Monday, 10 December 2018
I'm getting really fed up with this now 😷 I'm now into my 4th week of this lurgy!! I really thought a weekend of rest and taking the meds would have me back up on my feet. But no. I've called in sick again today.
Fortunately it's my non contact day so I'm not inconveniencing my poor colleagues too much. The Deputy Head took my class for the first 90 minutes and half of that was assembly! Then the RCCT teacher took over. But it does mean my planning/marking/assessments will be behind. Ah well, looks like I'll be busy during the holidays.
So, I'm trying to be positive and am thinking about what I've learned from this. And hopefully next time I'll bounce back quicker.
1. I should have gone to the doctor sooner. I know that when I get a rotten cold I get infected sinuses so should get the antibiotics sooner. Over the counter medicines, honey and lemon drinks and steaming with menthol doesn't work on a bacterial infection.
2. I know that if I get a second cold sore I should get the antiviral tablets quickly to halt the spread.
3. I need to take time off work sooner and not keep dragging myself in. I've made myself sicker by pushing my body too hard.
4. I need to stop feeling guilty about taking time off.
No 4 is the hardest one, I really need to work on that one.