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Working Sick and Tired [Oct. 6th, 2008|04:28 pm]
Lanette
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I really really need a vacation. Not a fun vacation, but one where I stay home, do nothing, and read books. A destressing session.

Sucks to say that on a Monday right after I had a whole weekend to rest, but I can't kick this cold and the pain flare seems to last forever. Fingers crossed that I can take a week off soon. It would really help me to recharge and get my health under control if I can. I don't think I'm going to make it to Christmas without one. My boss said once we ship it is ok to take some time off to recharge. Our 1 on 1 was a riot! We both were sniffling with hoarse throats in the meeting and looked like death warmed over. I have such a sweet and good boss.

I am working with a heat/massage pad on my lower back and a stick on heat pag on the back of my neck stuck to my hoodie with the hood up and I still can barely move even on pain pills.

I want to curl into a ball and not move with a warm blankie on and a kitty on me. It's come to my attention that I am so used to working sick that staying home doesn't occur to me when it should.

At this point I'm so tired of hurting that I'm willing to consider spinal fusion surgery if it can help with the pain. Even pain pills aren't helping that much and I've failed to continue improving with Physical Therapy. When I get sick on top of the pain I just can't function at all.
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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-10-07 12:13 am (UTC)

Meta comment

If the mood you want isn't listed, choose one that has a picture like what you feel, then to the right, type in the mood. What you type will show instead of the listed tag on the mood.

And real comment:
So sorry you are so sick. If possible, maybe just take 1 day off to rest and feel better. Sounds like you really shouldn't have been there today. Sending healing vibes. *hug*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-07 12:16 am (UTC)

Re: Meta comment

Thank you! The heating pads and tea are really helping and I'm ALMOST done. I'm going to eat chicken soup and get myself to bed early. *hugs*

p.s. I changed the mood. Thanks for teaching this old dog a few new tricks rather than taking me out back and putting me out of my misery. If I were a horse I'd have been sent to the glue factory already. ;)

Edited at 2008-10-07 12:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: missk
2008-10-07 12:26 am (UTC)

Re: Meta comment

*chuckle*

I there there's a lot of miles left on ya, my dear. Sometimes it may feel like you are that "beater" that has the bumper duct-taped on, but really, you will make it a long ways yet, is my guess.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-10-07 02:52 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better. *hugs*

I know what you mean about working sick and not even thinking of staying home. Sometimes when I feel like crap, I'll just be on automatic and go into work and midway through think, "how the hell did i think I could do this?!" and panic about being on time and getting all my paperwork finished, but I do. It's a miracle or maybe because I know or at least think that if I don't do it, no one else can do it as well. *shrugs*

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-07 03:09 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you. I feel that same way, as if there is no way it will get done or somehow the world will end if I'm not there.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-10-09 07:29 pm (UTC)
Damn straight! You know that no one else can do it up to your standards of awesomeness! Unfortunately, that causes you to suffer, which sucks. Why can't others be as awesome? *grins*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
I am certainly finding that if I trust them and give them a chance to be, many people ARE awesome.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-10-09 07:52 pm (UTC)
Hooray for awesomeness!
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[User Picture]From: graphxgirl
2008-10-07 04:50 pm (UTC)
my step-father just had surgery on his spine a few months ago. now, while i'm all for alternative therapy whenever absoltely possible, and really dislike the idea of surgery...it did help him.

he's doing really well now. he's even got the okay to go skiing this season!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-07 05:04 pm (UTC)
That is exciting! My doctor is hoping that the physical therapy can tide me over until they have some more nerve pain treatment medications since the Lyrica worked so darn well (until I got the 23 day migraine).

I'm happy for your Dad. It also helped my Mom. Having degenerative spine disorders is partly hereditary unfortunately.
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