Sick Days are Boring

Jude: Jen, it’s your duty to take the day off of work. No… it’s your destiny!
Wyatt: Destiny?
Nikki: He’s on a roll.
Jude: Calling in sick is, like, a necessary part of the evolutionary process.
Jen: What are you talking about?
Jude: Where would the human race be without the sick day? We’d still be living in trees eating bananas… and fish… and things. We’re humans because millions of years ago, some ape took a day off and invented tools. That ape decided “I’m not going into the tree today. I’m going to go build a small car out of rocks or teach a cow to give me some milk.” Next thing you know, we’re golfing on the moon! Which further illustrates my point, because, like, even at the point where the astronauts were pulling this mad historical move, they recognized the opportunity for goofing off. It’s like “one small step for man… dude, let’s spin a few donuts in my moon buggy!” The sick day isn’t just a fun thing to do, it’s a fundamental right of every man, woman and child! –6teen

So the doctor didn’t know what was causing the rash, but she insists that it’s something I’m using. Lotion, new shampoo, detergent, or the like. I think I may have finally figured out the cause. I bought a new shampoo that was supposed to bring out my blonde highlights, and I treated my hair with it while I took a bath. I rinsed my hands off in the bathwater, and then I shaved my legs and arms (yes I shave my arms, I know it’s weird). So my guess is my pores were opened from shaving and the chemicals from the shampoo got into my skin. I read the bottle and it said may cause rashes. ACK!

The doctor prescribed me prednisone for my rash and had pictures taken to send to dermatology. The prednisone is supposed to be really effective but it has some gnarly side effects: moodiness, anxiousness, increased heart rate, sleeplessness, and it’s also an immuno-suppressant. So that means I’m at a higher risk of getting an infection or getting sick. I’m also really sensitive to medications and I wasn’t sure how I’d react to this stuff, so I’ve taken a sick day.

Normally I’d be so excited to not work. All this free time to cross things off my to do list. Unfortunately the rash makes me pretty uncomfortable so I can’t exercise or do anything too strenuous. The doctor also warned against over exertion because of the medication. The good news is it doesn’t hurt to blog and read blogs. 🙂 Maybe I’ll also practice some new dog training techniques on Monkey, teach him some new tricks. I think I’ll also take advantage of my free time by learning some of those police 10 codes and attempt to iron some of Match’s work shirts.

What do you do when you’re out sick? Do you get bored?



    Yuck, poor thing! I can’t imaging anything more annoying than having a health issue that doesn’t have any easy solution. I hope you feel better soon.


    blugh. rash. ewww. Hope your rash goes away. And soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day and helping to make it a wonderful one…and for telling me its okay to FREAK OUT on my husband. Good to know I am not alone! 🙂


    Ugh…rashes are not fun in the least.

    And why would you need to take an immuno-suppressant for a rash. O.O

    Hope it clears up soon though.

    Hmmm when I’m home sick I read, surf the web, watch tv and when all else fails…sleep. 🙂


    I do not get sick a lot but I did have some free time lately due to the finishing education and applying for jobs … and it just never can get boring with a netbook and social networks 😉


    Yuck! Well hopefully they did figure it out and you are well on your way to being better 🙂

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