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Anatomy of a day off

August 10th, 2006 at 04:26am

I had a rostered day off from work yesterday…and somehow it turned into a horrid sick day.

I guess it started at the end of Tuesday’s work day when I was already feeling a bit under the weather, I got home with a headache and a runny nose, and although I have been a tad ill for the last week or so, this was worse than normal. It seemed to clear up later that evening so I didn’t think much of it.

Wednesday morning came around, and I got up early (5:30am) as I had an interview scheduled for 6am (more on that later), that went fine although I was probably still a bit under the weather and was rambling a bit. At 7:30 the headache was bad…and I went back to bed for a while…I ended up spending most of the day in bed, sometimes able to sleep, other times not, and most of the time with a bad headache. I had a lunch scheduled as one of the many things I was planning on doing…it never happened…and I forgot to ring to cancel it…I got a call around midday from the person I was going to have lunch with, but I never answered the call as the sound of the phone ringing made my head feel like exploding.

I’ve been feeling unwell for most of the day, although the headache has subsided for the most part…it’s coming in bursts, I can’t concentrate on anything for long, and I’m just not feeling well.

It’s also 4am and I can’t sleep, I doubt I’ll be up to working for ten hours today, and think I’ll call in sick…and that poses an impossible dillema. I will go back to bed shortly as the dark quietened room will be much nicer to be in than a bright room with a difficult computer screen, but if I’m not well enough to go to work then I will need to call my manager before 9am (my scheduled start time)…right now I could probably call and leave a message, but that would almost certainly raise questions about why I’m up at 4am anyway…alternatively I could wait until daylight, by which time I’ll probably feel worse and the phone might not be an option.

I also have a problem of being sick on the day after my “day off”…it may look like I’m just trying to extend my time off…I guess I’ll wait until daylight to ring.

I’m rambling…I’m going back to bed…my head hurts again, and this has taken far too long and far too many sessions to write, and I’m not sure it makes any sense.


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