Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Flu Bug Bites :(

My last few days at work have been pretty awful. I came down with the flu a few days ago and it has really thrown me for a loop. My whole body aches from head to toe, my throat is scratchy and sore, my nose is runny, my ears keep clogging up, and my head is pounding. Its pretty terrible, especially having to work through it for 11 hours one day, 8 hours the next, 8 hours today, and 7 hours tomorrow. I don't know how I did it, especially the 11 hour day and the first 8 hour day when the flu was at its worst. Yesterday I took some day-quil and some aleve and that helped a little bit for a while, but it wore off and I felt awful again. One of my managers saw me and could tell that I was not feeling well, so he told me that he would talk to the scheduling manager to see if they could let me go home early. The scheduling manager said that they were boarderline as far as having enough people to work that day, but if I really needed to go home, then I could go. I told them that I would stick it out as long as I could. By that time I only had about 3 more hours to go, so I decided to just stay. By the time my shift was over, I was absolutely exhusted. I was so happy that I would be able to sleep in as late as I wanted today because today I don't go in until 6:45. But I work until 3:30. That should be fun. Not! lol. When I got home I found out that my roommate Michelle also has the flu, and that most of her friends have it as well. So I guess its just going around. I am feeling just slighty better today, but I'll probably take some more day-quil and aleve before I leave for work again. It seemed to take the edge off a little bit. I'm truly looking forward to my two days off this week!!! I need the rest badly. I had to work 7 days in a row. I was originally only scheduled to work 6 days in a row which is still more than usual, but I picked up a shift on Monday for my co-worker Michelle. She really needed to trade shifts with someone and she was the one that traded shifts with me so that I could go to my dad's ordination, so I had no problem helping her out. So now instead of being off Monday and Tuesday, I'll be off on Tuesday and Wednesday. So yeah. Well, I will let you all know how work goes today! Thanks for reading!

Love, Michelle


  1. Ahhh, Michelle. I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Hang in there. Eat lots of oranges and drink juices....get rest, rest, and rest. Call me anytime. Luv ya!

  2. As usual, nice writing. Sorry that you aren't feeling well. You are always in my prayers. I'll call you tonight, or you call me. Love you!!!!!!!

  3. I'm sorry you got sick..I hear you doing better now! I love ya and miss you! I cant wait till August 28th!! We are gonna have a blast!!

    Love, Sweets

    p.s. I just hope the flu bug is on vacation too at that point. lol he needs it because he works the hardest during summer!