Friday, April 16, 2010

Done Like Dinner

Alright, that's it. I dragged myself in to work and managed to get through half a day. Now I'm done.

I knew I was in trouble last night when I woke up at 4am feeling shivery. I took my temperature in the morning and it was higher than normal, but not a fever, so I decided I'd better show up at the office. We're moving in less than a month; there are daily decisions to be made about construction; and deadlines are looming from every direction, so every day counts.

I got 2.5 blocks from home (just past the point at which it's not worth going home to call a cab) before I realized I should have called a cab. I made it halfway to work and then I had to stop on the street to take a breather. Then I shuffled the rest of the way there at a snail's pace. By the time I got to my desk, I was beat. It was half an hour before I caught my breath from the effort of all that walking. The walking I usually do twice every day without thinking about it.

I got quite a bit accomplished here, but now I'm done. My heart is working hard, and all I'm doing is sitting up and typing. And eating a sandwich. These things do not normally push me to my physical limits.

The first sign that something was amiss occurred on Wednesday. I was doing some advanced-type service on the photocopier and my head started to spin. I figured that maybe I inhaled some toner dust, or one of the parts which I was handling might have residue on it from the manufacturing process. So, either I was poisoned by the fuser, or the ozone filter, or that was when I first started to feel whatever virus has got ahold of me.

I'm going to take a cab to the grocery store, stock up for the next few days, and then go lie down for the whole weekend. That is all.

You guys, take it easy, and have a good weekend.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Feel better! Rest up.

Kate said...

That's exactly what happened to me last Friday. I should have stayed home, too. You get better fast. I ended up at Acute Care on Sunday. So, I hope you don't have to go that route. Get some popsicles. That's what worked the best magic for ME!

Jenski said...

Oh no - feeling "off" is the worst. Glad you plan to lie low this weekend. Get better!

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Hope the weekend of napping gets you back to 100%. Let Ken wait on you hand and foot.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ooh poor you. I bet you are pleased it's the weekend and you can take it easy.

Hope you feel 100% better really soon.

DarcsFalcon said...

Goodness! You just never get a break, do you? Go, lie down, sleep! Rest up come back healthy and sound. :)

Feel better soon hon.

G said...

Nothing worse that being sick on the weekend.

Hope you feel better by Monday.

Ily said...

Hope the rest did you good and that you're feeling better for the new week!

I spent three days at the festival with family and friends having a ball! Now I'm exhausted, but in a good way.