Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One of those weeks

Got a bit ill on Monday.  The familiar feeling of a head cold.  By lunchtime I was hacking and coughing enough that my co-workers were coming over to check on me.  Called my doctor to see if she could fit me in that afternoon.  When she heard my symptoms, she said I had another sinus infection and she would just call in prescriptions for antibiotics and steroids.  Saved me a trip to her office, so I can't complain there.

Yesterday was just a blah day.  The cold was going a bit better, but the steroids gave me a case of the fidgets and the munchies.  Meetings all day, with not a lot of actual technical work.  When I picked up Junior Bear, he was hot to the touch, and complained of feeling awful.  Put him to bed with Tylenol and Nyquil.  I, on the other hand, was up until 2 AM with steroid induced insomnia.  How do athletes take these things and still function?

This morning, I checked on Junior, and he still felt pretty low.  Emailed my boss to tell him I'd be dialing in from home, and then tried to fire up the work laptop.  It came up OK, but the display is very dark and I can't get it to lighten.  I could recognize the login screen, but the desktop was unusable.  So I had to email my boss again to say I was just taking a sick day instead.  Tomorrow, I'll get with the PC techs at work and have them look at the laptop.  Hopefully they can either fix it or replace it. 

I hope the second half of the week turns out a bit better. 


Julie said...

sorry to hear that you and baby bear aren't well. Here's to a quick recovery.

DaddyBear said...

Junior and I will be OK. I wanted to jump on this illness fast so I didn't end up sick for a week and a half like I did last time.

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