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Sick On The Busiest Week Of The Year

May 12th, 2016 at 05:00 am

I hardly ever take sick days. It usually comes down to the threshold - can you take something and get through it? If so, go to work. You never know when you might need those sick days. I haven't taken a sick day since 2011, when I was really sick and took four in a row.

Now I actually am sick but can't take the days because it is the busiest week of the year! Is that bad luck or what? Our major deadline is next Monday, I'll probably be better by the time the deadline is over. Grrr.

We visited both families on Mother's Day and SIL was sick with a cold. I woke up feeling funny on Tuesday and by 10am I knew I had a cold. I've had chills for Tuesday and Wednesday along with being lethargic, and today I am on the sore throat stage. So not looking forward to waking up tomorrow because it's probably going to be really painful by then (if past history is anything to go by).

I made a big batch of chicken noodle soup - nothing fancy, this recipe only took half an hour to make - and have been having it every day. Will have it for lunch tomorrow too. I have been living off Lemsip Max (it has added paracetemol and other things in it to ease the cold's symptoms) and eucalyptus soothers - eucalyptus is all I can taste.

Getting sick is not cheap - around $10 to make the chicken noodle soup; $3 for a 3 pack of soothers; $13 for Lemsip Max. But seriously I could not have made it through deadline time without all this stuff - at work I am pretty much functioning normally! (At home not so much!)

Looking forward to being healthy again, hope you're all well!

7 Responses to “Sick On The Busiest Week Of The Year”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Sorry you have to work when you're sick!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry you are under the weather. Hope you recover soon.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Get well soon. I hope you don't get anyone at work sick.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks guys. I hope I didn't make anyone sick either. For the most part we got through it and got what we needed to do done.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope you're on the mend soon!

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks for your well wishes FrugalTexan Smile

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