I remember the good old days when being sick meant chicken soup, movie watching, slurpees and my Mom reading me a story and giving me a hot towel to feel better…Sigh for those days are long ago. (I obviously had a great mother right!)
Working from home is a great blessing but I have a hard time really resting. I regularly suffer from insomnia and unfortunately this does not decrease when I am sick. I can’t seem to turn off all of the things left to do and it is so easy to do them, that far too often I do. I technically took 6 hours of vacation today but I should not have because I really worked all day. Sigh…
So here was my sick day. I woke up and worked solid until about 11. Then I was coughing so much I had to lie down.
I took some cold medicine and read my book club book Macbeth by Shakespeare (very enjoyable). I still felt antsy and couldn’t relax. I stopped an answered more emails, all which seemed immediate and I was grateful I had answered them. (That is my greatest problem. I am sure they could wait but in the moment it does not feel like they could).
I went to an insomnia specialist on Tuesday and we talked about my anxiety and struggles relaxing. She challenged me to turn off my cell phone for 4 hours. As she was saying it I grew involuntarily tense like she had put a spell on me. I was surprised by the strength of the response. She quickly said in alarm ‘we don’t have to do that right away…’. I want to work on this but not sure how. We’ll see. I will keep chipping away at it.
Anyway, I decided to make some soup for sick little old me. It was a lentil soup mix I had that required adding carrots, onions and celery. I was chopping the ingredients (I had all 3 from bountiful baskets) and cut my finger badly.
I was worried I would pass out when I cut it and my whole arm felt tingly. Luckily it healed up pretty good.
So then I tried to rest some more but I felt guilty for not checking the PO Box for Poler so I went out to get the mail. Nothing there. However, I used the chance to go and get my sick tradition- Slurpee (At least some things don’t change!).
So now I will try to eat something tonight but I have no appetite when I’m sick. It is the one time I wish I had a roommate. Someone who could get me something tasty and comforting….Sigh.
I just hope can recover because there is far too much to do right now.
See what I mean. I make a lousy sick person!
So there is my sick day.