Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am no longer looking forward with such great anticipation to my birthday. I have an illness of some sort which seems to just be getting worse. I thought it was just a cold, and maybe it actually is, but if so it's the worst cold I've ever had. It woke me up this morning with prolonged painful coughing. I've called in sick to work today and am visiting the doctor. Only the doctor won't see me because he's booked solid so the nurse will perform the inspection. Personally, I'm not entirely confident in her diagnostics abilities, but the receptionist told me that the nurse can prescribe, so she must know something. I told Partner I think I caught TB from the airport. Only I don't really think that because TB would really suck. Still, it is my birthday tomorrow and I don't want to be sneezing and blowing my nose into the wrapping paper, nor coughing on the cake.

We went to a party last week--the first party I've been to in ages. I only wished I had a new party dress. I did have a good time and learned some things about people I work with. For instance, I had a chat about CERN with a young man of 18. He told me he wants to do an internship there, and was amazed I knew what it was (my job doesn't require a lot of intelligence). We stayed very late at this party; Partner assures me I didn't commit any indiscretions; and I wore fabulous shoes.


Gilbrides said...

I'm so sorry you're sick! That is so terrible to be sick on your birthday. I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday. I hope this year will be an amazing year for you. (can you believe we're getting this old?)

Adam and Jennie MacPherson Family said...

I hope you are feeling better. Sorry I'm a little late at wishing you a Happy B-day! I remembered a few days ago, but haven't been able to do much on the computer lately. I also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope it is a great one!