Been a while since I have been on here. Getting busy!! That and I have been sick. Always around this time eh? Who else is sick?
I had what my doctor thought was Strep throat, but wound up being a virus. Next week, I was plagued by ‘the cold’. Now I have that lovely cough that you think is going away, and then you wind up in a cough fit where you nearly choke yourself because of the god awful grossness that is lingering in your throat. Ya, you know what I am talking about … mucous ew. I hate that word. I can honestly say that is the one word that makes me cringe.
Everyone is sick. I feel like everywhere I turn someone has something – pink eye, strep throat, cold, virus, flu, stomach ache, ear infection …. and lately Pneumonia (thank gosh for spell check I struggle with that word)
I work part time at a clinic – a rehab clinic, not a doctors clinic where sick patients come in hopes to be told how to get better. Healthy people come here with aches and pains to have rehab, massages, chiro – not be healed of Pneumonia.
This one dear lady who has rehab 3 times a week due to a car accident – thought it would be a lovely idea to bring her poor 3/4 year old girl who has pneumonia to her NOT NECESSARY rehab appointment. This poor girl is SCREAMING at the top of her lungs, coughing, snotting and spewing her very contagious pneumonia germs all over the place. She hadn’t started or had just started her antibiotics. Here I am – still getting over my illness, therefore my immune system isn’t at par – staring at this mother and child like they are the grim reaper. The physicians who were to be treating her were telling her she should really go home – but nope, mom knows best, and she sauntered into the therapy room to have her treatment.
I have never seen my colleagues and I run and sanitize the place so fast before the moment she left.
It’s hard to not spread your germs sometimes. You are most contagious for the first 2-4 days of being sick. And that does include the day or so before you show symptoms. Generally. The work place is hard. You have work to do and if every time you were a little sick you didn’t go to work – the headaches start. You want to go to work, to do your work and not get behind – and well it’s your job! But you don’t want to go to work, because you feel bad if you spread germs to others, and yes I do think “ew stay away from me please” to the people that are sick and I wish they would stay home and keep their germs to themselves. So where is that line as to when you should be at work, and when you should stay home? I know for one thing Pneumonia is hella far across that line. STAY HOME.
I hope I get rid of this annoying cough soon. It would be nice to enjoy time with family and friends and not have them wishing I wasn’t around because they don’t want to get sick. *sigh* and I hope that little girl gets better soon! Pneumonia is not something to joke about.
If anyone reading this is sick – I hope you get better soon!
Tis the season everyone! Stay healthy and enjoy!