Have you ever been sick and thought, “If I go to the doctor they will just say it is a virus.” That has been me for the last week. I had what I thought was just a super stinkin’ cold. I would go to work, come home, and go to bed. I did manage a few hours at the theatre for opening weekendof our mainstage production, Schoolhouse Rocks!
Yet I was too tired to read, knit, cook, spend any quality time with anyone. So I slept. I went to bed at 6:30 Sunday night. Did I ever think about calling in sick? No. I have a sub for Thursday already planned for a meeting that I must attend. I didn’t want two subs in a week. Besides, it was only a cold.
Finally last night I went to the doctor. Her first words? “Well, it isn’t quite pneumonia yet.” Apparently my “cold” is really a hidden case of bronchitis and an obvious case of sinusitis. They are kicking my butt. However did I stay home today? No. I’m a sucker for punishment. Truly I have had three parent meetings in the last two days and one was an IEP meeting. Those are hard to reschedule.
I am not the only person that pushes herself too hard. Do you find yourself doing this? I’m making a new policy to take better care of myself. I need to listen more carefully to my body. Of course, that would take slowing down and …. well we know how well I do that.