The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I give up.

Tuesday night was terrible.  I don't know how I made it through work.  Then I got home & just fell apart.  My throat was killing me, & I was exhausted from the coughing.  I just wanted to sleep, but I couldn't...because of the coughing.  In fact, I didn't get to sleep until after 4:30, & then I woke up again at 7:30.

But, I got smart & called the doctor's office first thing.  I had an appointment at 9:00 yesterday, & my suspicions were correct - I have strep throat.  I stopped at work on my way home from the doctor to find out what I should do (the doctor told me to stay home, but I'm within my 90-day probation period at work because I just started in June).  Thankfully, HR told me the doctor's note was sufficient, so I had the day to rest.

I started my antibiotics, & I was starting to feel better by yesterday afternoon.  My MIL came over to help with laundry, dishes & some other things I've been too drained to do.  It was such a relief to finally start to feel better.

And then, I tried to go to sleep...once again with the freaking coughing.  I went to bed at 11:30, but didn't get to sleep until sometime after 2. 

I woke up this morning (still coughing) a little sick to my stomach.  Turns out, nausea is a side effect of Penicillin.  Great.  Just what I want to deal with as I go back to work.

I keep trying to tell myself that it's just today & tomorrow, then I have the weekend to rest.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Awwww hun! No FML! You will be better before you know it! Hang in there! {{hugs}}