Down for the Count

March came in like a lion, roaring loudly. I was at an event Saturday night and was overcome with nausea, aches, and chills. The Flu has hit. It had been making its way around the school and into my classroom. I would joke that a nice flu that would give me some days off would be great and that maybe I should lick the desks. But really, I was diligent about cleaning the desks and the janitor sprays some magic spray throughout the rooms every night. The joke was on me as those little stinkers got to me. While it was too soon to be positive on the test, the doctor diagnosed me, gave me tamiflu and sanctioned me to my house until Thursday. I came across this saying, “If you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick it for you.” I shared it with all my fellow teachers. We are so hesitant as teachers to take care of ourselves – it really is a process to be out for one day nevermind three, so we keep going and going. So sometimes your body just has to says STOP!

Published by darlallama

I am a 4th grade teacher, wife, and mother!

6 thoughts on “Down for the Count

  1. I hope you feel better soon. follow the doctor’s orders and rest, rest, rest.

    I love that saying: “If you don’t pick a day to relax, your body will pick it for you.”

    I have been teaching long enough to have accumulated more sick days than I need at present. I might need them someday, but for now, I am all in for a mental health day from time to time. I am taking one this Friday, so one doesn’t pick me.

    Wishing you better health soon.


  2. Particularly unfair to come down with it in the middle of the weekend! I like the quote– yes, my body has a way of letting me know when a rest is in order. Feel better and enjoy the days off. Hopefully you’re enough better to do that.


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