My partners and I often joke that we’re often surprised that I don’t rattle, given the number of medications I take on a daily basis. Nearly every day there’s some variation on a theme of “have you taken your meds?” or “do you need to order more meds?”. Once a week we also have a chorus of “have you injected today?”
Yesterday I realised that my erratic grumpiness and energy levels, and irregular sweats this week may have in part been down to forgetting to actually take my injection on Monday.
So my injection day is now a Thursday rather than a Monday. What fun. Because what better to do with a compromised immune system and a race inside my body to see what will fail first than to not take the medication that helps keep me operational?
Yay! Now I’m tired and want to sleep. But it’s only lunchtime and I’m at work, so that’s not an option.
Oh, and it’s still January.
I get paid a week or so before the end of the month, which automatically throws me out of synch with the usual dash to the month end that many people have – but even so this never ending January seems to be looming. I could almost be persuaded that 2020 is just going to be a year-long January – and it would be somehow entirely appropriate that it would then extend into January 2021.
It’s still going to be January tomorrow. Perhaps we’re all actually caught in the dystopian and existential horror of Scarfolk and just haven’t noticed how expensive the office supplies have got.
Okay, I’ve taken down the decorations both at home and at work, and am watching Irish people try alcoholic advent calendars on YouTube. Must be a day off. This is my rock and roll lifestyle – I’ve even checked in with lady s to hear that she’s taken down their tree as well. Our respective living rooms suddenly seem a lot bigger.
From here on out we’re into January properly – that strange 900 day stretch to the next paycheque where everyone looks increasingly longingly at the reduced price luxury food in the shops that common sense tells us that we really can’t afford for either monetary or health reasons.
So that’s something to enjoy, yes?