01 February 2011
News Flash: Care Givers Don't Get Sick Days!
I am rip roaring sick with the flu. The thought of care giving is enough to make me want to hurl; which I have more than once over the last 24 hours.
I have learned a new lesson, Care Givers can NOT get sick because we don't get sick days. Just because we get sick doesn't mean our job gets to stop; this is not right.
I've not been sick like this for at least 10 years. Last time I was this sick, my mom was able to make me soup and dote on me. It was sad today when I was moaning on the sofa, my mom got up and covered me with a blanket. She was so worried and was trying to help me, somehow. She won't leave my side.
The smell of food cooking turns my stomach; preparing food for my mother has been awful.
My nose is burning and itching, my eyes are watering and my throat is sore. Coughing too... boy, it's deep and it hurts like hell.
I'm out of Astragulus. Fuck!
We are in the middle of a freakin snow storm and my mom's day program is closed. My mom has already told me that school is way more fun than staying home. Yay!
Thank God Brian is working from home; there is no way I could do it alone today.
However, even though it seems like the sky is literally falling, I'm grateful for my loving husband who's getting me cups of tea and an extra blanket when I'm shivering with the chills.
Care Givers, we don't get sick days and that just sucks.