First, I've eaten solid food twice today. I didn't necessarily love it, but after 10 days it's rather nice to chew.
Second, I got the best sleep. I woke up as usual at 6, and that just wasn't enough rest. I took some valium and got another 6 or 7 hours of sleep, and I'll be ready to go to bed early. Which I desperately need. I need to run one load of laundry, do a little handwash, and iron for the week, but otherwise tonight is sleep night.
Not a very exciting blog the last few days. Recovery from this bug is kicking my butt. And it's my busiest time of the year.
I emailed my company to ask about what the process is if I want to seek permanent employment with my current contract. I'm not positive I do, but I want to think seriously about it. I love this traveling thing, but I also need a job with sick days. The stress of missing 2 days sick this week was unbearable, and the shorter paycheck also stinks. And then all I could think while I was waiting to find out if I was going to have to go through another antidepressant change was that I had no possible way to afford more time off. Even just with the 2 days I missed I was warned that missing too much would cancel my insurance. That's just not good. I have a chronic illness and there will be times I'm sick. Feeling constantly like I will lose my insurance/my job if I get sick frightens me too much.
I suppose that I really should get my laundry in. I have so much more to say; I want to write about Dr. Brain's reaction to some of my hospital experience, and I have some more things I want to write about regarding the experience, things I wish I'd known ahead of time and want to remember for next time.
Best news though so far: No real reaction to patches except some redness and one bump that itches a little. And that has to do with the patch curling up (I think that results in a double dose at that spot). I'm keeping a log of what is patched when, and trying to make each patch as far away on my body from the last several as I can. So far this is helping, a lot. I think the time off of them actually let my body heal enough that this works, so I guess that wasn't all bad, just scary.
More later if I wake up more. If not, going to bed in 45 minutes or so. Either way, later.