I am starting to think that I may be subject to the Sick Building Syndrome.
I always feel generally well in Aquatom Mansion, so it isn’t here. I always feel well at my parents’ house (even if I don’t actually feel well everywhere else, I always feel well there!) and I’m not in bad fettle when I’m browsing shops or people watching in the local shopping centre. In work, well, there’s a slight difference to this story.
Most of the time, I’m fine. Most of the time I’m going home, that is! When I’m there, I’m either coughing or sneezing, having itchy eyes, stomach aches, sore throats, stiff necks, ringing in my ears, twitching thumbs, headaches and now spots. I have a new spot on my arm. On the muscle on my left arm. (This may be relevant for my end of year ultimate trivia quiz I am planning for December 😉 )
It has to be from work. It can’t be from anywhere else.
It is terribly itchy, and I unconsciously itch it. I then realise what I’m doing, and check other areas on my body for further spots.
Chicken Pox is in circulation at work. I’ve had Chicken Pox years ago, when I was little, but I believe it is possible to catch it again. Anything is possible, so I’m not wrong there.
One thing I’ve learned about Chicken Pox is that when the spots appear, the infectious stage is over. I suppose it is lucky then that I haven’t come into contact with that many people recently. But how would you know that you had it if you didn’t have any spots? Is a stiff neck a symptom? Or maybe waking up feeling like a zombie? I don’t remember either of these feelings when I last had Chicken Pox, but that was about a hundred years ago.
I have a slight pull in my neck today, the complete stiffness of yesterday has gone away. I’ve actually felt well in work – no, I felt good in work (there’s something I don’t say very often!) – apart from the itchy arm, slight stiff neck, twitchy thumb and niggling headache this morning I’ve been as right as rain! And feeling good for a part of the time is better than not feeling good at all… so I’m not complaining. Really… I’m not!
Sick Building Syndrome is apparently attributed to poor ventilation and poorly maintained structures, usually in the workplace. The ventilation is usually good in work, well in the office I work in, as the windows are usually open. It is usually freezing in the office, but the ventilation is good. Yesterday, the building was subject to the forces of gale force winds outside, and some of this wind was making it’s way through the building and out of the windows in the office I work in. We couldn’t feel the wind inside, but the door to the office wouldn’t close, even though it had one of those gadgets at the top of the door to automatically close it. It just waited, slightly open, and we had to physically close it. Today, it closed as normal, but yesterday it didn’t. If I didn’t already have my stiff neck yesterday, I’d have put it down to that stealth draft, but I did so I can’t.
Then again, maybe this spot on my arm is just a coincidence. I do experience the odd coincidence from time to time so it could just be a spot. It doesn’t feel like a spot (well, not the spots I used to suffer from when I was going through senior school) but it is a spot.
Yes. I can confirm. It looks like a spot. Just a spot. But I think I can see another one close to it…
Uh oh… another coincidence! 😀