Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Let's go fly a kite

The title has absolutely nothing to do with this post, the song has been in my head for hours. 

I can't sleep hence the 2.30am blog post. I really need to get into some sort of sleep routine, I just find it so hard to get out of my lovely bed each morning!! I like to stay up late and sleep in, unfortunately on work days I need to get up at 5.30am, meaning I don't get much sleep the night before I work as I'm not tired enough to go to bed at a decent time because I've slept in too late that morning! I try to set my alarm, but if I don't actually 'have' to get up for something, I have a habit of switching off my alarm and going back to sleep. I need discipline!! Actually, now come to think of it, I'm lacking discipline in a few areas of my life..... maybe that is something I should work on!!

I'm very pleased to say that my lungs are happier than my last post. I've finished my course of antibiotics which have definitely helped. I didn't need to even think about taking myself to hospital for treatment, and I only needed to take one day off work sick - and that was purely because I was stubborn and decided to work a 12.5 hour shift after only two days of antibiotics and very little sleep. I was told I could work a half day if I wanted, but I insisted I'd be fine, then the next day I could barely get out of bed without coughing and gasping for breath. But, a day of sleep and taking it easy meant I felt much better :) Not that I can take all the credit, I think this chest infection was only a mild one, or maybe I caught it and got antibiotics earlier than I normally do. I certainly haven't felt as poorly as I normally do when I have a chest infection.
I think I'm finally growing up or something, there was a time when I would have forced myself into work regardless of how I felt, whereas now I can see that taking a day off when I feel ill means I can rest, and most likely (hopefully!) stop myself from getting any worse meaning I end up taking a week off work, or even worse, end up in hospital!! Granted, it would have been better if I'd only worked a half shift then maybe I wouldn't have needed to phone in sick the next day, but hey, one step at a time!!
I think the slightly down feeling I had last week was caused by me feeling generally unwell, as I'm feeling much more positive again this week. 

On the whole, life is good :)