Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
Lynn Gold

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Sick and tired of being sick and tired

There are two places that seem to be carriers of germs:
  1. Day care centers
  2. Radio stations
It may not seem obvious at first why a radio station would be an epidemic waiting to happen, but when you share microphones, handle the same equipment, and work in the same, badly ventilated, tightly enclosed space, when one person gets sick, eventually just about everybody gets what they had.

Between the PayPal contract (now over...sigh) and the radio station, I've been working at least eight hours a day for 2.5 weeks. This may be good for my wallet, but it sucks for my health. On Tuesday I started having the first signs of a cold coming on. Thankfully the worst of them held off till after my interview.

Wednesday I was S-I-C-K. I showed up at the radio station feeling like crud but in good spirits. I did my annual rhyming traffic and weather at 6:59pm (my last traffic and weather report of my shift), made a quick stop at the Savitzkys', went home, and collapsed.

Thursday I had to change after work because I (eeeuw) spewed snot onto my top after my shift. I managed to make it through dinner with Warren and his extended family without spraying anyone. Still, I was run down and felt like crud.

Friday I worked again, this time having to show up at 6am for a 7am-noon air shift. Warren insisted on driving me and picking me up; as Murphy's Law would have it, he was more than 15 minutes late with the latter. We went to lunch, and when I went to the bathroom I hocked a big green loogie. This is when I knew I had a sinus infection. I called my ENT's office and got prescriptions for an antibiotic (Omnicef) and a stronger antihistamine (Zyrtec). I mostly slept the rest of the day.

Today I had to work from 5am-1pm. I think I'm starting to get better. In any case, I'm spewing goo less, although I was hocking more green loogies at the station till it was time for my Zyrtec dose.

Right now I'm resting, have the chills on and off, and feel like crud. I wish this thing would go away so I could have a life again. If I seem anti-social, it's just that I'm low-energy and I don't want to share this.

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