Allergic To Work
Everything checks out. I went and saw my doctor who is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After spending yet another weekend with sniffles, I knew I would need to be seen again by doctor to have some peace of mind. Particularly since my cough was so deep and starting to hurt my ribs. She listened to my lungs and nothing sounded unusual. Just to be certain, I insisted on getting a chess X-Ray done. Everything came back clean. Same for the blood sample that was drawn during my annual physical two weeks ago and tested by Laboratory Corporation of America. Everything was within normal range except for my LDL Cholesterol which was a little high. So I don’t have pneumonia or some ungodly disease. Just another cold. That’s a blessing. But it’s so strange to be sick all the time.
That’s what made me think I was allergic to work. You see, I began getting sick around September 2002. That’s when I started a new job at a consulting firm that shall remain nameless. So maybe it has something to do with the building. But I’m not really sure as it’s a pretty modern one – and I’m the only one who seems to be chronically ill. So early in 2003, I’m going to have some allergy test run. Hopefully I’m not getting allergic to work or to my cat. Maybe it really is just a bad spell. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to put this period behind me. I just don’t like feeling this way.