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.