Okay. You guys get to laugh at me. I’m at work today and I have some congestion, so I’m coughing here and there. I go to the bathroom and right before I walk out of the stall, it hits me again. Instead of that being it, my back completely goes out on me. I’m hunched over, hobbling back to my desk, almost in tears. I can’t sit, I can’t stand, and since I’ve been home, I’ve learned I can’t really lay down comfortably. This sucks.
So I’m sitting in bed hoping no more coughing for the night because that’s when it really starts to hurt. I don’t have the option of taking the day off tomorrow because our district boss is in and I have two meetings scheduled. I leave town on Friday, so this has to be better by then. What was nice though was I had a surprise show up on my desk…
I go out for a smoke after lunch, in excruciating pain mind you, and I’m talking to my coworker about how I’d pretty much kill for a pain pill that was anything stronger than OTC. I get back upstairs and on my desk is a post it note with a little round pill sitting on it. No idea who it came from, but a muscle relaxer was sitting on top of it and the name was scrawled on the post it. At this point, I’m game for anything. I google it, it seems all good (NSAID, low dosage, common), take it, and it does just enough to take the edge off without knocking me on my ass.
Whoever that coworker was, you saved me from having to leave early and actually gave me enough to get through the day and work overtime. I couldn’t have been more appreciative.
Tomorrow, I probably won’t get so lucky. But I have a handful of Aleve left, and it’s a relatively short day (10 hours compared to 12), so I’ll get through just fine.
I just hope I’m mobile when I get up. I hate having to give myself an extra 30 minutes to make sure I can move in the mornings. I’m not 30 yet. This shouldn’t be happening to me! Ah, as is life.
And hi guys, how ya been? 🙂