It’s been too long since I’ve last written! What to say, how to recap and do it justice? I’ll try that much I will. So my last few posts have been blurbs of “update” but nothing tangible, nothing that is ME and here I am. I’m going to try to fix that bit tonight.
Work has been crazy busy in good and bad ways. With the absence of the Black Dragon (my Subaru) as I stated in one of my “updates” I am constantly working rides into my schedule or walk (sometimes running) to get to where I need to be. With Chiropractic, Dentist, Physical therapy appoints alone its been hard. Add in the Appointments with the Pain M.D and the therapist and the body worker.. and whew! Some people really came through for me and gave me rides and helped when they could like they said they would. Others..not so much. While I do not begrudge those who don’t have time for carting my ass around, I just need to know what the answer is WAY ahead of time so I CAN figure out how I will get there. My friend Stefanie was most helpful along with Ted Mills. Also Eileen is a godsend! A few co workers really helped too! I managed to get where I needed to go (though there were many miles I walked as well). Hurrying through my days, awaiting the arrive of Lorien Myerson (best friend-maybe the one person I still feel okay with in any state of mind) who was flying up to visit me. Somewhere in all this business (including picking Lorien up from the airport. I got sick. AGAIN. So for the record, this is seriously like the 10th time I’ve come down with “something”. Well this time it hit hard and fast. I lost my voice halfway through work on Saturday and had to leave early. By the next morning I knew I would NOT be able to work so I called in to the boss to let them know. As the day progressed I got worse. And worse. Like seriously…this thing had a life of its own! By that afternoon people all over the place were telling me to go to the doctors. Dad had his trusted friend (who is a doctor) call me to determine if I needed to go (Doctors are Dad’s last resort). It was deemed I must go now or soon be hospitalized so off I went in search of a walk in clinic on a Sunday. Thanks to Ted Mills for driving till we found one! And Lorien who faithfully stayed by my sick hacking side through it all. Turns out I was pretty sick. A had strep AGAIN. Only it was in my chest too and raging. Mix in some bronchitis and a serious sinus infection along with a temperature and there you have it. A very sick Joannie.. Armed with a note that said I WAS NOT WORKING (whether I wanted to or not) till Thursday and some serious antibiotics and warnings of if you do not feel noticeably better in two days COME BACK. OKay! Message received… I’m sick and in danger if it gets out of hand..got it. I’ll behave and take my meds. I even have Lorien to make sure I don’t die in my sleep. *Sigh* unbelievable, she flies here to see me and I’m BED RIDDEN!!!! FML what is this? See how much one can crap on Joannie’s good days???? GRRRR.
So Tomorrow is Thursday-back to work, I’m still mending. Hope it won’t be too much for me because I REALLY don’t want to get relapse… I basically slept for 4 days… and still need naps to keep my energy up. I’m told I am not as pale and I don’t look like I’m going to faint… well guess we’ll take what we can get right?
So news on the car, My loving Father has decided that he will fix the damm thing once and for all (hey I can hope here) and it’s now in the shop and should be ready within the day or two. It’s a huge surprise (and I’m very greatful) since I thought I was going to be carless till..well I’d saved enough money to fix it. And that would have been around August or so. So YAY for Dad’s who fix their kids cars even when they don’t have to! I’m looking forward to having wheels again for sure 🙂
I’ve managed to spend some quality time with Lorien thus far (even though I’ve been sick as a dog) but it’s mostly because she is the best and is always there for me. I should write a ode or at least a poem in her honor. But maybe not tonight. I have to sleep soon. More to come (hopefully in a timely manner).