Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Being off sick with a cold is somewhat confusing to me this time round. I don't think I've had a cold in years and where before, it was the stuffy nose, the coughing and the sneezing and sore throat that were the worst things, this time it's the fatigue and it's because of the fatigue that I don't know when I should go back to work.
Because, honestly, I can take drugs to combat all the other symptoms but the 12 hour sleeps at night and the two one-hour naps during the day are definitely not doable at work!
Tomorrow, I was supposed to go to a one-day conference one hour away. The good thing about not skipping this conference is that it would allow me to ease into being back at work for the first time since Friday since it wouldn't be a particularly strenuous day other than the one-hour drive each way.
The other good thing about attending the conference tomorrow is that it would help me to adjust for being back at work (the office) on Thursday, which is very important because I need to go out Thursday night and wouldn't get to bed until 10 at the earliest (which is about 3 hours past my usual bedtime).
If I didn't go to work, obviously I shouldn't go out Thursday night either but it's our weekly bridge lesson and since we've missed the last two, I really don't feel that we should miss a third week so early into the lessons.
So, I was thinking in order to go to the conference tomorrow and to go to work on Thursday with bridge on Thursday night, I'll go to bed early tonight and early again tomorrow night and if necessary, I'll either grab a nap at lunchtime on Thursday or after work before bridge Thursday night.
What do you think?