This hasn’t been my month, health-wise

Sheesh. First I hurt my right ankle at frisbee last Saturday, then my left thigh muscles get all stiff and strained during the subsequent week right as my ankle heals, and now that that’s healing, I get hit by some stomach-related ailment. I’ve had a mild stomachache since yesterday evening, and thought I could sleep it off, but when I woke up today it was a little worse, and has gotten progressively worse as the day’s gone on, despite my ministrations. If I stand up it becomes really bad, so I’ve been sitting for the better part of the day.

Seeing as how these health issues have been progressing upward–from my ankle to my thigh to my stomach–I’m a little concerned about what’s next, since we’re getting to the vital organs now. Heart problems? Spinal cord or brain problems? (I’m joking, Mom and Dad. I can see you rolling your eyes and snapping, “Cheh!” with a disgusted look on your face. You’re totally doing it, I know you are!)

I do feel bad, though…the new Ikeda ALT, Chalice, arrived this evening, and nearly all the area ALTs are at a welcome dinner for her now. It’s not like I won’t ever see her, since we’re all in the same building, but it would’ve been nice to have been a bigger part of her welcoming committee. She does seem really cool, just from the 5 minutes we saw each other.

I’m taking tomorrow off and going to the doctor’s office…I’m so grateful for JET’s policy on byoukyuu (paid and essentially unlimited, though you need a doctor’s note for more than several consecutive days of leave, and if you take too many consecutive days off, that could be grounds for dismissal). But it really is times like these when you realize how far away from the comforts of home and the company of loved ones you are…

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