Thursday, February 07, 2008

Under the Weather

I feel terrible. I have a miserable cold/flu virus that has completely wiped me out.

And if you know me, you know that it takes a lot to wipe me out! If I were a D&D character, I would have a Constitution of 20. But I have a fever, my body aches all over, my head is congested, my throat is raw, and my lungs are full of uncoughable phlegm. I'm at about 20% power right now.

I went to work for two half-days yesterday and today. I really shouldn't have gone at all, but today was the Black History Month choir performance, and I had to be there. (It went remarkably well, given how poorly I was feeling.) But by the end I was so weak that there was no way I could climb up the (huge) hill and retrieve my car from the parking lot. So I found a colleague who knew how to drive a stick, and asked him to drive my car down for me. I owe him one. Maybe when I feel better I'll bake him something nice.

Tomorrow, I'm taking a sick day. Hopefully the weekend will give me a good opportunity to convalesce, and I'll be back at work on Monday.

Otherwise, if you're off work for health reasons for more than four days, you go on short-term disability. I don't want to find out how that works.


Jane said...

oh no! feel better soon!

rachel said...

Dude! Feel better!

Laura said...

Boo for being sick! Did you get a flu shot this year? Just curious if it works...

I hope Jeff and Vinny don't get it. :-(

EcoGeoFemme said...

What a bummer that you were feeling sick for the choir performance. :(