I know I will feel better, eventually. And I hope to feel better by early evening because I have a dinner with friends. But what a way to start that first glorious day of freedom.
At least I don't have to worry about calling in sick, especially since it's the day before a holiday (big no no in my previous working life). I can recuperate like a normal person and not worry about if I can work before my "3 days in a row of sick leave and you need a doctors note" is up. And I don't have to feel silly asking the doctor for a note if I do go and see him.
So I am going to sit back, relax and sip chicken soup today... I'm retired!