Madrun (madrun) wrote,

why I got sick

For those of you who aren't on facebook- the week before last I thought I was getting the flu. I went to the doctor, he confirmed it was a virus. The next morning I was in the emergency room. I left with the diagnosis of "kidney infection". I spent most of the next week laying on the couch watching Angel reruns and trying to rest. 

I willed this illness into existence.  I had been daydreaming for weeks about getting sick just so I could have an excuse to stay home and get all the dozens of little projects nagging at me finally done. The dozens of little projects that I never seem to have the time or the energy to complete, or even to start.

The irony of course is that then I do get sick, really sick, home for 6 days and only working half days for another week kind of sick... and I was too sick to get any of those damn projects done. 4 hours at work meant another 4 hours on the couch to recover. The prescription painkillers made me so nauseous I couldn't concentrate on anything. I haven't been that sick in YEARS, not since the last time I had strep throat. 

So yes, I got my 2 weeks at home... and gained nothing except this incredible backlog of work. I think I have learned my lesson.
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