Intense two weeks kept me away from my blog. Two business trips and a wedding. As mentioned previously June is a very busy month. And with everything around it and having been way too busy anyway I hoped that I could avoid collapsing until July. Turns out I could not.
Last Sunday I went on my second trip with a throat already a bit sore. Warning bells alright. I had my most dreaded meeting on Monday but it turned out to be a breeze instead of difficult. My project was approved with compliments. Right there and then the stress and adrenaline stepped back – too early, way too early I was needing those two for survival! The cold virus ceased it chance with a vengance.
The rest of the week I managed to sort of keep going using strong medication while a bad cold started raging in my body. My room was not too much of a refuge in the evening as I suspect my allergy kicked in too. Plus the local smog and high humidity was affecting me too until is started raining not good for me. So I missed out on most of the fun that comes with these international meetings instead staying in bed trying to keep it together. I still attended most of my meetings.
On Saturday evening I returned. Had to change trains unexpectedly as our train had a defect. Things were well taken care of and our delay was just 15 min. SO picked me up from the station and made me dinner, put me into a essential oil (eucalyptus/peppermint/bergamot) bath which opened the nose a bit. I slept better than I had most of the week and still it was not crash hot. Still going through disposable handkerchiefs at an alarming rate. My head is pounding and I have given in to the need of paracetamol
So today I am not going to do much. Lie on the couch and feel sorry for myself. So promised to get me some goodies from the pharmacy and tomorrow I am calling in sick as concentration span is under 10 minutes. Not a happy way to return. Still I am glad I am back home with SO, knowing I can drop the keeping strong thing and in my own bed. Now let’s see if I can beat this thing. I am sure I can, just not sure when.