I am not back to 100%… nor am I back to 75%… but I HAVE to go to school today. Not only do my kids need me to teach them some things before their testing this week, but I also have to finish up a little research project I did with some students. Oooo and I can’t forget my night class – attendance is mandatory!
Today I have to suck it up and do my job. I must channel my inner Super Teacher.
I have to be the best teacher I can be, irregardless of my health. I know I have bronchitis, but the flu might have also been there. The past four days I felt worse than I did the week of my wedding – and I felt reaaaaalllyy bad that week. If I was getting married this past weekend, I can’t imagine how I would have been able to get myself off the couch.
I know I am being a whiny baby – but everyone has warned me that first year teachers catch everything. Since I started, I have had my headaches, sniffles, and tummy rumblings – but this was the worst. The saddest part = it’s not over. Flu season hasn’t even hit where I live and where I teach. Hopefully, since I may have just had it, I won’t catch the little devil bug once it comes around.
I take my vitamins, drink Emergen-C, keep my room clean/sanitized, and have taught my students to use a tissue, not a sleeve. How can I fight the germies?!
I’m sorry you are feeling so bad 🙁 I wish I could give you one of my vacation days so you can stay home and get to feeling better!
Amanda Leigh says
Ive been suffering the same thing too!.. def not the flu though, just a cold, which led to a sinus infection, which led to bronchitis… Yet.. I have to be at work as well. My reports arent going to fill themselves out!!
I think its just some nasty bug going around… hopefully this will be the end of it for us. I had the flu last New Years… and spending the beginning of 2010 on the toilet with a trashcan in hand wasnt my ideal celebration.
Im so OVER being sick.
Mrs. G says
Ugh…I’m sorry! I definitely remember those days and unfortunately, there isn’t much more you can do. Like you said…you just have to “suck it up” and know that within a few years it’ll be much better!
Hope you feel better soon!!!
Good luck in class I can only imagine how much energy you need with all those kiddies!!
oh hun 🙁 sorry to hear you are not feeling well. good for you for sucking up it although i’m sure it’s not easy. hopefully your day is going super quick!!
You poor thing. I am a nurse and I used to work in pediatrics. I got strep 9 times my first year of work from all those little buggers! The second year was only once, so hang in there!
Hey sweetie!!! Im back after my blogging break! ive missed you! I feel so bad that youve been so sick:( Ive been there… the first year is the worst!!! Unfortunately there is not much you can do…hang in there…take lots of vitamin C and AIRBORNE!!!
Okay, I am finally catching up on my blogging so I apologize that this is so late!
My husband swears by Airborne. Anytime he starts feeling the slightest bit under the weather he starts popping Airborne religiously. He honestly hasn’t been sick in a couple years so I guess it must work (or he has a super immune system).
Hope you feel better!