Mr. Bear deserves this after our weekend…
I get headaches… a lot. I get them so much that it seems abnormal when I don’t have one. I have been to a couple of doctors and they’ve all said different things – sinuses, hormones, or just a steady chain of headaches that needs to be broken – nothing serious or life threatening though. They are more of an inconvenience than something we should be worried about.
Friday marked day three of a headache that would not go away. It was so bad that NOTHING helped ease the pain (I pulled out all stops regarding medication). I decided I wasn’t going to let it ruin my night, it was Mr. Bear’s Company Christmas Party after all, and carried on like I didn’t feel as if someone was sitting on my head.
After a couple of glasses of wine and a big dinner, I started throwing up… violently. Not throwing up like I had drank too much, or throwing up like I ate something bad, throwing up like something was wrong. We went home and I fell asleep.
I woke up yesterday morning thinking I was okay… but it was just the calm before the storm. Fast forward to 1pm and we were leaving the Urgent Care and on our way to the ER. The doctor said I was severely dehydrated, my heart rate was out of control, and the vomiting was not going to stop. I couldn’t stand, my hands kept tingling, and my head felt like it was going to explode.
Four hours, three blood tests, some IV Fluids, anti-nausea medicine, and a CAT Scan later, the doctor sent me home with a prescription for nausea and a letter saying I needed to stay home and rest until Wednesday. My head still hurts, my chest is bruised from throwing up, my throat sore/raw, and my belly is bloated like I am carrying a boulder.
The thing is… I shouldn’t be complaining. I should be thankful and grateful that it was nothing serious, and just a migraine. I may get sick a lot and have a ton of issues regarding my head and tummy, but they aren’t things I can’t live with. It could be a lot worse – so I feel bad whenever I complain. I also feel bad when I have to miss work – my students need me.
The doctor wants me to stay home until Wednesday to rest my body, but my first graders are performing in the Holiday Show tomorrow and I DON’T want to miss it! I also have to finish my Christmas shopping and wrap all the goodies my parent and I have bought for my students.
I figure I can rest when the Bears go home to CT on Thursday evening, right? I really don’t know what to do though… that’s why I am asking… WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
brown eyed girl says
To be honest, I’m like you. I don’t like stopping until I have a planned rest day (like your trip home). But with the symptoms you had over the weekend and the doctor’s orders to stay put until Wednesday, I’d stay home. Write a letter to the kids and have a co-worker deliver it to them before their holiday show, that will let them know you’re thinking of them and will ease some of the guilt you feel for not being there. But your priority needs to be to take care of yourself, because if you’re not in good shape, you can’t teach them!
Get some rest & feel better soon!
Yikes! Do they have any idea as to what you might have? I hope you get well soon!
I agree-and I’m just like you, my right arm could be falling off & hanging on by a thread & I’d still be getting everything I needed done. Especially before the holiday I think you should take care of yourself. Is there any way that you can go to watch the holiday show & then leave after? I also like the sending a note idea. Feel better!!
Amanda Leigh says
Its sounds as though its juat as simple as you arent giving yourself enough fluids… I dont get migraines THAT often.. but when I do its caused by a mixture of things, too much sleep, not enough sleep, and severe dehydration. I have never had one so bad I had to go to the ER to get fluids back in me, but I have had them where I am throwing up. My guess is you took a turn for the worse when you were already dehydrated and then drank wine. Soooo because you dont think you can rest ( I wouldnt either, its the week before Christmas people, there is never enough time as it is!) I would just seriously keep some fluids in you and with you at all times. Drink so much water and gatorade that you are peeing every 30 minutes. If you still feel like poo during the day, just leave work. Dont work til you pass out. That wouldnt be good.
Katherine P says
I’d say suck it up and stop complaining and go watch those kids. You seem to be complaining a lot more these days.
I would seriously take it easy. Rest as much as you can. You don’t want to be sick over the Christmas holiday. I hope you feel better soon!
To Katherine P have you ever had a illness that was with you for over ten years. I know I have migraines and have had to miss work for days and lie in darkness. So unless you know what your talking you should keep your nasty comments to yourself. Odds are in your favor that you will find Coal in your stocking come Christmas morning Scrooge.
katherine p…not gonna lie…that was a little bit rude. forgive me for my response but i just have to say: have you ever heard the saying…if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all…? it’s particularly easy in blog world-don’t read her blog if you think she complains too much…i’m sure you won’t be missed. i’m also sure that her 1st graders all have better manners than you because their teacher is a sweetheart (who, incidentally, runs herself ragged to the point of frequent migraines) taught them better than that. mrs. bear-hang in there and i can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!
Love you! can’t even imagine having one kid around with a minor headache I might get once in a blue moon. Keep those kids dancing and making me cards 🙂 in the meantime get your fine self better!
I use to get migraines all the time and going to the chiropractor really helped me. Not sure if you have tried that or not. So sorry to hear all of this and hope you find some relief soon!
I’m so sorry you are had an awful weekend, Mrs. Bear. I’m sending many positive thoughts and hugs your way. I hate that someone could be so vain when commenting, but those individuals just don’t understand. Stay strong, and I hope that you are finding MUCH relief.
Little Miss Southern says
Katherine P sucks. I hope you feel better girl.
i hope you feel better beauty! and i agree, katherine p needs to find something better to do with her time!!!