Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Road to Hell


....is Paved with Good Intentions. Isn't that how the phrase goes?? That's about all I could think about this week. Because that's where it felt like I was: in Hell.


Good Intention: Working extra hours at both jobs. Last week, our entire work group was decimated with the flu. A group of 8 people, covering 24 hour shifts was down to 3. So I put in a lot of extra hours helping out. I also added a couple of shifts at the restaurant the last few weeks, working for others that were sick or had things going on. Gee, isn't that nice of me?? Not really. The money helps out nicely, especially after dropping so much of it for the Jonas Brothers!!


But the last three days it finally caught up with me. Partly just being tired, I'm sure my resistance was down. And the fact that this flu seems to be EVERYWHERE.....but it finally hit me. And man, I was out for the count!! Seriously, the last time I felt this bad I had pneumonia. I was off work Thursday and Friday with a fever, a cough, and all the rest. I'm going to work at the restaurant tonight, but it's mostly because I just can't afford not to be. (The Red Cross is wonderful with benefits, days off PTO and sick days, but it doesn't kick in till you've been there 90 days. It was only 65 when I got sick).


I'm still coughing...there doesn't seem to be an end to it. Sheesh. Will this ever go away?? I've been so sick, I haven't even felt like READING. So you know it's bad. It's been hell. Yes, I realize the phrase has an entirely different meaning, but it still feels that way to me!!

Now...I'm going back to bed for a few hours. If I feel better later, maybe I'll try to post something else!!

18 comments:

Trish said...

I hope you get to feeling better!! You need a long deserved rest!

Chris said...

Aw, that sucks! The flu always hits at the worst time (is there ever a good time?) It sounds like what I had a Christmas. Hope you'll recover quick!

Amy said...

So sorry you are sick. I had this about 3 weeks ago and it just flattened me for a week. I hope you feel better soon!

Wendy said...

I am so sorry you are sick, Stephanie. I have been sick with one thing or another for the last month - and it is miserable. I hope you feel better SOON!

Kim L said...

Hope you feel better soon! Doesn't it always seem to strike at the worst possible time? I got stomach flu during my last 2 weeks at my current job.

Kristy said...

Feel Better Stephanie. Almost everyone at my work has been sick in the last three months. Including some of us who rarely get sick. There's bad stuff going around.

naida said...

hope you feel better soon hun, the flu sucks!

Chris said...

Oh God Steph, that's awful! I hope you get better soon! Wish you didn't have to work tonight :( But I know how money goes...I hope you at least make some good money out of it. Rest up when you can and put a good audiobook on :)

Stephanie said...

Trish - Thanks. I'm starting to feel better, but man this thing is a killer.

Chris - You are right. Always at the worst possible time. At least I made it to the Jonas Brothers Concert. That would have been really bad!

Amy - If this thing lasts longer than a week, I'm going to kill someone!! But thanks!

Wendy - Thanks. It has really been a bad year for being sick, hasn't it?

Kim - Thanks! I feel better than I did a few days ago, that's for sure. Bummer about the stomach flu. You are right...the worst times!

Kristy - Thanks!! It's been really bad around here. EVERYONE is getting sick.

Naida - Thanks!! You are right...the flu sucks!!

Chris - Thanks!! I really do feel better than I did. So I guess it could be worse. It would be wonderful to have about a week off to recover, but that just ain't going to happen!!

Nicola said...

I hope you feel better soon! This flu is just horrible.

Ladytink_534 said...

Aww being sick sucks big time. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Try an audio book. When I've been really sick I check out both the book and the audio book from the library and let it read to me while I follow along (I can't just listen or I'll tune parts out on accident when I start thinking out loud about the story).

Debi said...

Oh man...that sounds truly awful! Hope by the time you read this you're feeling much, much better!

Andi said...

Sending out lots of get well wishes for you. I hope you're back up to par and reading soon!

Nymeth said...

Aww, I'm so sorry you're feeling this way, Stephanie. But it WILL go away! Feel better soon!

Melody said...

Stephanie, hope you're feeling better now!

tanabata said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling so lousy. Hope you get better very soon!

jpderosnay said...

oh dear... and thats just the worst, 'cause, as you said, you were meaning well and then you got sick for it!

Carl V. said...

Hope you're on the mend. I know illness has been kicking people's butts across the country. I have had several workers out for a long time. I am trying to be the boy in the bubble and not get anything!