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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I don't do "sick" very well

Today I stayed home from work. I have a cold and it has given me a mushy brain, one blocked nostril, one runny nostril, a sinus headache and a sore throat. I woke up feeling like crap and thought it would be best if I rested at home. I’m not a good patient, especially when I’m the nurse. These are some things I’ve discovered about being at home, sick:

1. Once I’m awake I can’t lie in bed. Even if I wake up at 5.30am when my boys get up.

2. Once I’m out of bed I find myself looking for something to do. However I still don’t want to do the vacuuming.

3. I can’t go through the day without turning the computer on – and the TV.

4. I find it difficult to rest. I just have to check my work emails and my home emails and Facebook…

5. I can’t remember when I should take all the pills lined up on the kitchen windowsill.

6. I hate taking pills.

7. Exercising on the spin bike unblocks my nose.

8. I don’t think I can exercise on the bike 24/7, so apart from 45 minutes every day I will have a blocked nose.

9. I get bored being at home.

10. Daytime TV is more crap than night time TV.

11. I actually want to go to work tomorrow, even if I still feel like crap!


  1. I hear you, it is so hard for me to sit still and relax, unless I am SUPER sick. I hope you feel better!

  2. Use a neti pot for the congestion...totally amazing! ...once you get over the shock of doing it, you will love the clear head! Stick your head in a good book and enjoy the down time!...Get better soon!

  3. I get mad when I get sick.
    I don't get hypochondriacs

    Feel better soon, Cassandra!

  4. Get your rest or you won't get better! Hey, I thought I was the only one who kept their pills on the kitchen window sill.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  5. feel better, lady :) sometimes, getting up and getting out helps.

  6. Getrealmommy - thank you! I feel better today.

    Martha - finally feeling better, thank you!

    mermaid - whats a neti pot? I've never heard of it.

    Jamie - I totally agree! Thank you I do.

    chele - I'm bad at getting rest! lol Thank you.

    Sarah - Thank you - I think going to work yesterday helped.

  7. I hope you feel better.

    Yes, daytime television can be pretty dang bad...

  8. WhisperingWriter - I feel much better now thank you!

  9. Hope you're better by the time you see my comment...
    I was sounding like a barking seal last few days. Today, running nose no matter what I do. I think we should take a poll to see how many of us are sick right now.

  10. Best wishes. I hate being sick

  11. Domestic - I'm so much better thank you!

    Kazzy - thank you!


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