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10 January 2006 @ 01:29 am
I went from Friday where I just had irritation into severe coughing and 103 degree fever. Now, I've finally lost the fever and remain with the cough. And when I say cough, I don't mean a little "ahem". I mean real gutwrenching, phlegm shooting, throat graiting thing that one night actually forced me to nearly throw up although since I hadn't actually eaten anything substantial it came out mearly as dry heaves and mucus, which is all the more painful and grotesque. 

I also couldn't eat anything due to the fact that my throat was so irritated.  I still can't manage to swallow anything acidic, and even plain water really creates a sting unless I use a lot of throat spray right before it.  It even hurt to talk for a while, and so I was telling people to just leave me alone, and I put my cell phone on silence (and thus got 11 missed calls, which I only noticed early this morning).  Everybody wants me when I'm down and out, I guess. 

So the thing now is whether I should return tomorrow or not, since my fever is completely gone.  My doctor says I've got a virus that's going around that will last at least two weeks.  A virus could be a cold.  Anyway, I think I will let Monique know exactly how I'm doing and that I really am still coughing violently and not let her believe that this is some everyday cough that I'm talking about.  And I will ask if she still wants me around the clients this way.  If yes, I'll go.  If not, I'll stay. 

My mother has also contracted the same viral infection.  We were given a number of natural remedies by her doctor (who is an M.D. but happens to favor naturopathic medicine), along with some antibiotics from Doctors on Duty.  One problem is that one of the remedies is actually made of an animal product.  It says something like "calf thymus", which makes me think it's from a calf?  The box got dropped into the cat's water dish, but the packets are still useable since they are enclosed in plastic.  We were going to phone the doctor and ask if there is a more vegetarian-friendly formula we could try. 

Well, I'm thinking I should hit the hay even though I'm not tired, since I didn't really do much today except go to the doctor and try (unsuccessfully) to get this pigsty in some kinda presentable shape. 

P.S.  My hair feels all greasy at the bottom.  Should I try a new shampoo or clean more thoroughly?  Sorry, just thinking out loud (or rather in type).
06 January 2006 @ 05:45 pm
My throat feels scratchy and like I need to cough, but then when I cough, my whole chest and throat feel on fire and very irritated. Then I sometimes start to feel nauseous. I hardly ever get sick, so when I do, I take notice. I wonder if it's from the Detox Tea that I took, or if it's because I've had irregular sleeping patterns. Or that I've been working a lot of hours recently. Or a combination of the factors.

I hope I get better by tomorrow, because my client there can't be left alone (requires 24 hour care), and I would have to find someone to fill my shifts.


Earlier, I was feeling cold and like my hair was standing up on the back of my neck. Now, I feel too hot. Dammit being sick.
feelings/emotions/whatever: sicksick
music/movies/sounds: "The Craft" - my mom loves this show, and I'm not sure why?
04 January 2006 @ 01:02 am
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03 January 2006 @ 09:43 pm
Yay!  I finally passed.  Now, I could be a substitute teacher if I wanted.  But I already have a job.  I'll stick with this for a while until I get tired of it or find something better.  Next step is to take the CSET, the multiple subject version.  The next test is next month, but I won't be ready.  I: will try to find a class or some way to prepare.  The tutoring thing won't work for everything, because he just does math.  I need to do other things.  The test has three sections.  I forget what they are at the moment.  I have a study book.  There really is only one made for this test.  It's supposed to be the harder one of the two teaching tests.  I'm going to see if there are any prep courses at CSUMB or something and if I get get into them for the upcoming exams. 

feelings/emotions/whatever: fullfull
music/movies/sounds: Roseanne on Nick at Nite
03 January 2006 @ 11:16 am


feelings/emotions/whatever: fullfull
music/movies/sounds: NPR segment on identity theft
02 January 2006 @ 11:45 pm
I'm going to try this diet.  It looks good, except that I don't drink wine.  Maybe I should start! LOL.

feelings/emotions/whatever: sleepysleepy
music/movies/sounds: the melodies swimming around in my head
02 January 2006 @ 12:29 pm
I don't think WeightWatchers was working.  I'm thinking of doing eDiets.  I'm not sure why either is better.  I just think WeightWatchers stopped working.  Or maybe I did.  Or maybe nothing works. 

But I'm going to give it a try.  My mother set me up with a nutritionist from Energia. Her name is Linda Ingbar, and I'm scheduled to see her on Tuesday, January 10th.  She seems to use the EatRight4YourType nutrition plan, and so she wants me to get a do-it-yourself blood type testing kit at Whole Foods in the vitamins and nutrition center.

I hope something will work someday.  I'm so tired of being close to 200 lbs.  I feel like a blimp, when anyone who knew me growing up knew that I was always average or skinnier-than-average.  People say I'm still attractive, but I'd rather be healthier and I'd rather not feel forced into eating junk food with my client or anyone else.  I'd like to politely decline while I eat my whole wheat bread sandwiches with organic sprouts and tofu. :-)

Yeah.  My mom wants me to take her to the store soon.  I just had some brown rice for lunch.  Mmmmm. 
feelings/emotions/whatever: gloomygloomy
music/movies/sounds: NPR segment on hybrids and renewable fuels
02 January 2006 @ 03:52 am
So, I spent the last day of 2005 looking after a disabled boy at his apartment as he looked at girly pictures, watched movie and ate pizza and Hot Pockets while I just sat around as his "staff". I left about 9:30 pm last night. Then, I thought I was going to have to work today, but my other client (the one in Marina) said she didn't want me to drive in the rain on New Year's and she was afraid I'd get in an accident. So I got the day off today. That was nice. I'm going back to work tomorrow, but not until 2:00 pm.

I intended to call all the people I hadn't called yet in my family. Sandy called, but he didn't call back later, I think. I also wanted to call Daniel, Beatrice & Wally, Ethel, Amy and other people in my mom's family. But that didn't happen. I just ended up sleeping all day 'cause I was so tired. I'm planning to catch up tomorrow before work. Calling people on holidays is a nice thing to do.

People always say the end of one thing is the beginning of another. I had made some New Year's Resolutions on the weightloss bulletin board on www.3fatchicks.com .  Let me see if I can remember any of them.

1. Stick to a weightloss plan and don't let special occasions ruin my momentum. 
2. Become a cleaner, neater person.
3. Spend less money in the coming year.
4. Become more organized.  (I think I always say this every year, and it doesn't ever happen.)

hmm, I thought there were more, but I could be wrong.  If I can think of more, I'll post them later.  Normally, I like to have at least five.

Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone here in LiveJournal land.  I hope you all have a smooth transition into 2006.
feelings/emotions/whatever: drainedslept many, many hours
music/movies/sounds: nothin
31 December 2005 @ 10:40 pm
That's how long I have until the new year.

I worked today from 8:45 am to 9:15 pm. It's been a long day. I'm not sure where I'm working tomorrow. I should call early in the morning. I normally go to church. I'm not going to work until I've done that. There is probably only one church service tomorrow and a special one. We missed church on Christmas Day, but we made it Christmas Eve.

I'm so tired. People say I should ask to have at least one day off a week from my boss. That would be nice.

I feel like collapsing into my bed and never getting up for 1 million years. Or something. I always say that.

I ate a lot of junk today. Tofutti ice cream bars, Chinese vegetables (which would have been fine if I had asked them to hold the white sauce), half a bag of pretzels, a small piece of one of Brett's (my client's) cookies.

I'm a goof. A goof. Ball.

Brett has a MySpace and looks at girls and PlayBoy.com all day long while drinking Mountain Dew and watching hundreds and hundreds of cable movie channels. That's all he does all day. And he is one of those guys with a super high metabolism who is scrawny like a stick but eats all the junk food he wants. He like ham and cheese Hot Pockets for lunch. And he ate four pieces of pepperoni pizza for dinner. I don't eat pizza. And I think he may have had whole milk. I'm not sure.

Well... now it's one hour and 14 minutes. I feel like going to bed right now. But I'm not. I'm not supposed to. That would be against the rules. Maybe I'll watch some Nick at Nite for a while. They've been showing the Cosby Show. Before they were showing Roseanne non-stop for about three days. Now it's the Cosby Show. I think I'd like to meet Theo. He is cute and a psychology major. And likes children. Nice boy.

Well. Good night. Happy New Year. Before it finally happens. One hour, twelve minutes left.
feelings/emotions/whatever: sickpoopy
music/movies/sounds: Some show on NPR
30 December 2005 @ 07:16 am
I'm up early. I think I'm gonna sleep another 14 mins.

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