I Really Need a Break

Most people need a break from work, me I need a break from being sick. I’m not talking diabetes or fibromyalgia or anything like that. I’m just talking colds, infections and the flu. I have literally lost track of the number of colds, flu and infections I have had over the last year or two. It seems I go from one to another to another. I have another cold right now.

It started last Tuesday with a sore throat coming on a few hours before I left work. I powered through a sore throat all day Wednesday and Thursday and some sneezing but it wasn’t all that bad, just more of an annoyance then anything. By Friday night the congestion set in, all stuffed up, runny nose, watery eyes etc., all the fun cold symptoms. I’ve always been told as an asthmatic not to take cold medication/cough syrup but I have always done it and apparently it can raise your blood sugar as well but at this point I am miserable.

Friday was a stay at home and relax on the couch day after I had a dentist appointment for a cleaning. I don’t work Fridays. I never canceled the cleaning because last time I tried to cancel a cleaning appointment when I woke up the morning of it with the flu they got really mad at me and wanted to charge me $100 for the appointment. So I just told her about the cold before we started and she said as long as I was okay it was fine. Later that evening the symptoms were more bothersome but still controllable with cold medication (Shopper’s Drug mart brand of Tylenol Cold basically).

Saturday I felt pretty good and Edward convinced me that as long as I bundled up warm it would do me some good to get out and go for a walk so we chose Peggy’s Cove. In hind sight maybe the wind and salt water air may not have been the best choice, or maybe it was. Who knows. I felt okay Saturday night. I just relaxed and watched TV with Edward.

Sunday I woke up feeling really horrible with a really hoarse and sore throat, wheezing, coughing, headache, fever, congestion and generally feeling like I was hit by an 18-wheeler. I ended up calling in sick to work. I relaxed on the couch again and kept warm and fell asleep with the cat laying on my feet. Later I woke up feeling sick to my stomach but I am guessing that is just the congestion and everything else because I never did get sick.

Today I am feeling a bit better and am heading to work shortly armed with more cold medication, throat lozenges, my inhaler and lots of water. Maybe I’ll grab a peppermint tea from Tim Hortons before I start work today. It’s going to be a busy day, Monday’s always are but it is a short week because of yesterday plus my next week is also a short week because I booked Sunday the 13th off (at least I think I did, I’ll have to double check when I get there). So at least I can get some rest and try and get rid of this cold.

As I was saying before it’s just one thing after another. I am not sure what is causing me to get sick so often or what I can do about it but I have fought multiple chest infections, throat infections, a uterine infection (which put me in the hospital for 3 days), colds, the flu (3 or 4 times), plus the infection and dry socket from the wisdom teeth extraction all since October and it doesn’t seem to want to stop. I really need a break. I’m not even really under that much stress right now. I just need to have a few months without getting sick.

A new chapter in life…

It’s been a tough emotional weekend which I really don’t want to get into too many details about, but it has resulted in me moving in with my Aunt and her two kids and my parents taking Max for now.

They are coming up this coming weekend to help me pack up my stuff and they are taking it home. As you can probably guess. Cory and I have decided to break up. I am moving out.

I am not gonna get into details right now. I don’t want it coming out like I blame him because I don’t. It’s just one of those things that happen I guess. I am trying to keep it together and so far feel I am doing a fairly good job. Considering I am currently sitting on a single bed in a Tinkerbell room at my Aunt’s lol wondering where the hell everything went wrong.

Anyways, at this point in time the idea is for my brother to move up here with me when he is finished his course. He was taking a 12 week course through social services and then is planning on coming up to look for a job over the summer. So if all goes as planned then him and I will look for an apartment together in August or September.

Should be interesting. I am not sure how this will work out. He is a handful. But I love him and I am hoping it will be really good for him to get up here, get a job and face real life for once. I am just hoping I know what I am doing…

On another note. My Canon EOS Rebel T5 arrived today. I skipped out on work (voluntary leave) early to pick it up before going to my Aunt’s. I am excited to use it, too bad I have no money to drive anywhere.

I have a 40-45 minute drive to work now so maybe I will see something along the way.

Spring where are you? I’m ready for you.

I am at my parents place for the weekend. I traveled down after work last night for the weekend since I have not been home since American Thanksgiving in November. I am happy to be home. While I was here I decided to see if I could get my nails done. The result:

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I absolutely love them! It’s going to take a bit of getting used to for typing. But I am so happy with them.

We are driving home on Sunday and my parents and brother are coming up with for the night and staying at my Aunt Ferne’s place Sunday and we are all having Easter supper with Aunt Ferne and the kids. I haven’t seen them in a while despite the fact I live closer to them then my Mom and Dad do.

Unfortunetly we are supposed to get more snow all week. Since it is only calling for less then a cm on Sunday I should be good but it is calling for 5cm on Monday when they come home. Hopefully it doesn’t change. Last night it said 5-10 and two days ago it said 10-15.

Thankfully we are supposed to get warmer weather so it might end up just being rain. Hopefully.