The new building syndrome
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I have worked at the same company for over 22 years now. Our company owned 2 buildings and the last few years we also leased a building to accommodate all our employees. As of April of last year we have all been in 1 brand new building. You would think this would be a good thing.
I'm sure it is good for many, but I have asthma (which is pretty well maintained) and over the last year I have had 5 bouts of bronchitis. Today I went to the doctor with my last bout. He said that there is such a thing as new building syndrome. I have been feeling like it was the building because this is very unusual for me to be this sick. Prior to this I don't remember the last time I had it. Has anyone ever heard of new building syndrome before? I'm too young to retire and too old to get a new job (in my local area there aren't many jobs).
I am a bit bedridden at the moment with little to no strength, but I did make myself eat a good breakfast, a good lunch and hopefully my husband will make my dinner tonight. I also did some exercise first thing this morning before I took my 2 1/2 hr. nap.
I have the urge to eat poorly and I'm not sure why my sickness is making me feel this way, but I will win this battle. I may have to skip my next cardio, but hopefully by then my antibiotics will have kicked in enough for me to get a little workout in.