Last Wednesday, I woke up with a terrible cough and a missing voice. Like gone. Aside from a bit of squeaking, there was nothing!
Thank goodness I am in an inclusion classroom with another teacher and four teaching assistants to be my voice!
I pushed through with my week with an arsenal of medicine and hot tea. I was exhausted but I thought it was the normal "back to school" exhaustion. The coughing kept getting worse and starting impact my sleep and my focus during the day.
Finally, 9 days later I decided to go do the doctor. It was supposed to be a quick morning appointment so I could get a stronger cough medicine before heading to work. Instead, I got this:
Coxsackie?!? Really?!? That one threw me for a loop!
So, I went to work and got sub plans organized before giving in to the fact that I was really, truly, actually sick. Once I got home, I crashed. Almost 5 hours later, I woke up to get the kids from the babysitter and bring them to gymnastics.
I took Friday off as well and it really helped me with my recovery. I think the medicine is kicking in!
This morning, I went apple picking and took a relaxing stroll in a creek with my family. It was exactly what I needed to fully recover!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be healthy!