Today I went to work, after calling and asking if they needed me (of course they did! =P) because of the whole being-sick-yet-again-thing which made me miss yesterday.
When I got there a couple of my managers sat me down and had a big chat with me where they said they were really concerned about my health. Apparently, basically everybody in my department has come to my managers asking if I am okay, because I am pale and losing weight. I had no idea it was that bad.
So we sort of had a talk. I mentioned my concerns about allergies and the bad scheduling. They told me that they really liked having me work there so they would be willing to work with me with basically any health problems whatsoever. They said they are going to start giving me better shift schedules. They said they are willing to cut back my hours if I need it. And they told me I can take like a huge week-long vacation sometime soon. As soon as the week after next if I want. Which I am really stoked for. =D And we're going to see if any of that helps at all.
I do think it may actually be deeper than just allergies and bad scheduling though-- I'm starting to think it has something to do with my heart condition. Dunno if I've ever gone over this in my LJ or not, but long story short: I have a heart defect, my heart is almost twice as big as it should be for my body size, and as such I cannot expand my lungs to full capacity and I get tired out really, really quickly when I do strenuous physical exercise. I always thought this was limited to strenuous exercise in one stretch-- but I'm starting to wonder if sustained moderate exercise over a long period of time counts too. Afterall, I didn't start having massive problems this bad until I started working full time for months on end.
So I think I'm gonna talk to a cardiologist and get my heart re-checked-out. And also go to a "normal doctor" and have a full physical done and figure out exactly what is going on and what steps I can take to not randomly get sick every three weeks.
Anyways, I'm really glad work is going to be working with me on this. And if it doesn't work out no matter what they try, I can go find a new job that is less strenuous/allergen-intensive, and I will have a good excuse. But right now I'm excited for VACATION =D For a whole week. That is going to be awesome. I want to sit outside and drink smoothies and read. <3 Epic Vacation is epic.
In the meantime, I am going to try and drink more water, eat some more protein as per my mom's always-excellent advice, and probably take this coming week off of raiding in World of Warcraft. Cause Karazhan
9/12 clears every weekend is kinda stressful especially when you have to deal with loot drama or become the impromptu raid leader, both of which I've done. xD (and yeah I know, non-WoWers are like "lol World of Warcraft is serious business" and most WoWers are like "lol
Karazhan is serious business" but you gotta believe me here! D= )
And in other news... The Yogurt Spoon