Feeling Kinda Rough

It’s one of those times in my life where nothing seems to be going according to plan. I’m sitting here in our living room, eating crackers, trying to find a balance between feeling hungry and feeling like I’m going to yak.

It’s been a whirlwind since the week before I left for vacation. No one was “available” to fill in while I was on vacation, and, as the payroll accountant, my job couldn’t exactly be put on hold until I got back. So, I got to do two payrolls before I left, one normal, and one estimated. Then when I came back, I had to do a normal payroll, and then a corrected payroll for the one I estimated. As if that wasn’t fun enough, it’s end of month, and end of our fiscal year. To say I’m stressed out at work is an understatement!

So, of course, a few days before I left for vacation, I came down with a nasty cold. That didn’t help with my workload, and it made the drive down to Florida rough. Luckily, despite being trapped in a car with me for two days, no one else on the trip got sick. But resting up wasn’t exactly in the plans. We had a great time on our trip. But weeks later, I’m still a bit stuffy, and my cough isn’t going away.

I’m still playing catch-up on things for work. So, of course, I got called in for jury duty today. I have tons of respect for the American Judicial System, and completely understand the importance of jury duty. But it always seems to come at the worst time, doesn’t it? I was pulled in for a 3 day attempted murder trial, but sent home when they realized I had an indirect relationship with one of the prosecuting attorneys.

I left the courthouse with a massive headache, but every expectation of working late. Two hours later I found myself locked in the bathroom at work vomiting. Part of me thinks I have a migraine. The light hurts my eyes. A headache like none other. Nausea. Hard time looking at a computer screen. I’m so hot, which is unlike me; I’m the person who has a little heater under my desk all year-long. I’ve definitely been under enough stress, which I’ve heard can cause migraines. But, I’ve never had a migraine. And, since another girl left work last week with an overwhelming migraine, I’m kinda wondering if we aren’t actually passing a bug around.

I’m definitely starting to feel better. Back to work tomorrow! It’s going to be a long week. I’ll have to put in some long hours to get caught up, but that’s life in the working world!

– Cindy W.


  1. Please try by all means to have short breaks of 5 minutes several times during your days. 5 minutes just for being quiet, for relaxing, for feeling into yourself. This possible migraine is an alarm sign, if you ask me. Eat really well (lots of vitamins!), drink a lot (2 litres, sorry, don’t know your units) and sleep as much as possible. This is a special situation, concentrate on the most important things only. And plan already in detail how to recover when all is over. Big hug to you!

    1. Thanks Anne! I’m definitely trying to be a little more “in tune” with what my body needs right now. It’s never fun being sick! I’m still feeling off today, although not nearly as bad as yesterday.

      I’m not really a winter person, but I admit to looking forward to the snow this year! After all, road construction all but stops when the ground freezes or the snow falls!

  2. when was the last time you took a pregnancy test?

    1. I’ll be honest, as a woman, that thought crosses my mind every time things are “off” with my body. And I wondered if my co-worker was pregnant last week when she was sick. But she and her husband are actually trying to get pregnant. I would think it’s a little early for me to start worrying about that. But, what do I know? I’ve never been pregnant before!

  3. Ugh, ‘m sorry you’ve been feeling so awful! Hope it gets better soon and that you get settled back in at work. (And also, I’m glad you had a good time on the trip.)

    1. Thanks Cecilia! I’m definitely starting to feel better. After this week, things should start calming down a bit at work. I can’t wait for winter to come!

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