People like me who suffer from acute “workaholicitus” will tell you that our most dreaded fear is getting sick. Now, in most cases, being sick is just uncomfortable and inconvenient: sniffling, body aches, etc.
I can work with that. I can type with sniffling, body aches, etc.
What I can’t work with is the sort of sick/head cold where I can’t concentrate or stare at a computer screen. That short of illness drives me to productivity level: zero. It sucks. Tuesday evening i began to feel a sore throat and some slight fatigue setting in. I thought (hoped) it was just exhaustion, so I went to be with a glass of Emergen-C Sleep Aid. That stuff knocks you on your ass AND gives you a shot of Vitamin C. Good stuff.
The next morning, I woke up a little groggy – but I seemed okay. The sore throat seemed residual, so I assumed it would fade and I would get better.
I was wrong.
I spent the first part of my day acting “as if”. Two conference call meetings. Email. Online work. Etc. In the midst of all of it, Comcast cable stopped by to fix my connection that had gotten depressingly slow.
SIDE NOTE: They actually fixed it. No shit.
By yesterday afternoon, though, I was getting worse. By late last night, I felt it had gotten bad enough to commit to one of the harshest remedies on the market.
I took some NyQuil.
Now, as shocking as this may seem, I have skipped out of doing drugs my entire life. No, I haven’t smoked weed. No ecstasy in the nineties. No cocaine in the eighties. Nada. My “hard stuff” of choice: NyQuil.
Whenever I take NyQuil I am introduced to a deep coma full of vivid dreams that are simultaneously disturbing and entertaining. Last night was no different.
Can I remember any of them?
Am I sharing them here?
OH, HELL NO.
Suffice to say, it was some pretty fucked up shit.
The bad news? In addition to being behind on work, I’m not behind on my daily life projects. -10 Gym Hours (counting today since odds are I won’t make it) and -2 Blog Posts. Hopefully me health works with me to allow for catch up this weekend.
So here I am. Away after sleeping half a day. Hoping to get a shit ton of work done.