Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I'M SICK, but will be back SOON!

I've felt a cold coming on for a while.
I've been achy and have had a stomach ache for a few days
but last night I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't even swallow.
I got up this morning and got ready for work in a daze.
I HAD to go in because it's the day after the holiday and it's at full capacity
and so many pets were going home.
It's pure madness after any holiday and
so many had special feeding instructions and several were on medication and one on insulin...
So I drove to work, through the pouring rain and tried to will myself well.
It didn't work.
I got everyone outside to potty, brought them back in and feed and medicated them and then their owners started coming to pick up their pets.
I was so dizzy and I was sweating and....
I turned to the head tech and the office manager and said
"I'm going home. We have to figure this out."
I never do that. I usually tough it out...at least until everything is done and cleaned
but I didn't.
I drove home.
I came inside and let all my dogs loose in the house and went to bed.
I slept the entire day and then I got up and fed my own pets and I took some more cold medicine.
I laid in my big chair as my dogs played and now I've finally come to the computer.
I can't really think...
I'm going back to bed now.
Be back soon.


leslie said...

i hear ya, sister. curl up with your menagerie and get better soon.

CheerfulMonk said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, but maybe you shouldn't go back to work too soon. If you're too quick to rush to the rescue you may be enabling them. Best if they learn to cope without throwing so much at you.

Laura C said...

Feel better soon Cyndi!

Anonymous said...


I sure hope you're feeling better. My best advice for relieving a sore throat is to gargle with apple cider vinegar. I know that sounds like a gross thing to do but, believe me, it works.

I hope the animals are letting you get the rest you need!


Doreen@househoneys said...

The only thing worse than feeling sick, is feeling sick AND having to work! You are a trooper for sure. I do hope it's nothing too serious and that you'll start to feel better very soon. Your pups need you!

tammy j said...

that sounds more than a cold to me. i'm thinking you're running a fever.
and here's a thought... though horrible...
if you DIED... those people would HAVE TO FIND A WAY.
so ... i'm so glad you just went home. even at that you stuck it out til you had it all done. good grief!
be kind to yourself.
you're the only self you have.
they'll be there. and THEY OWE YOU PLENTY. AND THEY KKNOW IT.
love and hugs for your wellness.
i'm going to try to think you well too! maybe with the two of us....

Cynthia Myers said...

I just slept the whole day and I'm now up feeding the dogs and trying to answer some mail as they eat.
Hopefully I will recover soon but I must say, this is a really bad one.
Thank you for thinking me into wellness....
because if I don't make it, you will be getting one of these little dogs! LOL! Maybe Louie, because you would have the patience for him being scared of the world. (I'll tell Lily, that you get Louie. ;) )
Going back to bed now.

CheerfulMonk said...

Still thinking of you and wishing you well. When you start feeling better, please don't rush back to work too soon.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I hope you feel better soon. xoox Su

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you Jean,
I did go back to work yesterday... I had someone coming in for an interview.
(I walked her around and showed her everything and explained it and truly, I will be shocked if I hear from her again. People seem to think it's just about playing with puppies. It is but it's so much more.)
I started to feel better but when I got home I just crashed.
Still some things happened yesterday that I will share later (I'm currently at work right now) so I'm glad I went in.
Thanks so much for checking in on me, you will never know how much it means to me.

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you Su,
I do think the worst is over.
I know that no one likes being sick but I think I need to be more careful of my health from now on. This bout really whooped my butt.
I need to stay healthy for my house full!
Thanks again!