Saturday, September 29, 2007

Still sick

A week on since my sinuses clogged up and I'm STILL sick. I went to work for half a day on Thursday, got sent home, spent Friday languishing in bed (at least Friday was sunny), and have been messing around at home today. My head still feels like it's about to explode. I have a slamming headache and I can't lean forward without shooting pain across my forehead. Last night I wondered whether the headache was in fact due to my shunt blocking up. Wouldn't that be ironic? I've had Hydrocephalus (or Water on the Brain) all my life, but I haven't had any problems since I was around 20. I started to get paranoid that my headache was due to a buildup of cerebro-spinal fluid, rather than just a mucus attack. Then I started to worry about the Addison's Disease, and going into crisis. Finally I had to take myself off to bed to get some relief. Unfortunately I couldn't sleep in this morning because I was lying there half awake, listening to my rasping breathing, thinking that I must be driving Hamish crazy.

If I don't feel like I'm getting any better by Monday I'll have to give in and go to the doctor. I stuck up a random conversation with a woman who lives nearby on Friday, and she said she'd been sick for five weeks with a nasty bug. I can't afford to be out of commission for that long.

Sorry to be such a soggy ball of misery. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!


Sass said...

Awwwww poor Pip! You should go see the doc!!! If I see you at training tomorrow, I might just grab Duck and gang up on you:p

Pip said...

Hmm, I had a brief period of feeling a little better yesterday and was contemplating returning to the Squad on Monday night. Unfortunately it was only a brief period of respite! I think I am on the mend, but nowhere near well enough to try running again tomorrow. Sigh!

Oh well, I just made up a big bot of broccoli and potato soup, which tasted divine, and there's a pile of lemons in the fruit bowl begging to be juiced with some hot water, ginger and honey!