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Greg Michaels’ Sick Day

My temp at 3am

Now that I’m awake enough and well enough it’s time to write a post. By the looks of things, it was a busy Friday at the Moose behind the scenes. Even though I was quite sick and still slightly sick, I feel guilty for staying home Friday and I truly thank Mac, Andy and the others who filled in for me both on the air and off the air. 

The hardest thing about calling in sick is throwing work a curve ball; meaning the call of surprise you give. It all kind of started on my drive home Thursday night with that feeling to get in the pit of your stomach, you know the one where you know you’re coming down with something. To make matters worse, I got caught by a train on Court St. in Auburn. No worries, it all ended well.

I went to bed early hoping this would pass by the morning. Wrong, woke up around 3 am Thursday night/Friday morning shivering. I could tell I had a fever, I just didn’t know how high. I was also very thirsty. I took my temperature, it read 100.4. I guess I kind of knew then I wasn’t going to work, but wanted to wait it out until later in the morning just in case I got better.

I fell back asleep and woke back up around 9:15 and took my temperature again and then it read, 100.8. That’s when I called in, only my third time in 13 years. Honestly if it weren’t for the other issue of the tummy gurgles, I probably would have gone into work. I went into work one time with a temp of over 102, but did home early and this was in probably 2002 or 2003.

Times have changed, it used to be honorable to go to work if you were sick, you’d even get brownie points for being a gamer fighting through the ailment. Not so today, the new rule of thumbs by most is, “if you’re sick, stay home.” It’s always a tough call to make. You’re ill but at the same time like I mentioned above, you do feel guilty because you know you’re putting others out being home. Apparently I needed the day, I slept most of Friday away and for the exception of being awake three hours last night I slept until about 10 am today.

I will say I did learn about women’s libido from CBSs’ “The Talk.” Who says daytime TV isn’t educational? The other lesson you learn from daytime TV is all men are scum. From Thursday night until early this morning over 36 hours all I had was water. I did finally eat early this morning like at 3 am, I had a couple of peanut butter sandwiches and orange juice. Had a bad headache too, I’m guessing that was from a lack of caffeine. Didn’t think I could stomach coffee at this point so I went without. Stayed awake until about 5 am before falling back asleep. Woke up for good today at about 10 am. Watched a bit of TV, ate a bit of chicken soup Lynn made for me Friday (which at the time I didn’t eat), then made coffee. did get rid of part of the headache, but not all of it.

Hopefully after another sleep tonight, I’ll be back at 100% Hope your weekend is going better. Please no sympathy, give my co-workers who went without me the sympathy.

 

 

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