If you ever ask yourself, "Who gets strep throat in August?" just picture me, jumping up and down, waving my arms. Actually, right now, I'd just be feebly waving at you from the couch.
Oh, what a week. I started feeling under the weather last weekend, actually, but I chalked it up to allergies. As the week progressed, I'd wake up feeling a little off in the mornings, take a cold and sinus pill, then feel better in an hour or two. I was also running a low-grade fever, but that went away easily, too. Until Thursday morning, when I woke up with very swollen glands and a pretty sore throat. I had Open House Thursday evening (and what fun that was. "Hi Parents! I'm super sick and feverish, don't stand too close!"), so there was no way I could go to the doctor after work that night. Friday morning, I woke up with glands so swollen that they were visible from the outside. Nice! I was also soaked in sweat and felt like I had a higher fever (I didn't take my temperature, because my stomach felt loopy, and I knew this would be a surefire way to gag myself). If it had been any other Friday, I would've called off work, but it was the third day of school! I didn't even have seating charts made. I somehow made it through the day, beginning essays with the kids, and then went to the doctor. When I got there, the nurse took my temperature and said, "Wow. 102.2!" My normal body temp hovers around 97.2, so 102 is about two steps away from BURSTING INTO FLAMES for me. The doctor came in, took a 2 second look at my tonsils, and said, Strep! She also said WHOA when she touched my back and felt how hot I was.
So here I am, sicky sick and missing out on a lot of fun. I'm missing Shane's cousin's wedding, and I'm missing out on our plans to see Jim Gaffigan tonight. I told Shane to still go and have a good time, of course, but I've been looking forward to this for months! Luckily, we found someone to take my ticket, but still. Strep throat is no fun! I'm also going to take Monday off, because my poor little body is hurting, and I don't feel a bit better this afternoon. I'm still running a fever, and it's the sort of fever where sweat just rolls off your body. So, yes, I feel like the world's biggest slacker for missing the FOURTH day of school, but what can you do?
Teaching-wise, I like my kids, but let's be honest, I felt like I was teaching drunk this week (rather, I felt like I was drunk. I obviously have no idea what teaching drunk would be like, lest you think THAT), so they could have lit the room on fire, and I wouldn't have noticed. I'm not a huge fan of our schedule this year. It is very different from last year, but we'll get used to it. I love my team, though! We're having a lot of fun.
Let's hope that by next week, I am all healed, and I can dust the cobwebs off of my poor, neglected blog. I've missed you, bloggers!