Sunday, January 31, 2010

Best Laid Plans

People say the universe has a sense of humor. I am sure it does, although at the time it seems to have the sense of humor similar to a bully.

I am concerned that I might not be able to be a teacher. I am not sure I have an immune system that can handle being a teacher. My mom is diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases, both that have a tendency to run in families, especially women. I am now realizing, maybe I have at least one of these.

I have only spent one week in the school environment. I have been sick all week, including a fever, congestion, headaches, etc. I thought the weekend would be nice and slow, so I would have time to heal. I missed a teaching workshop on Saturday because I didn't get any sleep due to coughing all night and I woke up with pink-eye in my right eye. May I say I have NEVER had pink-eye before this in my whole entire life. My sisters use to get it all the time in school, but never once did I get it before. I was very diligent yesterday about not touching my eyes, as to not infect the other eye. I washed my hands more than usually, I even stooped to using anti-bacterial soap, which I think is evil incarnate. My fever came back last night, but only a little fever of 100. Then this morning I woke up with not only pink-eye in my left eye, but a huge cold sore on my lip. Needless to say, no going into work today either.

Seriously, what the heck?!?!?!?!?

I know it's only been a week, so I shouldn't jump to conclusions. But on the other hand, it's only been a week! I've had a fever twice, I have pink-eye in both eyes, I have a huge cold sore, and I have had some kind of lung cold. Someone is either trying to give me a sign, see how much I can endure, or is playing a mean trick on me.

I usually try to keep an optimistic look, but this is becoming ridiculous. I have already considered the fact that I may not have the immune system to teach. I may just have to take my fine arts degree and move out into the world.

Oh well, I will go to the doctor tomorrow morning.


  1. On the other hand, with some luck, once you get exposed to all the germs and fight them off, your immune system will cope a little better.

    That's how it's supposed to work, anyway.

    Hugs. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. It does seem that the universe generally tends to be more bullying than humorous. Though I have to say, spending all day with a bunch of little kids is enough to give anyone's immune system a run for its money. Hope it's nothing more serious than a run in with a bunch of cute little germ factories!

  3. Sending get well vibes your way!

  4. Hang in there and don't give up on your teaching aspirations yet. Happy hopes for a better week!

  5. Don't give up just yet. The wonderful thing about the immune system is it builds up a tolerance. You just threw your body into the world where there is the most germs, school, with dirty little kids! Give it time to get used to it! Hope you feel better soon! Take airborne :)

  6. You need to rest and learn to take things one day at a time and do your best not to stress, Mom's orders !!!!