started feeling nasty sick at work today and had to leave. always feel guilty about taking sick time, but better than passing out or throwing up in front of students.
i agree-- it usually is. we happened to have an extra sub in the building already today (don't know how that happened, but it worked out ok for me.. i talked to her for about 10 minutes, showed her all my materials, and we were good to go). i would have, but i was feeling really woozy/dizzy, and literally didn't want to faint or something in front of the kids.I seldom took sick time after showing up in the morning, if I had managed to get to school in the first-place I tended to hang on thru the day.!! It was too much hassle to get things ready for a Sub.
Those days are long gone now... Hope you're feeling better.
My wife had a business meeting in Orlando when we were in our late 40's. I bought a ticket and we went down early for a mini vacation. We went to Disney and had a fun time. Her meeting started up and I stayed an extra day and then went home. In about a week or two I started feeling bad and one morning I woke up with red spots on my stomach. I went to the emergency ward and got the right this way immediate treatment when I told them I thought I had chicken pox. The Dr gave it one look and said oh yes you have chicken pox. He then said do you mind if I bring in a younger colleague as he has never seen it before. Sure go ahead. They were worried about me getting pneumonia from it as I guess it can settle in the lungs but other than the itching and nasuea I didn't have a problem. About two week later a friend was at another hospital and they were talking about the 49 year old in Exeter Hospital that had the chicken pox. Guess that was my 15 minutes of fame.When they were both in elementary school, they both got Chicken Pox. Well both my wife and I, to our knowledge had never had it. My wife caught it, and she was seriously ill for about 2 weeks.
I've had two flu shots in the past, and both gave me the worst cases of flu I'd ever had. No shots the last three years, and I've been fine except for a moderate case of pneumonia last year.Hope your feeling better ArgO! When I was sick in bed with a "cold" a few weeks ago, it was really the flu. I had a flu shot several days before and was beyond sick. Guess when I'm getting my next flu shot? I'm going to ask my Dr. about the shingles shot the next time I go.
thanks for the thoughts... and the thanks. i've never had what i do referred to as service quite that way, but it is when you stop and think about it. all teachers (that i know anyway- we certainly don't do it for the money ) go into their profession with high ideals and a sense of a public mission. public service does encompass the broad spectrum of military, law enforcement, emergency and education.Hope you start feeling better soon arg0. Being home sick is no fun at all. About 7 or 8 years ago I came down with West Nile, that was kinda spooky. It felt like the flu on steroids for about a week, then like a weird head cold for another week, not an enjoyable experience. Probably the sickest I've ever been, although the one time I had food poisoning was really violent and made me feel like I was half-dead.
On another note, thanks for your service as an educator. A very honorable and often under-appreciated profession.
That's why I like having my toilet next to the bath tub, just in case there's a need to evacuate from all the emergency exitsHope you are feeling better. There is nothing worse than the stomach flu IMHO. You feel like you are going to die and start to wonder if that is a bad thing.
I agree and thank you arg0naut22.In another note, thanks for your service as an educator. A very honorable and often under-appreciated profession.