April 13, 2017
I didn’t realize that I could still cry myself to sleep at my age, but apparently I still had it in me.
Had a big fight with my sister, and about the laundry, of all things. And despite using a joking tone, I said something that really offended her. As a result, she says that she’s leaving for her home in Quezon City this Easter weekend… And she’s taking her son with her, and they’ll never visit ever so as to no longer bother me about the extra laundry.
I said sorry, but the damage was already done. Foot into mouth, as usual. Even my father got angry at me, and how I was being such a stick in the mud for complaining about something as trivial as extra laundry, and how because my sister was still family, of course I should also do her share. It’s all too much…
And then, and then I realized that, with my sister leaving with her kid, and with tatay staying over there on weekdays, the house’s will go back to being quiet… And lifeless. And with just ol’ me as the place’s occupant.
I found the thought of being left alone in the house to be terrible and so, so lonely.
April 12, 2017
It was really busy yesterday to say the least. A lot of calls, likely from customers wanting things to be done before the Holy Week hits its stride. It was a stroke of luck that I was scheduled forty-five minutes worth of training time yesterday, as I was able to use it to catch my breath. It also segued into my last break too.
Didn’t go home early yesterday. I had to swing around to Quezon City and drop by an acquaintance at the Heart Center. After catching up on old times I finally got home during the late afternoon. Let’s just say that neither my sister nor my dad were thrilled about that slight detour.
April 11, 2017
It’s been quite a bit since I last made an entry, and let’s just say that things were a lot more busier than usual. That, and those physical pains… Let’s just say that I’m happy I’m not walking with a limp, on either of my feet.
In any case it’s a new week, and as intimated by the title of this entry, the next few days are considered critical work days by the company. Which means absences are a no-no.
Oh and I didn’t have any Japanese class earlier, so I was able to use most of the day to rest and prepare for the upcoming shift.
March 24, 2017
Although it hasn’t affected my ability to answer calls any, the pain in my right heel hasn’t gone away. Could it be high uric acid again? Regardless of the cause, my walk has pretty much turned into a limp. A visit to the doctor sounds really good right now…
That said its close to the weekend, so I could use that to rest and recover a little. I hope.
March 23, 2017
My right heel’s been stiff and aching since yesterday, and despite sleeping it off it doesn’t seem to be getying better. I had to take a painkiller to be even able to put some weight on it, but even then the best thay I could do is walk with a very obvious limp. It gets annoying really quick, let me tell you.
It’s not stopping me from going to work, mind you, but it’s going to be awkward moving around the work area this shift, for sure.
March 22, 2017
Despite my best efforts, I still wound up getting late for work by around thirty minutes. It was very confusing too, since as far as I reckoned I was actually an hour early to the office; it turned out that I was already late at that point. Let me tell you, the verbal dressing down I got was not pleasant.
That aside, the workday was surprisingly slow for a Monday shift. Normally the calls would be queueing to the rafters, but that time around we were actually experiencing avail times. Hmm, go figure.
Oh and one more thing. My right heel’s gone stiff and aching on me again. I’m not-quite limping as a result, which is all sorts of awkward, but it hasn’t stopped me from going to work today. Though I guess it’ll make going to and from the pantry a trial on its own…
And one last thing — it was payday yesterday, and while it was nice to have money in the bank again it was also sobering to find out that, after deducting the expected bills I needed to pay at the end of the month, I have barely 4000-odd pesos of savings to tide me through until the 6th. Definitely not pleasant…
March 21, 2017
Rather than avoid the issue again like I’ve been doing so for so long, I went out today to have myself checked at the OB-Gyne at San Juan de Dios today, rather than spending the morning readjusting to a nocturnal schedule. My cycle’s erratic at the best of times, but over the last two months it’s been… Worrisome.
In any case this meant a consultation followed by an ultrasound… The latter found surprisingly little, much to my relief. Still, I was told to not let the stress at work get me, as it was definitely affecting things. You don’t say, Doc?