Sunday, June 14, 2009


Can I say that I am under the weather yet again with my fourth cold since I went back to work on May 1st? Yes, I can say it. It's the truth. I am sniffling and snuffling.

Why does this keep happening? Maybe if I took all my supplements and my multivitamin every day instead of once a month I may be feeling better. Better living through chemistry is one of my top sayings.

I have one more full week of school and then three more days the next week, two of which will be half days. I am trying really hard to hang in there but I did take a day off this past week. That is going to hurt me in the pocketbook as I have no more sick time available after taking 5 months off to recuperate from a rough bout with some MS symptoms. I wish now that I had buckled down and gone to work so I could take a day off this week. Of course, I think about taking time off every week. That's just me, the tired slacker.

I keep trying to move my bedtime up and I swear there are days when I go to bed at 7:45 which has got to be earlier than some of the kiddos in my class. I moved my wake up time back a teensy bit to 5:38ish. I am still tired.

The good news is that I don't come home from work every single day needing a nap like I did before my sick leave. That may be the Tysabri working its liquid gold medicine throughout my body. Now I come home and nap maybe once a week. The rest of the time I flop on my bed and read for an hour or so to decompress and rest my mind.

I better go as it is almost 8 p.m. and my bedtime. This darned cold will not get the best of me. I can't let it.


Lanette said...


I admire your determination to fight this cold even though it is still hanging around! I would have given up a long time ago. I either have a cold starting or severe allergies today, either way it stinks. I can't hack a stuffy nose for a day - that is my WORST most annoying symptom. What bothers you most?

Fatigue and working FT don't do well do they?! I hope I only ever have to work PT again. I feel for you...feel better soon girl!

Webster said...

Yeah Weebs, Those little rugrats are petri dishes just daring you not to get sick! Take your meds, rest up (I know you are) and know that the end is near. ...Of the year that is.

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Denver Refashionista said...

Hang in there. You are almost there. Doesn't Tysabri shut down the immune system? Maybe that is why you keep getting colds. There always seems to be a tradeoff in MS treatments. They need to hurry up and find a cure or a better med.

Joan said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you aren't well. I'm sending you thoughts of comfort.