Anna June parrots back to us what we say to her, at varying degrees of appropriateness. Sometimes this is cute, sometimes she is just plain bossy.
After being sick since Wednesday night, I went to the doctor yesterday. Before diagnosing me with a sinus infection component to whatever probably started as viral, he took a look in my nostrils and uttered some very technical medical terms such as "snot" and "ew." He had me take a steroid shot, which, blessedly, did not keep me awake all night, but did give me the shakes in the short term. He prescribed a once-a-day antibiotic, plus nose spray, plus a sinus rinse, plus the codeine cough syrup (at night) I was already taking. I've been supplementing with tea, honey, cough drops of varying strengths, and Kleenex. Honestly, I still feel terrible. But after I decided I needed to drag myself in to work today anyway - my doctor swore I'd feel like it - AJ told me, "If you're still sick, you should stay at home until you feel better."
Good advice, dear. There are, unfortunately, only so many things I can do as an assistant from the comfort of my own home, so I decided that I would brave it. After all, my doctor said I could.
AJ left me with one piece of advice, gleaned from what she'd heard me say about the situation. "You should tell your friends and your boss not to come into your office so they don't catch your germs."
So, I put a sign up on my door with AJ's quote on it. After all, it hurts to talk. And I couldn't have said it better myself.
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