Thursday, January 18, 2007
Sicker than a Dog
I don't know where that expression came from. It really doesn't make much sense. I tried to go to work today. Or rather,I got up and I went to work today, but I made it all of forty-five minutes. I was feeling terrible. Honestly, I don't even know how I made the drive in. I don't remember any of it. At seven forty five, when my boss came in I told her I was going to walk to the nurse's office to have her look at my throat. I was seriously beginning to suspect Strep Throat. I couldn't seem to keep the fever down, and the pain in my throat was unbearable. I could barely swallow. The nurse's office is a good walk from our building. In comparison, I would say it's about a block or so. I was trying to walk slowly, and not overdo it. Apparently I overdid it anyway, because when I got there I collapsed on her cot and came very close to passing out. And then I came very close to throwing up. Thankfully, neither of these ocurred. She immediately took my temperature(which was down to 101.5), and looked in my throat and declared I had Strep Throat and needed to go home. Despite my protests, she said I was in no condition to drive myself. So she called down to my building and informed my boss of my symptoms, and asked if there was someone there who could take me home. She said No. There was nobody there who could drive me home. There were two adults and two children there at the time. Two. She said she couldn't possibly leave the other person there alone. With TWO CHILDREN. The state requirement is twelve children to one adult. She has left me alone on numerous occasions to get her nails done. Yet she can't provide me the common courtesy of helping me out when I was sick. I don't get it. You would think that someone who had been through such a lengthy illness as she has would be more sympathetic. You would think the fact that we have worked together for fourteen years would be enough of a reason to help me out. I guess not. I would be lying if I said this didn't bother me. Joe says I shouldn't let it bother me. But it does. So I'm sick. Really sick. With the fever I have it doesn't look like I'll be going to work tomorrow either. I just hope the pain in my throat subsides soon. It is unbearable to the point of keeping me awake and denying me of much needed rest. Ugh.