Another day, still sick

This morning I went into work suffering not only Mondayitis, but also the flu (still). I had dragged myself in there after the weekend purely because I know I had a lot of work to do. For the first two hours, I was greeted by my colleagues with the following comments:

Wow, what's wrong with you?

You look like shit!

Don't come near me!

Way to make someone feel good about themselves!

So I upped and left the joint, and returned home, stopping along the way to drop another $40 at the chemist buying more vitamins, tablets and tissues. If anyone has felt some sort of benefit from my continued sickness, it would be the local chemist. They've made a whack of profit from me.

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Just when I thought I was better…

Seriously, I am so over being sick! Just when I thought it was all gone and it was just a bit of a cough remaining, I go and get worse. My nose is now running like mad, and for the last 10mins I have had my head over a steaming hot bowl of vicks and hot water, breathing in through my nose and getting all teary (not because of my nose, but because I stupidly opened my eyes).

It feels like the last month has just been about getting sick, getting better, then getting sick again. I'm lucky that I lost weight earlier in my 12wbt challenge because I'm up to week 8 or 9 now, and I haven't been able to lose weight for the last 4 weeks because not being able to breathe properly meant I was not up for exercising! I weighed in the other day and I'm still at the same weight, which I guess is a good thing because when I'm sick I'm also a sook, and give in to bad food quite easily.

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Why I chose to spread my cold and flu germs around

For the past week I have been pretty crook. I've had to take an afternoon off work, came home and just slept. Then I woke up, tried and failed at eating, and slept some more.

I've slept some insane amount of hours.

I have also been back at work, working my bum off. I have also been to social events with friends, birthday dinners and catching up with friends visiting for the weekend.

I chose to do all of this, despite being sick. I chose to spread my germs, even though I was covering my mouth when coughing, washing my hands and generally trying to keep to good hygiene. It wasn't until I saw the doctor (I had begun coughing up bright green mucus and was worried) that I realised the entire time I should have been staying home.

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