This isn’t a “cry for poor Anthony” post.

 

I should have learned my lesson by now.

For the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to stop the bleeding, so to speak, from a bad start to the semester. This meant: more focus on studying, a few extra hours on HW, and a few late nights (although those nights usually ended by 1 AM). Combine the late/3rd shift weekend job and the occasional week day shift for the 2nd job, and there hasn’t been a lot of down time lately.

Yes, I know that many people would love to have a schedule as ‘light’ as mine.

Nevertheless, I caught a cold a week and a half ago. If I had been remotely not-run-down, I probably would have been over it in 2 days, max; I’ve been pretty lucky, when it comes to the immune system. Instead, the cold developed into a nasty deal that had me out of commission for over 4 days, including missing 3 days of work in a row for the first time in over 7 years. 

The plague cold went away, for the most part, this past Monday evening (started last Wednesday night)… but a clogged head didn’t. Neither did an ear that felt like water was in it. Turns out that that was an inner ear infection.

So, the lesson that I learned, again, and am currently taking Amoxicillin for, is: “listen to your body – take time to rest/recover/play, even if it’s only for a few hours.” I think that will start Monday.