An Awakening Experience

It’s funny, but when I woke up a week ago (last Sunday), I had no idea I’d be riding an ambulance to the hospital. I’ve never had to do that before.

Basically, it was a rather painful kidney stone type of adventure that put me in the hospital for a day on Sunday. All the tests were clear, so I went home Sunday night only to return at 2:30 a.m. with similar pains (second time in a cab). Then I spent Monday there having more tests done and then being kicked out again Monday night.

The advice was to lay low for a couple of days and not go to work, but that didn’t seem like an option having missed 4 of 5 days last week to the Barcelona trip. Also, there were only 2.5 days left before the long break.

So, I went to work, and within 24 hours had a mind-blowing cold and flu thing set in. I toughed it out for the last half day Thursday, and yesterday at home I was so gone that I thankfully can’t remember much of the day.

Ugh. So I’m beginning to recover today and thinking about the future. There’s always going to be a matrix of needs and objectives and inconsistencies and risks at work, but they can be channeled and improved over time. If anything, the loss of anyone for a week shouldn’t create a serious issue.

It also dawns on me that Christmas is a few days away. This year more than ever it seems like I’ve been out of the loop on this holiday, but maybe things will improve here in a day or two, and we can spend a night or two on the South Coast and look at a sailboat or two. One has to keep priorities in order, right? :)

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