Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sickness and Snow

This could be the most boring post ever, so I'm at least adding pictures!

Today was the first time I've left my house since Monday. Kentucky has been smacked with an ice/snow storm that has left thousands without power or water. My parents (both sets) are without electricity and one is camped out with an aunt and uncle (I think), and the other set is making due with a wood-burning stove and fireplace.

My office has been closed for the last two days--our very first snow days ever! We get delays and stuff but never a shutdown like this. Which has been wonderful because I've been sick as a dog (I hate that expression, but still, it comes out) since this past weekend.

I hate being around other people when I am sick and feeling my most vulnerable so it hasn't been that bad. On the other hand, I desperately need to see a doctor. I keep running a fairly high fever and I think I have either strep throat or bronchitis or whatever, either way, it's nothing good. If I need antibiotics (I rarely do, it seems to just be a once-a-year deal for me) I wish I could just get them. I am making due with Tylenol and hot tea, but on the whole, the last few days have been fairly miserable.

But, being off work has helped tremendously and I'm so glad that if I have to be sick, I got sick right now. Today though, I had a friend come to fetch me and take me to Rite-Aid and then actually helped me scrape inches of ice off my car in case I can venture out tomorrow and go to work or the was nice to get out and get some air, it actually made me feel better.

It's been an interesting couple of days and I realize how grateful I am to be "connected" virtually through Facebook and blogging, etc because with no one to talk to (not that I had a voice anyway) but my lovely little kitten, it can get old. Fast.

Grateful to be connected to friends, not quite as grateful to be connected to work, which carried on as usual thanks to webmail.

And glad to be with power, with heat, and with tylenol :)


Ms. Moon said...

All right- here is Ms. Moon's lecture about strep: Do not ignore it. I lost a sister-in-law because of a strep infection which lodged in and destroyed her kidneys.
You KNOW me- I hate going to the doctor worse than anything in the world, but if you do have strep, you need to go. And the only way to find out if you have it is to go to the doctor.
So unless you wake up tomorrow feeling much, much, MUCH better, go to the doctor.
Take care of yourself, honey. Stay warm.

Ms. Moon said...

And by the way- your pictures are beautiful although all of that snow just makes me feel so cold.

SJ said...

Yikes--that truly is a horror story there, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. What an awful thing.

I definitely will go tomorrow unless things seem different. This ice kept me homebound until today though, but the worst has passed, so I will be shoveling out and going tomorrow for sure! I'm so glad I don't get sick that often.

And yes, it is very cold!! It's supposed to be in the 40's this weekend, which seems like a heat wave :)