Tuesday, January 5, 2010
On sick leave!
(Courtesy of CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/images.html)
The above image is what I have! This past weekend, I developed severe symptoms that left me spending most of my time in the area of the house that I only like to use when necessary or to get ready to go somewhere!
I went to the doctor on Monday and found out that I, along with millions of others, have the dreaded H1N1 Flu or formerly known as the Swine Flu!
I am feeling better now that I have been able to keep food down for the last two days, but I have no energy and feel SO wore out. The doctor banned me from returning to work for 5 days and this is tacked on to the vacation that I recently took over the holiday break. So, I have been off of work since December 23rd and I cannot wait to return. Enough about that mess!
Last night I watched the special on the local PBS station called "This Emotional Life". I was engaged the whole two hours and really learned some things about the relationships that I have in my life. Please check out the first episode on PBS online and if you can watch the second part tonight.
One of the quotes at the end of the segment was this:
"Whether we like it or not our happiness is in each others hands!"
I always thought that I was the one responsible for my own happiness, that it was the choices that I made or make that give me the pain or pleasure in my life. This is an area that I want to explore further, because from the quote, I gather that others in my life are as responsible for my happiness as well as me.
What do you think about the quote?