Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Still ill...and miserably so. I was meant to be working over Christmas, as my workplace doesn't ever close, but I visited the doctor again on Monday and he wrote me a note for one week off work. I thought I'd be feeling better by now. I really thought I'd be feeling better but I actually feel worse. Still, I don't have pneumonia: he told me my lungs were pretty clear. When I went to the nurse last week she didn't examine me at all. She asked me what was wrong and wrote a prescription for antibiotics. She didn't listen to my chest or take my temperature; she didn't even ask me to elaborate on my symptoms. Which by now have not changed. It feels like there's no end in sight and I'm never going to feel better.

So Christmas doesn't seem like such a big deal now either. I had a miserable coughing feverish birthday and even had to make my own birthday dinner...at least I didn't have to make the cake. I had to make my own cake for my 17th birthday when I was sick with the flu too. But my worst birthday was my 21st when I didn't get any presents or cards and there wasn't even enough dinner to go around and my friend's grandmother only made me a cake at the last minute because I began crying at her house...This birthday was nothing on that one! Except now I'm getting old enough that I don't really want to think about it any more.

Trying to end on a positive note...nope, can't think of one.

2 comments:

Jennie said...

Dear Galadriel,
I'm am sorry you are not feeling well. I too have a cold, but Jaxton seems to have it the worst he has been sick longer than me and has a terrible cough. You asked which list Austin was on and that is a tough one. If Santa had a 'Forgive me I can't help it I'm three" list that is the one he would be on. I warned him about getting on the naughty list this week so we will see what Santa has decided. If you ask Austin he will tell you he's on the nice list. I have to admit that I laughed too when he told his dad he was on Santa's list. Well, I hope you get feeling better soon! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Abe and Tracy Poulsen said...

Ugh! I'm sorry that you are so sick. I hope you get better soon. I have only once been sick enough for the doctor to write a week off note from work. It wasn't fun. Also, thanks for sending the card. My parents also appreciated theirs.