I Gave In…

I woke up this morning and while the congestion seemed to be a little bit better, I still ached all over. Ugh. It took all the strength I had just to get out of bed. I got to the office and started to talk to the boss. Told her how I was feeling, and she said, “Go call your doctor.” But it’s just a virus! I don’t want to wait at their office for hours on end for them to just tell me that it’s a virus and it has to run it’s course. Fine. Fine, fine, fine … I’ll call. So I called, they called me back, we made an appointment for 2:45. Amazingly, I was out of there by 3:30. She confirmed that there is a bug going around, but it seems to be hitting people with allergies the most – that’s how it gets you. I guess it was a good thing I went in – she said I have the early signs of a sinus, ear and upper respiratory infection. It hasn’t moved into my lungs yet, but it was on it’s way. I was still running a low fever, and she questioned why I had been going to work. Why? Because in today’s society we get ourselves into the frame of mind where we think that calling in sick is wrong. I mean, it was just a low fever. Not to mention the fact that I’ve now learned my thermometer is off by a degree – because according to mine I didn’t have a fever at all. She wrote up a prescription for antibiotics, a decongestant, and sent me on my way. Hopefully I’ll finally get rid of this thing. I’m so tired of feeling like I ache from head to toe. At least I can finally breathe today – that’s a nice switch considering how the rest of the week has been!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

6 replies on “I Gave In…”

Why is it that we all feel so bad about calling in sick? I do the SAME thing, and when I am home sick, I feel guilty for it. 🙁 Its silly because it just means that our co-workers could get sick if we DO go in, but I always know that if I’m not there, something that only I know how to do will come up. Obviously, I’m having to give up on those thoughts now that I’m sick most of the time, but its been a hard road to get to this place!

In my office if you have even a sniffle, you aren’t allowed to come in, because you might then become patient zero and infect the whole office. And then people will get very mad at you and make fun of you forever.

No, it’s not a like a rule, but no one in my office ever feels guilty for staying or going home sick because our boss practically holds the door open for us.

Take care of yourself!!

Allergies are the sinus infection’s play friend I tell you! I don’t know how many times I’ve had a cold “develop” because I didn’t realize it was a cold until I had fever symptoms. Living with 4 cats means living with constant sniffles for me (I used to get hives, so I’m definitely not complaining.)

Feel better, watch Meg Ryan movies and eat yummy soup, tell us what the cats finally got named, and wash your hands ALOT.

Well, you could have waited until you were coughing up a lung, but they probably have rules about that sort of thing at the office.

Glad you’re on the way back to wellness. Any time is a bad time to be sick, but summer is the worst, I think.

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