In My Absence

So, remember when I said this blog was about my life? Well, I’m going to throw some personal stuff at you here, so be prepared!

Over the last few days I have found myself in some pretty tough predicaments. Well, really two tough predicaments, and some possible good news. So, I’ll sum it up in one sentence, and if you want to read onto the details, feel free. So, in the last few days I have found myself fighting one of the toughest strains of strep throat to contract, trying to figure out what to do in a now complicated FWB situation, and also possibly moving jobs. That’s why I have been absent, but like I said, if you want to read on feel free.

So, I guess I’ll start with the friends with benefits situation, because most people won’t want to read until the very end for the juicy stuff. Anyway, I guess I have one of those personalities that makes everyone and their mother think that I sleep around a lot, but in all actuality, I don’t. In all honesty, when I moved to Japan last year I made this little promise to myself that I would be celibate for a year, unless I found myself in a relationship. Well I accomplished my year, and then almost instantly ended up in a relationship that didn’t end well at all. Word of advice; don’t date your best friend, even if she thinks it’s a great idea. Moving on, I found myself in a casual situation with an agreement to simply keep things, well, simple. Everything was going great, and I mean great! That was until I start to realize that one of us was starting to grow feelings. If you know me, you know it was not me. I can sometimes come across as an emotionless jerk. So, yeah, it was definitely not me that started to show signs of growing emotions. Now… I’m in that awkward phase of this FWB situation. What do I do? There was an agreement to keep things casual. When we both started this, we weren’t looking for anything, and I’m still not looking for anything. My life is way too hectic to deal with a relationship. This is COMPLICATED. Why do people let their emotions make stuff so freaking complicated? Just throw them out the window and go on with your life! Goodness!!!

Next on this list is this lovely case of strep. Ok, so last week I felt this little tingle in the back of my throat, and I blew it off as just me forgetting to take my allergy medication again. I do that frequently, because I’m always in a rush to get out of the house. Side note, I should not have blown it off. That was like Thursday or Friday. Now I wake up Tuesday morning to sensitive skin, a pounding headache, and a sore throat. Thinking to myself, I ruled out strep, because the sensitive skin made no sense to me. So, I too some Motrin and went to work. Then things started getting worse, and I decided to go to the doctor. I took my temperature that morning before I left the house, just to be safe, and it was normal. Well when the doc took m vitals the first time, my temp shot up to 101. In a matter of hours things escalated, and they only continued to get worse. My headache was excruciating, my skin on high alert, my throat was killing me, and I was now shaking because of the pain. There was obviously something wrong with me. I was finally pulled back into my own room. They took my temp again, and it was at 102. The doctor did his little evaluation, concluded I had one of the worst strains of strep you could get, gave me a shot in my butt, prescribed me some meds, and told me to stay in bed for the next 24 hours. I was in no condition to drive, so I had to call my office to get a ride. I mean, I couldn’t even walk in a straight line. It was bad. I got home at about 1315, and didn’t get out of bed until about 0330 the next day. Thankfully, things were on the decline when I woke up. I am still not in tip top shape, but I am on the mend.

Side note: While I was in the UCC, one of my coworkers walked by. He asked what was wrong with me and flat out suggested mono. Not funny at the time, I literally thought that would be just my luck. I end my celibacy whatever with myself and contract and this is the payback. So, yeah, laughable now, but definitely not then.

Oh, and the final thing was that I got back to work after being sick, and they told me there was a possibility that I may be moving to a different office. No big deal there, just a change in scenery and people. It’s definitely not a bad thing.

 

Have a good one!

 

Dom

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