Under the Weather:
I am sick. I have a cold. I started feeling crummy yesterday. It really started to kick in last night. Despite some Tylenol and a NyQuil shot, I couldn't even drag myself to work. I am monitoring my symptoms because I don't know if an antibiotic is necessary.
I've always felt this ping of guilt whenever I have to call in sick. I often wonder if people think I am faking it or I am not that sick. I go through this back and forth of "should I say or should I go?". It really came back to bite me when the Dean at Former Private College asked me "Can't you just take an Advil?"during a conversation about my canceling classes due to RA flares.
I've been able to put limits on this back and forth conversation lately, particulary now that I am on Embrel and Methotrexate. Both of these drugs suppress my immune system, which means that I have a higher risk of infection. It also means that it takes me longer to recover from an infection. So, if I am sick, I have to take care of myself. Thankfully, my boss is understanding about that.
So today, I am hanging out at home, sleeping on the new couch. The Boy is snuggling with me, except when the UPS or FedEx people drop off a package. Husband checks on me regularly, making sure that I am not running a fever.
Hopefully, this is short lived.
Over the Weather:
I am so over this cold weather. Granted, I am used to it being in the teens or 20's, but I moved to Elsewhere to get away from it!!! It is quite amusing seeing people complain about the cold, although I think they would totally lose their minds if they had to deal with even colder temps like those in Lake Effect Snow Central.
Good thing I didn't get rid of my many winter coats and assorted cold weather gear!!!!
Under the Weather:
- Seeking Solace
- I am a college professor who is fumbling through the chaos of academia, rheumatoid arthritis, working on my PhD and just being a 40 something woman. I used to be a lawyer, which made me a snarky little person. I have a wonderful Husband and a German Shepherd named Junior. They help keep me sane.