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.