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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I really hope it's not...

iThere are not many people in Bethel who have not had the swine flu. It has done it's rounds. And still is. Almost everyone I know has had it or has it currently. We had several days back a few weeks ago were our school absentee rate was over 20%. I only had 9 kids in my 2nd hour yesterday(usually have 22) because they are home with the flu. The only reason that I know that is because the sub took attendance. I was home sick too.

Yesterday morning I woke up with a raging headache. I felt nauseous. I was dizzy and lightheaded and my vision was blurry. I almost fell out of the shower. I took an ibuprofen and went to work thinking that my headache would subside and with it, my other symptoms. Well, my headache pretty much went away, but the rest didnt. Needless to say, I ended up getting things ready for the day, having a sub called in, and going home.

Today, I felt great all day. I had a mild headache, but that's not unusual...I have headaches all the time. Other than that, I felt good all day and had none of the problems that I had had the previous day. I was in a great mood all day and things were good. Until the last hour of the day that is. We had an assembly. There was loud, pounding, bass filled music. My headache came back in full force along with my nausea. I was sitting next to one of the other teachers whose child was in the first round of kids to get the flu. She told me, "I dont want to discourage you, but that's how his flu started too." After dinner tonight, I was exhausted and fell asleep on the couch for about 3 hours. I havent felt good since I woke up. I'm going to be so mad if I get the flu.


Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

Love the new look! And I was first to vote--yippee!! Sorry you're feeling under the weather, though. Hope it's better soon!

The swine flu raged through here a few weeks ago--we had 80 or so kids out every day for almost two weeks, but it seems to have settled down (knock on wood). I just hope I can get the vaccination before it swings back around.

KuskoMama said...

Another vote for "love the new look"!

I hope you are not getting the flu. People keep asking us if we're all still healthy (I guess since we have a family of 7?) and so far so good... I don't know what to think.

I'm glad you are able to recuperate at home and I hope this is a quick one for you.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are starting to feel better...we all have it. I had to take Alyssa to the hospital at 3 in the mornig a few days ago because she had such a high fever and i couldnt get it to break. I love the new look!!!