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May 14th, 2010 at 06:39 am

Even though I *hate hate hate* cold & flu tablets, I have had to take them this week, like DF had to as well.

I have been thinking, it must be nice for those people who have jobs where it really is ok to take days off to get better.

For us, it is not even the money that we keep working through sickness, it is knowing that there is NO ONE to do our job and that it cripples a business substantially if we are to be sick. While it's not an ideal way to run a business, unfortunately that's the way it happens. (I'm talking about two different businesses here too!) I guess it's all just bad timing really.

Anyway, as I was saying, I had to take the tablets. I really don't like them. I actually don't like *any* type of thing like that at all. I have a few friends that think I'm odd, but I just don't think it's right to go 'Oh, I have a headache, I'm going to take a pill and it will go away.' Huh? How is that normal?
But, aside from all that, I think I am on the home stretch to getting better. Yay! I might even be fighting fit on my day off on Sunday.

This afternoon I washed our doggies. Jed has a sore leg, I am worried about him. I catch him limping every now and then - we think he did it to himself when we caught him jumping the fence (again, yes - we found out he can jump HIGHER than we originally thought...). So - I am unsure what to do. Vets are expensive, but this obviously has nothing to do with it really, as whatever needs to be done, will be done. BUT I don't want to spend unnecesary money for our vet to tell us that he's sprained his leg and to just wait until it heals, which is highly probable. So I don't know if I should wait a little while or not. Yesterday DF and I watched him INTENTLY for hours and he didn't limp. But today he did. Argh! Silly boy!

My friend is now staying at our work. She had a meeting with our boss and his wife, and they worked out some sort of agreement.

I was annoyed to hear a point that the boss's wife used in their argument for her to stay. She said to my friend "We always try to do what is fair for our employees. Look how nice we are to Whitestripe, when there is a public holiday, we offer her another day to work that she doesn't normally work."


The only times I ever work extra are:
- when someone is sick, I will work on the weekends and
- when the baker was away on holidays and that coincided with a few public holidays, they asked if I could work on a Tuesday (which is a day I work at my other job).

So I don't really see how that's meant to be 'being nice to me'. I mean sure, there were a few days where I didn't quite lose hours that I might have if I didn't get the extra days, but it was always done because of OTHER reasons, not because my boss & his wife were looking out for my personal financial security. Pfft. What a load of...

Anyway. *sigh* Annoying!

5 Responses to “getting better.”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Oh - I am so anti drug that I am ultra sensitive to those cold/flu tablets. I can't stand them!

    Last time I was so sick doc recommended them. I took one and it made me feel worse! My symptoms let up after that. I lucked out with just one - I generally would never take a cold pill. They just make me so loopy.

    Even my spouse only took one or two pills after his surgery. We are both the same way.

    I think I have said before - they were trying to push vicodin down my throat after giving birth. I didn't even say I needed anything- but they gave dh the talk about "staying on top of the pain." They rather medicate you before you feel anything. Anyway, I was breastfeeding, and I barely needed any ibuprofen, let alone flipping vicodin. Can we start with the tylenol and the talk about staying on top of the pain? I didn't have surgery or anything - just natural childbirth. With no drugs. Why on earth would you think I can' handle the pain once that is over??? Big Grin

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    P.S. Glad you are feeling better!

    (i got carried away because you were speaking my language).

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. I know what you mean about not being able to take sick days. I'm not "allowed" to either. Well I can, but no one can do my job! Eh, just payroll - who cares? Wink
    I'd wait Jed's pain out if you can. So hard to watch them in pain, but often it's just like a human twisting something. Just gotta wait it out. My 13 y.o. lab does this often. So awful watching him in pain. I worry since he's so old. He still thinks he's a puppy!!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    thanks dmontngrey, you literally made me sigh with relief. i felt like a horrible irresponsible dog owner not taking him straight away. so phew! thankyou!

    hehe monkeymama, that's ok Wink glad someone else gets me. DF takes ibuprofen when he is really really really sick and it works wonders for him - i have friends who take that at the tiniest feeling of a headache, and then complain that they have to take, say, 8 of them when they have a really bad migraine. i can't help thinking - well... maybe if you just *listened* to your body and figured out what was causing the pain in the first place, you wouldn't have to take so many pain meds to cover it up... eck!

  5. Jerry Says:

    I agree with the above posts... a limp is a limp, and unless it does not improve or leads to some more serious symptoms, it's probably good to observe for now. (People tend to overreact with kids, as well, just paying their insurance premium right and left to see the pediatrician for a case of the sniffles.) It's hard when you love them, kids or pets alike!

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