Monthly Archives: April 2015

Giraffe Report

So, today was pretty much forfeit. *sigh* I could probably blame it on everything I did yesterday, which might be true, but it’s also possible that it’s random.

Yesterday, I got up and my blood sugar was a little low, so I went to Starbucks for breakfast. I came back home and danced around the living room for a while. Then, I got to meet a friend who has been living out of state and celebrate her little girl’s first birthday with the family. I’m *so* excited they will be moving back soon! We were there about 3 hours or so, and then it was time for her daughter to take a nap. I was ready for a nap, too. My stamina is nothing like it used to be!

But, I had a whole list of things I intended to get done, so I went about my day. First, I stopped at Home Depot to get some supplies so that I can fix the window in my bathroom shower. I wandered all over the store and had about 5 different employees help me, but I think I finally left with everything I needed. I was *exhausted*.

Grocery store next. I had made up a grocery list and was determined to get everything I planned, although I felt so bad that I was sagging on the cart as I shopped. So thirsty! I think I got 15 different beverages, just because. I had a caffeinated energy drink in the parking lot.

Once home, I put away the groceries and started tackling the window. I knew that if I stopped then, nothing would get done. I quit after applying the caulk, since it needed to dry for a while, and resolved to finish tomorrow (today).

I talked to a friend on the phone, took a short walk, had dinner, watched some TV, then went to bed.

Today, I also had a lot of plans. However, I wasn’t feeling well, so I stayed in bed later than I had anticipated. I got up around 10:30 am and made lunch, and ate it on the couch watching TV. Then, I went back to bed. I got up again about 5 pm or so, feeling awful. Just exhausted and hurting and really bad arrhythmias. Everywhere from freezie cold to super hot; I don’t *think* I”m getting sick…

This blog post is about the extent of what I’ve done today. I have *so* much more that I need to take care of. *sigh* At least now, a few hours later, I only feel mildly exhausted and a little nauseated. I can work through that. My priorities right now are to finish up the bathroom (so I can take a shower in the morning!), and write my paper. If I have any more time, I’ll get to work processing my images from this weekend. Then, you’ll get to *see* what I’ve been up to!

So Much The Sickness…

Sick Jennie

Wow.  These past few weeks have been rough!

Today is no exception.  I planned on getting quite a few things done today, but shortly after I got to work, I started feeling really nauseated.  Like, really really.  So, I took some Zofran for that (once I remembered that I had some).

Unfortunately, this didn’t help.  Actually, I started feeling much worse.  I was getting very dizzy and lightheaded and I began to really think that I was going to pass out.  Which, being at work, is probably not the best thing to happen.  It was only 2 pm or so, and I was scheduled to work until 10 pm.

At about 3 pm, with two of my co-workers scheduled to leave in about an hour (leaving me and one other person), I figured that I needed a contingency plan.  I hated doing this, mostly because I hate letting people down, but I contacted my manager and let him know that I was not well, and we made arrangements for a co-worker to finish my shift (and possibly for another to come in early).

I can’t even describe how bad I felt.  I guess at least I wasn’t super exhausted, as I have been recently.  I asked for prayers and hoped that I wouldn’t actually pass out, because I’d hate to have to go to the ER twice in two weeks — that’s just ridiculous.

Finally, about 4:30 pm, it started to let up some, and the lightheadedness started to recede.  The nausea is still present, but I can work around that.  I asked my co-worker to stay a half-hour, to make sure I’d be okay, and when I was fairly stable at 5 pm, I let him know that it was okay for him to go home.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike this?  I feel like I’m becoming a liability.  So frustrating.  And I didn’t finish anything that I wanted to work on today.  *sigh*  I guess I have to learn patience with myself.

Stupid illness.  Go away.