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?

My Itchy Weekend

Dr. Wyatt: What is going on?
Trevor: Love reborn, sugarplum. It’s like a bad rash, you know? Can’t be stopped. Goes away, comes back…
Dr. Wyatt: Itches.
Trevor: But it’s damn gratifying to scratch. –Cupid

Match’s parents are out of town for the next two weeks, and we had planned on housesitting their place. I love his parents house! Not only is it huge, but they have a pool and a hot tub. I planned on spending my evenings when Match is at the academy curled up in his mother’s rocking chair (the one she’s going to give me when I have Match’s kids, hehe) with a good book and a cup of apple cider. Their house is up on a hill overlooking the valley and all of the trees are starting to change color for the fall. Have I mentioned that fall is my favorite time of year? If Match and I get engaged, I want us to get married in the fall.

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