I don’t get sick

At least that’s true most of the time and it usually means that when I do I tend to fall in a heap.  I got through the entire first 13 months at my current job without taking any sick leave but on Monday night last week started to get a bit of a dry cough.   That night I went down hill and although I got up to go to work I ended up going back to bed.  Same thing Wednesday and come Thursday morning I decided I’d go to the doctors.

I was in the surgery for around a minute I reckon.  He held the stethscope to my chest in three places and asked me to cough, he stuck a depressor down my throat and then said.

“You are not well.  I feel you have a virus and you should go home and spend the next three days in bed.  If you are no better on Sunday, come back and ask for Dr Alex.”

Come Sunday I was feeling better and Monday I went back to work only to find that I coughed and spluttered all day and lost my voice.  In the end the boss told me not to come in on Tuesday, so I didn’t.   So what is the illness – I don’t know, I have had the symptoms of swine flu, but the doctor never told me that was what it was.  All I know is that I was not myself.  Some might say it was man flu, but I can tell you I was genuinely incapable of working for the best part of a week.

I’m Back – Sort Of

I’m starting to feel a little better – at least to the point where I can read but not where I feel too much like writing yet.

I’ve been lucky – I’ve only ever had more than four days in a row away sick from work once before in my lifetime and that was five years ago when I had an operation on my sinuses. This thing has really knocked me rotten. Doctor said he didn’t think it was the flu but was certainly some other viral thing. I started on the antibiotics yesterday so maybe that’s why I feel on the way up today.

This is the first day since Sunday when I haven’t woken with a headache and that feels great.

Thanks for all of you who checked in on me and I’m surfing slowly through everything I’ve missed in the last few days. Hopefully the urge to write will return soon.

I’m Back – Sort Of

I’m starting to feel a little better – at least to the point where I can read but not where I feel too much like writing yet.

I’ve been lucky – I’ve only ever had more than four days in a row away sick from work once before in my lifetime and that was five years ago when I had an operation on my sinuses. This thing has really knocked me rotten. Doctor said he didn’t think it was the flu but was certainly some other viral thing. I started on the antibiotics yesterday so maybe that’s why I feel on the way up today.

This is the first day since Sunday when I haven’t woken with a headache and that feels great.

Thanks for all of you who checked in on me and I’m surfing slowly through everything I’ve missed in the last few days. Hopefully the urge to write will return soon.