February 27, 2008
I woke up this morning at around 8:15AM, with a splitting headache. My head feels like someone on the inside is banging on my brain with some sort of blunt object, and not only that, my throat feels like someone poured acid down my mouth. Its certainly not the end of the world, but it sucks. I’ve never known anyone who enjoys being sick, but I wonder if anyone out there does enjoy it? That’d be messed up.
I think I saw it coming though, I’d been feeling a little off the last few days. I’ve also been waking up the last few days, with head aches that seem to be getting worse every day. I should probably make a trip down to my local clinic, and get it checked out. Maybe they’ll give me something to make it go away faster. Who knows?
Anyway, I decided to call in sick today because being a rep on the phone involved talking a lot, and I don’t think I’d make it. I don’t think I’d be able to talk all day the way my throat feels. I’ve not been very lucky in the past 12 months. I’ve been more sick in those months, then I have ever been in a 12 month period.
The worst part about it though, isn’t the fact that I feel like crap, but the fact that I always feel bad when I call in sick. Its not like most large cell centers, where if one agent is missing, no one will notice. Its a very small team, and its noticeable when someone isn’t there. I feel as though I am letting people down, and to me thats a terrible feeling.
I need to start taking some Echinacea, its apparently been proven to help prevent colds, and shorten them, if you happen to already have one.
Update: I went to my local medical clinic, and saw a doctor. According to him its a case of extreme sinus congestion causing my headaches. He figures the sore throat is due to a cold or something. So very enlightening. He prescribed me some sort of nasal spray, that according to him, should relieve the sinus pressure and cure my headache. I hope he is right, because these headaches have been a daily occurrence since just before Northern Voice 08′, which was last week.