Feeling Sick (cough, cough)

It’s a cold day in December. I’m sitting at home, sick with a sinus infection and a bellyache. And to top it all off, I can’t even speak. This happened last year around the same time. I got laryngitis and couldn’t talk for two weeks (doctor’s orders). I’m hoping this time it won’t last long.

I’m taking Augementin. It’s a ridiculously huge pill, and I choked the first time I tried to swallow it. I’m glad I bought a set of good kitchen knives because I can at least chop my pill into halves and take each half one at a time. I’m stupid when it comes to swallowing pills. However, it’s funny—I can take a tequila shot just fine. I guess that’s the only thing my throat wants to open up for.

It’s Sunday, and I’m trying to decide whether I should call in to work tomorrow or just tough it out. I really hate missing work, but at the same time, I know that I’m going to be very uncomfortable and distracted if I go in. Of course, tomorrow, I have an assignment to photograph our CEO for the first half of the day. Being sick sucks! I guess I’ll go do the morning photo shoot, but after that, I might have to retreat back home. I could also work from home, but when you’re tired and cloudy-headed, sometimes it’s difficult to stay focused and get things done right.

Sigh. I have six days left of Augmentin. I’m also loading up on Advil Cold and Sinus, and I’ve got a spray bottle of Cepacol in the medicine cabinet. And thank goodness for Vicks Vaporub. I use that stuff even when I’m not congested.

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