I’ve been booked off sick for a couple days. I have actually been sick for over two weeks now, and what started off as a bit of a cold has progressed to a full-blown severe sinusitis.  I’ve been having the worst sinus headaches of my life (thanks to the inflammation causing me to BLEED INTO MY SINUSES). It’s a sexy time – let me tell you that much – and I am not even starting to feel better yet.

Being booked off has been good because it has given me time to really get better. I’m not the type of person to skip work easily, and I had been going to work throughout the time of having a simple ‘cold’. Perhaps this was my mistake, because if I had rested, it may not have gotten worse. In any case, the doctor was not very impressed with me and sent me straight home to bed.

The problem with being booked off sick is that I become very introspective. There’s only so many TV shows/movies/crossword puzzles to keep you busy until your mind starts to wander.

I’ve been thinking a lot about life – what I’ve been through, what I’m going through and where I’m going. Sometimes I forget how much I’ve experienced, and how exciting my life has actually been. I often feel like I have accomplished nothing but that’s obviously not the truth. Looking back, I have accomplished and done SO MUCH. More than most people, in fact, and I am super thankful for that. What’s weird, though, is I feel like things that happened ten years ago are a distant memory – is this normal?! Shouldn’t I be able to remember everything from my adult life more clearly? How much can you all remember from around ten years ago? I’d love to know if this ‘loss of memory’ is normal – if it can even be called that.. Also, what has happened to time? How is it possible that I’m turning 29 this year?

In any case, I have a few more days to get better before I need to go back to work. I have lots of research and planning to do (watch this space) and times are quite exciting and daunting at the same time. I’m hoping the antibiotics start to work soon, and that I’ll get better in no time. Luckily, I have Coco the Therapy Cat with me to speed that process along.


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