A Day in the Life
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 . . .a day in the life of a recovering Mono, platelet depleted administrative assistant. . .
6:23 am: A rather disturbing nightmare (details already fuzzy) is thankfully cut-short with the vocal stylings of Avril Lavigne and her new song that I highly enjoy...and sadly relate to "My Happy Ending"...however, before 7:00 a.m. I prefer to hit the snooze
6:30 am: First of all, what kind of alarm clock gives you a 7 minute snooze?
6:42 am: Finally able to drag my ass (that hasn't been to the gym in over a month) out of my warm, cozy bed.
7:32 am: I decided to skip the details of my shower, brushing my hair and applying the cream and mousse, brushing my teeth, putting in my contacts, and applying my make-up. . .at this time I decide what I'm going to wear (jean skirt and my Jacob blouse that Nicole left, which could only mean that she wanted me to have it, right?) . Luckily, this decision only takes approximately 45 seconds because the "what to wear decision" is usually what makes me late and really stresses me out.
7:40 am: Quickly assemble my lunch: 2 plums, yogurt, and a tuna salad. No time for breakfast. . .that's what the coffee in the office is for. . .
8:01 am: ok, yeah I do start at 8:00, but I figure because I never leave right at 4:00 that I deserve a few extra minutes in the morning....including the time I'm not working to write this
8:31 am: Present time..actually, is there any such thing as present time? Because the second you think about it it's already in the past...ok, so I'm pretty much goofing off until my boss for the day (being Deb) arrives. However, the coffee is ready and I'm hungry!
8:40 am: One thing that I have observed as a recovering mono and platelet depleted individual is that this particular medical condition gives people who know you the sense that it is their responsibility to give you a week by week, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute (you get the point) account of what you look like at that moment. The usual social boundaries of common courtesy are seemingly removed and people find it their job to tell you just exactly how horrible you truly appear to them. Luckily, I am not one to get easily offended. . .as it seems to some people, I have looked like crap for over a month.
9:09: Typing the minutes I took yesterday for the Community Living Day meeting. . .
Friday, August 20 @ 8:14: Okay, so as you see . . . I didn't finish my Day in the life entry . But that's just how it goes when you're a recovering Mono/Platelet depleted individual.