Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Crud

I think I've broken some sort of record.

First, a cold ten days into school.

Now, a full blown ear infection, along with heavy congestion, lots of coughing and general misery.

We're barely six weeks in and I've been sick twice. This one is a kicker, however. It started Saturday afternoon with what I thought was one of my rare asthma attacks. I'd had wicked bad allergies all day, which isn't surprising as fall is always bad for me. However, by Sunday morning it was a steady cough. I haven't missed school, but I've pretty much come home, did supper, and hit the bed.

Only to cough nearly all night long.

Fortunately, one of the benefits we have as employees of the school district (county employees get it too) is on-site health care. It's free, if you're part of the insurance plan, and although there are no walk in's it isn't difficult to get an appointment at one of the six clinics across the school system. The one closest to me is right up the road at the high school we feed into. I have a standing Wednesday appointment to get my allergy shots, so today I went in, looked pathetic and walked out with prescriptions for plugged up heads, cough, and the ear infection.

I just want to feel better.

So, I'm going to bed.

5 comments:

Mrs. T said...

Oh no! Hope you feel lots better real soon!

Urban School Teacher said...

Get well soon!

The Bus Driver said...

WOW I feel your pain. I woke up Monday morning with allergy? congestion as well, but by Tuesday it blossomed into a sore throat that threatened strep throat. Called my doc too and on antibiotics as well! So early for this crud to start going around!!

Melissa B. said...

Mrs. B.: Sounds like you need a week off! I've heard of school systems that close their doors for a few days when the crud runs rampant. Perhaps you should take a page from that playbook and metaphorically "close your doors," too! BTW, don't forget our Silly Sunday Sweepstakes tomorrow. Come on by and Share the Caption Love!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I do hope that you've recovered by now. Getting sick at any time is no fun, but so early in the year? Double ugh!