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May. 25th, 2008

Still very busy. We had another performance on Saturday, which was well received. However, there is one piece in which I seem to have trouble getting enough air in my lungs to sing some phrases. So I tried taking bigger breaths, and my ribs started hurting. It was uncomfortable yesterday, but not bad today. (I wonder if the injury occurred while singing, or whether I just aggravated something else – perhaps the initial injury occurred on Friday night while I was trying to fall asleep.)

I had to take a siesta this afternoon because I woke up with a headache this morning. It could've been because I had the heat on Saturday night before going to bed. It wasn't cold enough to keep the heat on all night, but it felt more comfortable to heat up the room a little, although it felt a bit too warm just before I went to bed. Or perhaps I just didn't get enough sleep.

Something I've been thinking about recently is that being back at work has taken more out of me physically than I thought it would. Especially the last few weeks doing the testing and bug fixing for the upcoming release – I'm wiped out at the end of the day. I'll have some free time after next Saturday (our spring concert), which I may use to rest more (if I need to instead of working), although I was hoping to take dance lessons on Tuesday nights. I may have to put that off for a while yet, although there won't be a better time to resume dance lessons until next summer (when hopefully I'll be off of my learning curve at work and I'll have a better sense of how long it takes to do things). One advantage I had at AltaVista, even though it was a struggling company, is that I knew my job really really well, so I had a good sense of what it would require to complete the tasks I was assigned. Because I'm still learning my job, I can't predict how long it will take me to do everything, which makes me feel anxious and uneasy. The common wisdom is that it's better to be on a learning curve at a healthy company than to know one's job really well at a struggling company, but it doesn't make me feel more secure, it seems.

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jessiehl
May. 27th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
When it was painful for me to take in full breaths, it was because I had broken a rib. Can you think of anytime recently where your ribs were banged or squeezed hard?
gregbo
May. 27th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's broken. It hardly hurts now. Could've initially injured it while in bed, and aggravated it while singing.
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