Well, it all starts with getting really sick last week!!!! My symptoms started on Saturday and just got worse…. By Monday, I couldn’t function!!!! I was so stuffed up in my head, coughing, throat raw and swollen. My entire body ached…I couldn’t sleep…It was ROUGH (to put it nicely!!!) I missed work on that Monday….there was absolutely no way I could have drive to and function at work!!! I was taking some allergy, sinus and cough medicine…With not much help!! I needed to sleep, but couldn’t. I couldn’t eat…need to be able to swallow for that sorta thing!!!! I knew that I was not supposed to miss work…no matter what is what I was told!!!! But in the condition I was….it was not an option!!!!! I rested and rested and took lots of medicine =-)
I didn’t feel like I needed to go the doctor…YET! I just thought it was a simple cold…And you don’t need an antibiotic if you just have a cold!! LOL
Tuesday, I did get up and out of bed…even though I still felt like crap!!!! None of the sinus medication was clearing the congestion. My head was clogged and in serious pain!!!! My ears were hurting, my face and my throat! I felt pretty pathetic… Everyone at work couldn’t believe that I came to the office and NO BODY wanted me around…LOL I ended up going home early cause I just was not doing good!!!! Yet, STILL I didn’t think that I needed to go to the doctor…LOL This is what happens to people that work in the Healthcare field…I just didn’t think I was THAT sick…LOL
Wednesday, I woke up and just was not doing good still. I thought to myself that I really needed to go to the doctor. I called my supervisor and told her that I would be in after I went to the doctor and that I would call her after the office opened and I got an appointment time!! I called my doctor’s office at 9am when they opened and unfortunately I could only get a 1:45pm appointment. I called my supervisor and notified her… Well, I guess that was not okay with my office (Quite frankly, seeming how I was leaving next week…I didn’t give a damn!!!!)
I went to the doctor and they informed me that I had a bad double ear infection, a really bad sinus infection and they wanted to rule out strep throat…. UGH!!!!!! They gave me antibiotics, a steroid pack and nasal spray! Well, turns out that I didn’t have strep…Thank Goodness!!!!! I left the doctor’s office thinking….Guess I shoulda went to the doctor sooner?!?!?!?!
Well, my work didn’t even wait to find out what was going on with me…I got a call about 11am from my Human Resources Manager…She was very nice, but I immediately knew what the call was for… She told me that they all wanted me to get better and that they thought that it would be best for EVERYONE if we went ahead and pushed my resignation date up to that day…Effective Immediately!!!! WTF I got fired (kinda) from my job…. They told me that they were really concerned for my health and didn’t want me to rush back to work…yada, yada, yada!!! Whatever, they were only looking out for themselves! Now they don’t have to pay me my PTO time….cause I didn’t put in a full 2 week notice…I was 3 days shy of it! And now cause they canned me I don’t even get the PTO for the day I missed and went home early…So, I only get paid for 1/2 day that I worked during that week. What can I say….
Well, that meant that when I went down to West Palm for Valentine’s Day weekend…I didn’t have to come back to Orlando!!!!! I was excited for that!!!!!