The art of the sickie


I took a sick day today due to an URTI infection according to the doctor’s diagnosis. I have been coughing really badly for the past few days and getting symptoms of the flu for about a week now. It took a turn for the worse last night when I came down with a fever. I went into work this morning anyway, but felt I was too sick to be there, so I went to one of the panel doctors and he told me I had an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and put me on a course of antibiotics. He wanted to give me three (3) days sick leave but I told him I only wanted one (1) day since there’s a lot of outstanding work to be done at the office.

I’m not being sanctimonious or anything like that, it’s just that I really enjoy what I’m currently doing in the office right now. I went over to Sandra’s pharmacy and she gave me some hydroxyzine gratis which makes me really sleepy so I’m going to catch some sleep and shake off the fever.

I know that one in three sick days are from people pulling a sickie but I’m seriously ill right now (not as in terminally ill, but feverish). The title of the post doesn’t help, but I just thought it would be funny. πŸ™‚

I’ll reply the comments tomorrow. Mr. Sandman is calling.

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19 thoughts on “The art of the sickie”

  1. Hey bro, get well quick. Try not to smoke so much for now. If possible, try not to at all. Waittttttttttt, why am I telling you that? I’m sure both of us know its quite impossible……
    Anyways, try lessen your ciggie intake for now. Cheers!

  2. Ah Bin arr….
    Told you to drink lots of water but u don’t listen… bla bla bla…..sorry just kidding… you take good care of yourself k… Rest well….

  3. Could it be an allergy? Maybe you’re allergic to…suituapui!!! Hahahahahaha!!!! Must stay far far away from me now!!! Take care and get well soon!!!…You still owe me a treat, u know! LOL!!!

  4. I contracted the same virus middle of last year and went to the hospital to get it checked out, but they didn’t even give me any antibiotic or anything. Just asked me to go home and have some panadol. Get well soon.

  5. Strange coincidence…I’ve been very sick lately and had a fever a couple nights ago. I have a really raw throat, runny nose and very sore eyes so I think I’m going to try to sleep it off as well.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  6. the sick isn’t come from a day, its accumulated,take more rest, blog shorter entry, sleep more, drink more plain water, do more healthy exercise *eg: swimming* lead to a healthier lifestyle… kakaka.. tat’s never happen in hb’s life!!!! take care my friend.

  7. Sorry to hear about you being sick πŸ™ On the last day of school in May I ate something bad and got sick. It was the most horrible feeling ever.

  8. Marlboro Guy: Thanks, buddy! Yeah, you know how we are. It’s damn near impossible to quit a 12 year old habit. Old habits die hard and all that. Appreciate the concern, my friend.
    Roland: Hmm…you know, I’ve been thinking the same thing. Some impurities might have got into my lungs.
    This was written before that, I just posted it up now. :)’
    The only post I wrote on that day was the sick leave post (this post).
    bubble7866: I did! I drank lots of water already. Nearly got water poisioning somemore. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the concern, my friend.
    suituapui: Haha! I was coughing ever since I got back from Miri. Thanks for the concern. Yeah, I still remember. Going to do the arrangements and see how many people can make it this afternoon.
    Raymond Chan: This virus damn jialat. It wakes me up in the middle of the night from coughiing and I can’t get back to sleep coz I keep on coughing after the initial coughing fit.
    Appreciate the concern, buddy.
    cynthia: Perhaps large doses of Vitamin C can head off the illness. It works sometimes for me, placebo or not, I’m not sure. Thanks Cynthia! πŸ™‚
    bengbeng: I was busy sleeping the entire day from the antihistamines that I took. It made me so sleepy I slept the entire afternoon and only woke up at 8 pm to eat.
    butterscotch: Thanks my buttery friend. πŸ™‚
    Skwermy: Thanks Skwermy! Yeah, the influenza virus season is usually during winter but I don’t think this is the flu. I must have got something in my lungs that shouldn’t be there in the first place and my immune system is just trying to get rid of it. The antibiotics made me feel better.
    liquidblackout: Get lots of rest and sleep well. It really helps. Hope you feel better soon too! Take care!
    goolooloo: Yeah, that was the theory of my boss as well. I’m getting more rest now and trying to get some exercise. πŸ˜‰
    Thanks Mary! πŸ™‚
    Philip: I shall be there. I am fully recovered. πŸ™‚
    Darren: Thanks buddy. I’m feeling much better already.
    killer9: Get well soon, my friend.
    jessy: Thanks for the concern, jessy! I’m feeling better already.
    al’sera: Er…yeah, I actually did…perhaps this was the reason instead of my theory of inhaling something too hard.
    Thanks for the concern, appreciate it! πŸ™‚
    headsteadi: I’m sorry to hear that. Get well soon!
    fish fish: Thanks fish fish! πŸ™‚
    I’m much better already. Yeah, they do that in other countries coz the influenza is contagious.


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