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Won't be back at work until Monday

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I woke up this morning and felt like hell. My nose wasn't blocked, which was a plus, but my head and throat hurt. A quick conversation with my boyfriend told me that there was no way I should be talking. My voice is croaky and if I talk I cough. Yuck. I sent a text to my boss (we are very casual) asking if he could ask my reliever to stay on for the rest of the week and I'd see him on Monday. There is no way I can teach like this, so I'm not even going to try. I feel back being out of the class so much, but there really isn't anything I can do about it. I just needed to drop off a USB stick with this terms reports on them and I was fine to take the rest of the week off. Thank goodness for kind admin ladies, who volunteered to print out my reports, forge my signature, stuff them into named envelopes and send them off home with my kiddos. They are all owed chocolate.

Now I just have a few things to do for next week. My planning can just roll over, so that makes things easier. I need to design the post tests for topic and maths, so I can see if I have actually taught them anything this term. AND I have a cool idea for my homework doers. Last term the kids all did their homework, so I threw them a homework party on the last day of school. This term some have decided not to do homework, so I have another idea. I got some mini packets of smarties chocolates and I'm going to give the homework kids a certificate and a packet of smarties as their 'reward'. I don't usually reward with chocolate, but I figure once in a while won't kill them, and it is certainly no worse than what is in their lunchboxes.

But right now I am going to rest and nap :)

  
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DRAGONCHILDE 6/20/2012 6:38PM

    Resting is good. Take care of yourself.

Also? I'm a little horrified that candy isn't worse than what's in their lunchboxes... am I the only mom that sends fresh veggies and healthy stuff?

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OPALMOON 6/20/2012 9:59AM

    Look after yourself and I hope you feel better soon!

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COLETTEISGREAT 6/20/2012 5:51AM

    Rest & Nap is a great idea! emoticon

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JSTETSER 6/20/2012 5:42AM

    Does your school go year round? Where do you teach?
I teach in Hillsboro, NH.
I have a few weeks off before I start in with the ESY Program.
(extended School Year)

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Won't be back at work until Monday

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I woke up this morning and felt like hell. My nose wasn't blocked, which was a plus, but my head and throat hurt. A quick conversation with my boyfriend told me that there was no way I should be talking. My voice is croaky and if I talk I cough. Yuck. I sent a text to my boss (we are very casual) asking if he could ask my reliever to stay on for the rest of the week and I'd see him on Monday. There is no way I can teach like this, so I'm not even going to try. I feel back being out of the class so much, but there really isn't anything I can do about it. I just needed to drop off a USB stick with this terms reports on them and I was fine to take the rest of the week off. Thank goodness for kind admin ladies, who volunteered to print out my reports, forge my signature, stuff them into named envelopes and send them off home with my kiddos. They are all owed chocolate.

Now I just have a few things to do for next week. My planning can just roll over, so that makes things easier. I need to design the post tests for topic and maths, so I can see if I have actually taught them anything this term. AND I have a cool idea for my homework doers. Last term the kids all did their homework, so I threw them a homework party on the last day of school. This term some have decided not to do homework, so I have another idea. I got some mini packets of smarties chocolates and I'm going to give the homework kids a certificate and a packet of smarties as their 'reward'. I don't usually reward with chocolate, but I figure once in a while won't kill them, and it is certainly no worse than what is in their lunchboxes.

But right now I am going to rest and nap :)

  


And the doctor said...

Monday, June 18, 2012

More time off work, more medication. Ick. I have inflamed lungs (asthmatic + sick) so am on steroids for 10 days, plus some super fun cough syrup that has a warning not to operate heavy machinery. I have a note for the rest of the week off work, but permission to go back sooner if I am up to it. No working out, obviously, not that I want to at the moment.

So, thats me!

  
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SUGARSMOM2 6/19/2012 9:50AM

  ok . now you have to listen to the doctor !!. lay back and rest and do as he says . We want you well and up as soon as you can . Do not rush . You might end up right back where it started . so take your time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLETTEISGREAT 6/19/2012 9:09AM

    Get lots of emoticon, drink your water emoticon, and take extra-special care of yourself! Remember your SparkFriends want you to be healthy! emoticon

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AHTRAP 6/18/2012 6:47PM

    Hope you feel better soon...and here's to the patience to wait until you've actually recovered before trying to get back into the groove! Sucks to have to wait it out, but as you've already noticed...

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PARASELENIC 6/18/2012 12:02PM

    So sorry to hear you are ill! It sucks that your time off has to be eaten by a bug! Get better soon!

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TWINSMOMMY607 6/18/2012 11:49AM

    Feel better! I was super sick the first two years I taught.

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OPALMOON 6/18/2012 9:49AM

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JSTETSER 6/18/2012 8:51AM

    Treat yourself good while you're recovering. Get some good supplements, and get your rest. Get out for short walks.
Soon enough, you will feel good again.

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HEAT7918 6/18/2012 6:09AM

    Hope you get better soon - it's nice that you get a lot of sick time at work even though I understand why you don't want to use it.

You've been doing so great with your workouts that I completely get why you would try to work out a little when you felt better. Take care!

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BEANIES_MOM 6/18/2012 5:53AM

    Rest up and I hope you feel better soon!!!

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BUBBLEJ1 6/18/2012 3:01AM

    To be fair, Kris, I was feeling better on Saturday and tried a short 25 minute workout, stopping once I felt sick. You are making me feel like an idiot, which I know is not your intention, but still, it is how you are coming across.

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/18/2012 2:26AM

    GOOD - GLAD you got some common sense instilled into you (but sorry you have to go through the sickness:-(

Take care and get well soon.
Kris xx

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Sick day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I am extremely lucky that as a beginning teacher in NZ I get a tonne of sick days, because at this rate I am going to use them all!I am also very lucky that my school is very supportive and understands that I need these sick days. In fact, because I come in sick so often they know that when I call in sick I am really sick. Yesterday I was useless and spent the whole day in bed napping. I didn't even have the energy to do some work on my laptop, that is how drained I was. I called a reliever and asked if they would be able to cover me today, since I didn't think I'd be well enough to come to work. I am glad I did, because I woke up this morning still feeling sick. I'm going back to the doctors this afternoon, just to check I haven't got a secondary infection or anything. I am never sick for this long. I'm usually sick for a couple of days and we are quickly approaching 2 weeks with this one. I have heaps of sick days left, but I can't afford to be out of my classroom for much longer.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 6/18/2012 1:19AM

    Hope you get better soon; let us know what the doctor says.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 11:09PM

    Look after yourself and do whatever you need to get better! Even if that means more rest, sometimes the only thing to do is give in and let your body recover. Take care - sending healing vibes your way!

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The problem with being sick

Saturday, June 16, 2012

For good or for bad, I exercise more so I can eat more. Basically, when I am burning 1200 calories through cardio PLUS 2-3 strength sessions a week I can pretty much just watch what I eat and still lose weight. A week ago I was hit with an awful cold and was unable to workout. I'm still sick, actually, and I feel rotten today. Yesterday I got to the gym for a short workout, but it made me feel worse, not better. The problem with all this is, I haven't been cutting my calories to account for the lack of exercise, so I am putting on weight! Only 1-2 pounds at the moment, but it is still disheartening. And I am consistently up, so I don't think this is a fluctuation. Argh.

So, until I am back to exercising again I'll just have to cut my calories to 1200. I AM sedentary, so it makes sense. Since I still feel awful I have no idea how long it will be until I am back to exercising.

I hate this. I actually like exercising, so I feel like a useless lump right now.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 6/18/2012 1:26AM

    Keep drinking water emoticon, tea emoticon and soup!
Get better soon!

(and give the workouts a rest while you're recovering... some casual walking is fine, but that's about it).

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CATLADY52 6/17/2012 4:47PM

    I agree with Kris. It is bad to be sick but it's downright miserable to have it linger on because your body can't fight it off properly. Don't worry about your weight til you a all over whatever you have.

Nancy

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 6/17/2012 4:14AM

    Yeah what Kris said it could be fluid or anything, rest up - your body will thank you for it :)

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PARKERB2 6/16/2012 7:55PM

    Don't beat yourself up too much. Maybe you did need a rest for just a bit. Have a great night.

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/16/2012 7:41PM

    Hey girl - give your body a break!!! My Dr said "When you are feeling sick, forget about trying to lose weight!!!" He told me that my body needed the energy to fight the illness. NOW, what is this about going to the gym while you are still feeling unwell???? NOT a good idea!!! FORGET about the weight-gain, there are heaps of reasons for it, and in the short time you have been sick, you would have to have overeaten BIG time contstantly to put that weight on - odds are that it is totally unrelated to food and more to do with monthly cycle, or retaining fluid, or whether you been to the loo properly, or...... - too many variables! I wouldn't be too keen on cutting the calories back to 1200 either - as said, your body needs energy to fight the illness, otherwise that might just linger on a lot longer!

Kris

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