Monday, December 13, 2010

I can't come in to work today. I have the dumb.

My headline was going to be "Hello, I have a brain tumor" but I really don't and I probably shouldn't even joke about those things lest all sorts of calamity befall me.

I kind of wish I have one, though.  It would explain so much.  It would solve so much. 

I have a headache ALL THE TIME and I don't know why.

Okay, I know some of the why.  I have sinus issues and I probably need the surgery to fix it.  That's kind of like a brain tumor, right?  Sinus infections can actually kill you -- I had a friend in high school who had lost a brother that way. 

This probably explains why I'm avoiding getting that CT scan.  I probably do have a brain tumor.

I'm also working too much and sleeping mostly not at all.  Usually with the sleep I have problems falling asleep but once I'm out I'm out.  Not lately, though; I feel as thought I'm only dozing and I wake up constantly.  The only thing that works to keep me out is an Ambien with two Tylenol PM, but that's more like unconsciousness rather than a good night's sleep. 

I didn't do the half marathon yesterday.  I couldn't sleep, but my dog could.  So much that she peed in the bed two or three times.  Every time she moved I was paranoid she was peeing again and I'd start checking the bed again.  At one point I was trying to move her and I hyperextended my knee against the cedar chest, which also did something weird to the hip that hasn't been bothering me lately.  About five minutes before I was supposed to be getting up for the half marathon my stomach starting doing its best starfish impression and I felt the first twinges of a migraine coming up.  I realized then that I haven't been looking forward to this half for quite a while and when running is no longer fun then what is the point?  So shortly before 7:00 a.m. I took an Ambien and slept for eight hours. 

I'm sad I missed out on the cool finisher's medal, but not that I didn't go do the run.  Running had become a chore and that's not why I run.

I will almost certain be working every day between January 3rd and now except for Christmas day.  It's too depressing to think about so I won't.  I'll just do it.  But in the meantime, have some eye candy on me:

Aka, my yummy latest obsession!

the CilleyGirl


  1. I think you need a vacation. . . with your dog - because who doesn't want a vacation with their dog? And it could be one of those where nobody can pester you about work. And there aren't anythings for you to bump into and you wouldn't be allowed to injure your knee. And you wouldn't have sinus problems.

    So if we can just figure out where that is, I think we should book you a trip! You need some R & R!