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April 25th, 2009


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08:07 pm - Frustrating day
I had a very frustrating day today. I had bought tickets for my sister and her two kids and me to go and see Anthony Sher in the Tempest at the Sheffield Lyceum. The play started at 2pm. At 12 my sister said 'shall I make lunch?' I said, no, let's get off early, eat there. She lives about 15 miles from the theatre. It took more than two hours to drive those 15 miles (some of that was because my sis got very stressed and got lost in the city centre looking for parking). I personally was too tired to go into the play, though my sister and the youngsters sneaked in about 25 minutes in, during a break.

Also, I'm a bit worried about how tired I am. It took me another four hours to drive back to my house from Sheffield (that's about 100 miles) because I had to stop at Trowell services on the M1, and I just fell asleep in the car. I mean, I parked it first, but then I fell asleep behind the steering wheel. Then I service-station-hopped home, stopping at each one to rest and have coffee.

It might be that the stresses of the past few weeks have caught up with me. Also trying to do this more senior job and write the book is quite a difficult combination. I hope I'm not going down with something.

Incidentally - this Mexico flu situation has been concerning me the last couple of days.

Gosh I'm cheery today aren't I?

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From:egretplume
Date:April 25th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
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It is a shame about the play.
I hope you're feeling better soon.
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From:communicator
Date:April 25th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. The traffic was mad in Sheffield. I think one of the main trunk roads was closed.
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From:hafren
Date:April 25th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Well you can keep away from Mexico! But yes, it does sound as if you're unusually tired. Maybe a check-up wouldn't hurt?
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From:communicator
Date:April 25th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
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That's what H said too. Maybe next week.
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From:emeraldsedai
Date:April 25th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
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*points at icon* That right there is a purely imaginary, non-personal-space-invading, microbe-free hug, because I'm sorry you're poorly. It HAS been a tough period for you, and my heart goes out to you.

Never underestimate the power of stress to make your body do wacky wacky things. I hope some solid rest will set you on the path to feeling well again.
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From:communicator
Date:April 26th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
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Thank you. I hope it is just stress, because I can understand that. I feel a bit more lively this morning. I'm pissed off at missing the Shakespeare, though.
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From:matildabj
Date:April 26th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
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That I understand. Are you able to take any time off, or work from home on the book maybe?
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From:communicator
Date:April 26th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Trouble is, all the days I have had off this year I have spent working on the book. It's too much. I've not done anything today though, except go on a long walk and spend an hour at the gym so I hope that'll put me right.
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From:glitterboy1
Date:April 26th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry, that really wasn't a great day...

I'm glad you were able to get home safely - I know it's quite worrying to realise that you're that tired, and still with a way to go.

Your tiredness does sound unusual. As you say, you've had a heck of a time recently, in various ways, and it wouldn't be surprising for that to get to you. I hope that (book and job apart), things will calm down a little, and that you can get through the tiredness with sleep - and with some judicious breaks at weekends/evenings, if you can.
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From:communicator
Date:April 27th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
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Possibly I'm a bit anaemic or something. Anyway, I feel quite a lot better today. More visits to the gym required I think.
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:April 27th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
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Ack! Hope you managed to take it easy yesterday.
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From:communicator
Date:April 27th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
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Yes, I decided not to do anything constructive or useful :-) always a good plan
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From:tehomet
Date:April 28th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
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It's a pity you missed out on the play. I would have left three hours before it started, but then I'm boringly punctual to the point of OCD. At least they got the gift of your thoughtfulness in buying them the tickets, even they didn't see the whole play.

I was supertired like you are at the moment. It turned out to be anemia. So I hope you're okay.

Re: Swine flu. It's concerning me too, but I found this 'How serious a threat?' page at bbc.co.uk a reassuring read.

Feel better, as the Americans say. :_
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From:communicator
Date:April 28th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I ought to get tested for anaemia. Thanks for the link, though some of the quotes are rather alarming 'We might expect up to 30-40% of the population to become ill in the next six months' On the other hand, if it's mild enough then that needn't be too bad.
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From:tehomet
Date:April 28th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I cannot spell! Sorry.

Re: alarming quotes. I see your point. But a certain percentage of the population gets the flu every year, and every year some of them die of it. For example, 36,000 Americans died of flu last year. That's a lot of people but a very small percentage of the total American population.

It's how high the mortality rate is that is the crucial factor. The avian flu had a quite high mortality rate; this swine flu doesn't seem to be so serious. Hopefully!

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