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News at Home – 102.8
So sorry I just disappeared suddenly! Last Friday (the 15th) I was all ready to enjoy my long weekend and all of a sudden my throat started hurting. It was about 8pm. By 10pm I was curled up under the covers shivering and hurting all over. But Kikko said I was burning up. I tossed and turned all night, feeling horrible. The next morning I asked my mom to call my insurance hotline and figure out what urgent care centers were in-network, since I had no idea and I was feeling worse than I’ve felt in a long time. Long story short, I found an urgent care center close to home and – THANK GOODNESS! – they were not busy at all and saw me immediately. I couldn’t even fill out my own paperwork; I was too sick to read without feeling like I’d pass out. When they took my temperature it was 102.8! I was shocked – I can’t remember the last time I had a fever that bad.
Turns out I have Strep Throat – I say have, because I’m still on the medicine. It was funny because the doctor told me it would take about ten minutes to get the results from the test, but he came back just two minutes later saying it was an instant positive for strep throat. Which was what I had suspected, based on how swollen my throat was. You know how they say to look for white specks, because that’s Strep? My throat was so swollen my tonsils were basically touching each other and I couldn’t see anything (or breathe or swallow!).
Despite getting medicine immediately, I still had a fever over 102 most of Sunday. It wasn’t until Monday morning that I finally got under 100. And by the end of the day Monday I was back to regular temperature. Just in time to go back to work… GRR!!!
And then work this week was ROUGH! The kids were not in great form, not to mention that I was exhausted and weak most the week. But on top of that, my school is an IR2 school (Improvement Required, year 2), which means we’re under a lot of pressure. Well, the principal is a nice lady with poor management and communication skills basically. And this upcoming Tuesday – in 2 days – we’re getting this massive audit (for lack of a better term) and, because she has done a really poor job making sure we know what we’re supposed to have in our classrooms, we’re massively unprepared. The thing that really sucks is that she’s bitching us out for not having what we’re supposed to, when a lot of this is stuff I’ve never heard we needed until this past week. I’m trying to get my shit together so that I’m not THE reason we fail, but at the same time I have a hard time working too much when if she had just told me back in August I was supposed to have this shit I would have had it! I worked until 7pm Wednesday – Friday and then some Saturday and some today. Plus our TAs have been so busy, none of my copying got done so guess who’s paying for copies this weekend from FedEX? GRRR!!!!
Two positives did happen though. One, I FINALLY got some recognition for how hard I’ve been working and they moved me up two “phases” at work. Basically it’s like a continuous performance review and I moved up a couple levels. Yay! The other positive- which I can’t say a whole lot about – is that one of the kiddos in my class that I started evaluations for back in October because I’m like 95% certain he’s on the spectrum and in need of serious help is probably finally going to get placed where he needs to be in early February. So only a couple more weeks of him screaming and yelling most the day at the top of his lungs!! Yay!!!
I had intended to do a lot of blogging over the holiday weekend, but between being sick and all the extra work, instead of getting ahead I’m behind (AGAIN!). I’ll do my best to get back on track with my book of the year (from Erratic Project Junkie) results and some reviews the next couple weeks. Cross your fingers for me, I need it!
As you can imagine, sleep is really the only thing I’ve been doing well. But I don’t think exercise with a fever of 102.8 makes sense, right? And I haven’t been hungry until the last couple days. So we’ll see how this week goes.
Last Couple Weeks on the Blog
- [10 Jan] Sunday Post | Back to School!
- [11 Jan] 2015 Book of the Year | Bracket Reveal
- [12 Jan] Finishing the Series Reading Challenge Sign Up
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