So you are not going to believe this but I have been home on the coach since last Saturday with what seems to be some incarnation of the FLU!!!! All I can say is that you know you are sick when the coffee you love tastes like swamp water in the morning. The whole thing started with an irritation in my upper respiratory tract only to move on to a raging headache, body aches, chills and hot flashes, not to mention the worst cough on the planet! I went to the doctor on Monday. Luckily I had a previously scheduled yearly check up planned so I didn't have to scramble to get an appointment. Mind you I haven't been to a doctor in at least a year so I had to step on the dreaded scale! I was horrified by what I saw! According to the numbers on the scale I am in big trouble. Once I am well I am going to have to make a concerted effort to change my eating and exercise habits. I'm not looking forward to it but I have to so I can be healthy for my family. To add insult to injury I found out that I will need to schedule a colonoscopy within the next few months due to family history. YUCK!
I can't remember the last time I was out of work sick for an entire week. I feel like such a slacker even though I know I would not be able to teach effectively feeling the way I feel.
I have to say that the directors at school are very supportive. I just wish they had more people on staff to cover in such situations.
Hope all of you are staying healthy.