Andrei in the office

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Andrei in the office
lordandrei

Status again:

Well, here we go...

Health:
Now off of iBuprofen (I'll bet you didn't know that it was an Apple branded drug) the swelling seems to have gone down mightily. My hands are as follows:
L: Thumb can now touch other fingertips with relative ease (A little strain on the pinky). I can get 80% of the way to making a fist. Wrist mobility 100%, Hand comfort is at 85%
R: Thumb can now touch other fingertips with relative ease (more difficult on the pinky). I can get 65% of the way to making a fist. Wrist mobility 50%, Hand comfort is at 40%
Temperature has been in the 98.8 - 99.4 range regardless of my current dosage.
I've spend pretty much all day in bed basically groggy but in good spirits and chatting online

Work:
The HR division called to notify me about my rights. Apparently, since I'm out on physical leave, I cannot (during this time) be: laid off, fired, replaced, removed, etc. Also. If I am forced to be out longer than 5 days (Not return on Monday) I qualify for short term disability. I will get paid 75% of my salary and can collect the rest by taking 2 hrs of PTO time /day. Lastly, for both my safety as well as the office, I will need to provide written notification from my Doctor stating that it is safe for me to return to work.

Close People:
I have apologized profusely on the phone to her and she has told me there is no blame....but I have put Ariana through hell the past week. She's getting ready to come out and visit for a week. Twice this week I have called her really late to let her know I was going to the hospital. I have kept her up late and worried. She is happy that I've been very honest and as timely as physically possible with information, but has been horribly worried. I just want her to know how much it means to me :)
I've also been running Meredith ragged. Last night was supposed to be; Andrei's all drugged and it's a Buffy night. When I hit 102.8 she dragged me back to the hospital. I told her today but I'll make it public. Meredith is sweet. She brought me some cans of chicken soup last night. I got through one last night. She said I could make myself a can today if I felt up to it. When I stumbled into my kitchen I found a bag with somewhere around 6 cans. I was expecting 1 other can. Like I said. "Sweet" :)

Friends:
As I've said I've been pretty much in bed all day. The net has been my sanity. I've talked to a lot of ppl today and made some LJ posts and everyone who's written me or chatted with me has made suffering through this s&%* so much more bearable. Thanks in no particular order to: Ben, Tara, Shawn, Jenn, Lynne, Joanna, (and Ange, though we haven't chatted today), Leslie (My very cool boss), Joy and of course...Meredith and Ariana.

Icky stuff:
The last of the wires have been set up from my brokerage account to my local bank. Apparently, yesterday's wire went just 'over the wire' so it processed a day later. Still on schedule for payments to go out by Saturday. Yay me :-/ A note. I definitely think depression is an issue. When I hit 102.8 I was a dribbling mess about how I was trying to make things better and how it just seemed to be getting worse. ( I was VERY fevered ) I guess I have to look into that more :-(

Bottom Line: No really, see it is. Things are improving :)

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