I was sent home from occupational health today for flu like symptoms. Whatever plague disease I have has caused my ear drums to bulge, my throat to turn red, mouth to break out in sores, and my lungs were not clear to auscultation (TMI? sorry). It all sounds a lot worse than I feel though. The NP gave me a handful of pseudoephedine and an albuterol inhaler. I’m waiting for the flu test results now, but if they come back positive I’m banned from work until Tuesday. There was a system wide email sent out advising everyone to wear masks at the hospital. It’s pretty bad I guess. I’m grateful for occupational health being so available to us, so I didn’t have to wait for hours in the ER. Plus hospital staff get free medications, so they just handed them to me without a prescription or a trip to the pharmacy. It is a rarely used, but nice perk.
Back to talking about what I’m wearing. These are the Black Crane carpenter pants in corduroy cream I got from poshmark yesterday. They feel substantially different from my other carpenter pants in navy, which have a flannel like feel to them. The corduroy versions are more structured. My navy ones are a size small and look very baggy. These are a size XS and look a lot less baggy. They are snug to get around the hips (my ectomorph hips are 36″ for reference) but once they pass the hips, they sit nicely at the waist. It’s been so long since I’ve worn corduroy. What I don’t like is how easily lint sticks to it and how easily it retains wrinkles. I had to iron these out before wearing it here. I probably won’t be wearing these pants much until the spring time. They might be too warm for summer. So they might be more suitable for lounging around at home which is what I’m doing most of the time anyway.
This post made me think about the idea of working from home going forward. Telepsychiatry is a growing field and given my homebody introverted tendencies, I should give it more serious consideration. There are a couple of bloggers I follow that work from home, and that idea always appealed to me. Maybe in a couple of years. We’ll see.
[outfit: *organic by john patrick tee, *black crane carpenter pants xs, arizona birkenstocks; *=pre-owned]