I really wanted to call in sick today, but couldn't because I'm the only teacher on my team who's not at the IB training today. I really wanted to stay in bed and sleep, but I rolled myself out for the kids and dragged myself to work. So, I went to minute clinic at CVS yesterday and was told I have viral bronchitis. For $15 I was told that nothing besides some strong cough medicine could help. For $5 I got the strong cough medicine with codeine. I am literally sick and extremely tired and I have decided that I really need to count my blessing since my head feels like it's gonna explode.
I am blessed to have insurance.
I am blessed to have the resources to buy medicine.
I am blessed to be needed at work and not easily replaceable.
I am blessed to have teaching tools like videos that allow me to snooze in some of my classes (lol).
I am blessed to know that I will heal and this to shall pass.
Last year at this time I had Pertussis aka whooping cough. Please remember to get your kids their vaccines. I know that some people are against this, but remember that not only can your child get sick, their peers and teachers are exposed to preventable diseases like Pertussis.
It's the Christmas season and remember to take a moment to take care for yourself. I think I will be calling in sick tomorrow if my cough doesn't get better. At this point I will simply take my head not hurting and several moments without coughing, but I know no matter what I am blessed. Until next time...