08-23 06:04 pm (UTC)
have you thought about going to the doctor?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 06:19 pm (UTC)
Naw, that's for wimps!
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[User Picture]From: losgunna
2006-08-23 06:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, but they can perscribe an inhaler that might do wonders for that cough. :)

Sounds like me at the end of a cold....caused by bronchiospasms, and the basic asthma inhaler does the trick.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 06:44 pm (UTC)
I don't tolerate asthma inhalers - the last time I tried, it made me dizzy to the point of falling over and gave me a panic attack.
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[User Picture]From: infowidget
2006-08-23 09:13 pm (UTC)
Um.. This past December, I kept putting it off and putting it off thinking that it would all go away soon enough. It didn't and I ended up with pneumonia.
Sweetie, go to the doctor.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, if I am not any better in a day or two, I promise I'll go.
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[User Picture]From: infowidget
2006-08-24 04:22 am (UTC)
Glad to hear! I care about you and hope you get well soon.
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[User Picture]From: jeanniemac
2006-08-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
Congradulations! Diplomas are wonderful things. Not having to go to class is also a wonderful thing. Being sick is not a wonderful thing.

I hope you don't have what I have, although I have to admit they sound very similar. *sigh* I'm where you are on coughing, although it was so bad on Friday that I didn't skip the throwing up stage, twice. I seem to be coming out on the other side though. And I'm sure you will too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 06:43 pm (UTC)
Sandra had the throwing up from coughing thing after we were there. It's such fun!

Glad you're feeling better.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-08-23 06:47 pm (UTC)
Your "Black Death" is sounding an awful lot like whooping Cough, which IS having a revival, unfortunately. PLEASE see the doctor!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 07:06 pm (UTC)
It was only one incident of serious coughing fit, but I promise, if I do it again I will call the doc.

(I actually did think of whooping cough when I was struggling to breathe around the coughing.)
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[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2006-08-23 06:42 pm (UTC)
VTR! It is definitely something to be excited about. And since it's on a Friday night, you'll have the entire day on Saturday to sleep it off :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 06:45 pm (UTC)
I have to consult with Ferrett, when he gets back from Connecticut. Sounds like fun, though!
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2006-08-23 06:54 pm (UTC)
eegads and little fishes g... whatevah WILL you do with yourself with only work and family and friends to keep you occupied.

*sighs dramatically*

oh, wait. you're sick and won't go to the doctor cos "doctor's are for wimps"

that should keep you busy.

*okay... so I'm bein' a meanie head.

hope you get well soon
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-23 07:07 pm (UTC)
I know, I know. I was being sarcastic. I don't go because I always think that the doc will think I'm a stupid hypochondriac - got that hammered into my head by my mom, and it's a bugaboo I just can't seem to get past.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2006-08-23 08:55 pm (UTC)
I went through the same thing cos when I was 13 or 14 I began having what turned out to be signs of Chronic cholecystitis which don't hit women under 40 who have not been pregnant.. yeah, right, sure.

So I totally understand the hypochondria label. I stopped believing in doctors long ago.

Don't worry what THEY might think, all that matters is your health.

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2006-08-24 05:19 am (UTC)
Classes started this week. I am not in them. Wow. Wow wow wow. I haven't really grasped the notion of weekends without homework being the norm. It's still so foreign, after 4 years of school.

Tell me about it. Last week I dreamed that I was supposed to be studying for the bar exam, which was to be administered THAT DAY. And I didn't study. And I'm not a lawyer. But nobody would listen when I said I wasn't a lawyer; they just insisted I had to take the test.

I woke up freaked out and had to take deep breaths & remind myself: There are no more exams. I am out of school. There are no more tests.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 11:17 am (UTC)
I infected you! But, yeah, anxiety dreams are prety par for the course just now!
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-08-24 11:46 am (UTC)
I'm a few years away from Soc Sec and I STILL get school anxiety dreams (can't find my classroom, late for class, haven't done my homework, lost my textbook, etc.)!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 01:10 pm (UTC)
I was quite amazed, going through law school, that I didn't suffer from the anxiety dreams I underwent in college (my personal favorite was realizing I had to leave for a final in a class I'd forgotten that I'd signed up for and had never attended). I had only one anxiety dream right before my first final (that I didn't have a pen), and one before the bar (that I didn't have a pencil). None about being unprepared - a dream pattern that haunted me for almost a decade after finishing college!
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[User Picture]From: kornkid4ever
2006-08-25 06:57 am (UTC)
Because I haven't said it yet: congrats on getting your diploma :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-25 11:03 am (UTC)
Thanks. It was a thrill to get it.
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