Sans Voice

Jan. 25th, 2015 06:10 pm
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So two Thursdays ago my roommate Mik and I took a long crazy drive to Nebraska to pick up super cheap clearance fabric at a Jo-Ann store that is closing. We had fun and even went to see the national monument nearby which I'd never visited despite being in town a lot to help the store out.
On the way home though, I could feel my lymph nodes swelling, this usually happens when I'm sick, but feeling the problem develop over three hours in the car was scary.
I spent the next two days at work, medicating myself hardcore for what I thought was a cold, and getting very little relief from my usual over-the-counter cocktail. By the end of sunday (my day off) I had no voice, and attempting to talk, as well as eating or swallowing anything, even liquids, was excruciating.
Monday I went to the doctor, and learned that I had strep throat so bad that it has opened small sores in my throat.
I didn't go to work that day, and only managed an hour of silent office work on Tuesday. Wednesday I pulled off six hours, but still spent most of it not speaking at all. I could not get over a whisper even if I needed to, and the effort of even that whisper for more than a sentence or so was crippling throat pain.

All this meant that I spent a fair portion of that week and of my PAX being silent. Not speaking and not really wanting too. Especially working this was was very challenging and... interesting? I don't know. It makes me desperately want to know sign language at the very least. It also meant that traveling with just me and Cal, I felt bad not being able to respond to things. She fills silences by default, but being able only to smile or shake my head or gesture made me appreciate that I'm rather more talkative than I give myself credit for.


Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:55 pm
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So today... the symptoms of my possibly being sick got more disturbing. First was being rather lightheaded and very very cold for most of the day. Except when I was too warm for brief stretches. Toward the end of the evening, I also started having some sort of numerical dyslexia (that's not the right word, but neither is aphasia, which is what I was using at first). This sucks when you are alternating between exception counts (matching numbers on a page to those on bolts) and being at a register having to hand-key numbers. Lets hope I didn't screw anything up to badly.
I did leave a bit early though, probably shouldn't have, but I wasn't doing much good and I didn't want to deal with Anna much more. I did get all my overstock logs up, and some exception counts done. I wanted to stock tapes and braids /so/ badly... I'll probably do it tomorrow anyway. Only one more day before I get a day off, and at least I can have some /sleep/ before tomorrow. I ended up deciding to leave my car at the store and bus home, so tomorrow I'll bus to work and then drive home after close. This has already backfired because it was freezing and windy and raining when I left the store, but hopefully will work out otherwise.

There's a rant in here somewhere about Episode 18 of RvB Season 9, and the Internet Box podcast, and Penny Arcade, and the Torchwood porn that I'm reading... but I'm really too tired or much more babbling. Perhaps tomorrow. Today was an ok day productivity-wise, but I still don't like having to ignore guests and walk away from messes just to get my stuff done. Mrr.

Anyway. Oyasumi.
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First: Thank you /so/ much to everyone who wished me a happy birthday this weekend and yesterday. I am really lucky to have as many awesome friends as I do, and I really deeply appreciate you all. Thank you.

I am still very sick. I thought I was better until I was actually /at/ work and I started feeling like I was seriously crashing. Like I did on Saturday afternoon, but there wasn't a bed for me to go curl up in. I did make it through truck and I did get Apparel, Costume and Basic HD stocked before I really crashed and asked if I could go home.

When I got home I poked at the new free DLC for LBP, and redecorated my Pod. Then I set up the 360 for Netflix Streaming. Looking through their lists, I found guite a few shows that I had no interest in. A few that I might watch... and then.... I found out that they have This American Life. Both seasons. Streaming in HD.

I am the happiest nerdy NPR fangirl ever. Of all time.
So me and my blanket and bottle of orange juice are gonna curl up on the couch and watch as much TAL:TV as Netflix will let me. Which should be a lot. :D
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My mood took an abrupt turn for the worse this evening. I'm sure my body is trying to tell me something about sickness and sleep and skipping breaks, but I'm going to go ahead and blame it on rayon thread.
This is not the costume rant you are looking for )
Jess has been doing a masterful job of putting up with my bullshit about this thread and this costume, which I appreciate a lot. I know I'm a pain to deal with when I freak out about this stuff.
Other Stuff )
I had a bunch of other stuff to whine and babble about, but now I'm actually tired enough to sleep... so maybe I'll do that.


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