Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Being sick is no fun

For the last week or so, I have started to feel a little fatigued. Nothing too bad, just noticed I was a little more tired then usual. So, I think it's nothing. Well, yesterday, at work, I start to get a very scratchy throat. It really bugs me by the end of school. Later in the evening, I started to feel REALLY sick! Achy body, very fatigued,my scratchy throat was getting worse. I took some thera-flu and went to bed at 7:30, fully expecting to sleep it off and wake up and go to work the next day. I wake up this morning at 5:30 and I still feel terrible and I pratically have no voice! I sound like a frog!

If I want to get a sub and call in sick, I have to call the sub-finder system by 6 am. So, I knew they would just send me home, so I called in. I go to the doctors today, and not only do I have just one sickness....I HAVE TWO!! I have a sinus infection and bronchitis!! And if I didn't go in when I did, I could have had pneumonia within a few days! AHHH!! I hate being sick. I hate missing work....I really do. The only thing that annoys me about is the reason I'm always sick. As you can imagine, working with special needs children, there is constant sneezing, coughing and non-hand washing going on. We are always trying to teach good hygiene, but sometimes it's just not enough and I'm usually the one who gets sick at work. I am always washing my hands and using anti-bacterial.But I think my immune system is a little weaker then others I work with. The worst thing is that parents send their kids to school sick. If you are a parent with sick kids.....please PLEASE keep them at home. I know it's hard if you have work, but this is OUR job and we lose our sick time and if no sick leave is left, then we don't get paid for those days. It's so frustrating when you have to pull teeth to have a parent come get their child when they have thrown up, or have pink eye. Anyways, I'll be home the rest of the week. So, I'll probably be posting some more!


Olia said...

Poor Sierra! You always get it worse of all! I hope you'll get better soon enough. I saw somewhere on Internet that school teacher job and any job related to that is the germiest job of all even compare to sewage plant worker!

The Tomlinsons said...

Oh, that is no fun. We have all been really sick at our home also. Well that is but Rob. He somehow skipped the sickness. I hope you feel better!!!