I think I'm coming down with something. But I'm not really sure. Usually when I get sick, it's always the same symptoms: sore throat turns into clogged nose turns into chesty cough.
This is different. It's kind of like a tickle in my throat that won't go away, so it is accompanied by a very very light cough. If I'm very relaxed I don't cough hardly at all.
But, to further complicate matters, the man who sit at the adjacent desk from me has come down with a terrible cold, possibly the swine flu. He's been home with a fever for three days. I am afraid I may be next, and I don't want to spread it around if that is, in fact, what I am coming down with.
But it's just a tickle.
...... that I've had for three days now.
But I don't feel sick.
Am I being paranoid? Or should I be exercising more caution? Two other people in my workplace have alredy been diagnosed with the swine flu. The powers that be have been urging us to stay home if we feel sick, or if we have symptoms.
So I'm not sure what I should do. I personally consider getting sick a risk of just living life. But other people around my workplace have a less than cordial attitude about sick people. Having even a slight cold, or any kind of symptom at all is like being a leper. People treat you like dirt, when I feel one should be treated with more consideration when sick. It's really quite alienating. People are becoming very paranoid, and it's making me paranoid too.