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Can one be sickish?

THIS IS THE OBLIGATORY HEALTH ENTRY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTERS LJ (and, possibly, the letters TMI):

It's like my body can't decide whether it's still sick or not.

I did have a better day yesterday than Monday, and I was certainly functional, but Mom suggested maybe the bug in my belly from Friday hadn't been done with me by Monday. And yesterday I felt...more unsettled than sick, if that makes any sense, and that was only a slight feeling. (I first wrote "disquiet" instead of "unsettled," but I think that was me trying too hard to be poetic.) The thing is, I don't feel sick, certainly not anywhere near sick enough to warrant taking a day off. So I'll go to work, and if I start feeling worse...then home I go. But I doubt I'd need that.

I'd really like to be 100% again, please.

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chris_walsh
Sep. 27th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
Muy apreciado. The apreciado is muy. ;-)

Thanks for the thought. I'm OK.
leonardpart6
Sep. 27th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
"Disquiet." You sound like Scrooge.

Get better.
chris_walsh
Sep. 27th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
I am reading a well-known Late Victorian right now...

Thanks. I'm OK. Mainly cold, but that's a chronic problem in my office.
stagger_lee77
Sep. 27th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
damn you're still sick?

maybe you should see a doc...
chris_walsh
Sep. 28th, 2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I am feeling better.

That's the short answer. Here's the longer answer:

NOTE TO SELF: Stop being such a butthead about illness!!!! Maybe I need that big and bold and marqueed,
like this...

'Cause I can be such a species of butthead, unfortunately. It takes a lot for me to even take a sick day, let alone visit a doctor. I'm getting better at recognizing when I'm genuinely sick and when I'm just letting stress make me feel sick -- I had this really stressful stretch (by my standards) in late '03/early '04 that led to trouble sleeping, which was a vicious cycle (trying to sleep when I had trouble => more stress => more trouble sleeping) that I soon broke, thank everything. (I saw a doctor then, and was diagnosed with too-f'in-stressed-so-get-laid-or-something-whatever-you-need-to-do-to-relax-and-you'll-be-fine. Didn't get laid, but I did get more relaxed...)

I think Monday's work stress (much lower than the stress from that other time) was making me feel worse, and that the feeling lingered into Tuesday morning, but I did feel better not much later. I feel I'm over it, but I'm paying attention.

I waited to reply because I was worried I'd sound hella flippant. Which'd be annoying for you, and not-good for me.
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