Thursday, September 16, 2010
I am convinced that if I were a kindergarten teacher, I would never work a day in my life. That would be because I would be on sick leave every day of my life. Here I am, teaching older children/young adults, and I still get sick at least once a quarter. Kids are walking germ factories.
Yesterday started the first round. It always starts with a sore throat. Uh oh, here it comes, I think. And indeed, the next day, I end up as I am now - with congestion, ears itching, teeth hurting, and sore throat.
I do take measures against it. I wash my hands a few times a day during the school day. I use purell when I can't get to the bathroom. Right now, I'm working on getting hydrated (which is a struggle since I hate drinking water). I generally keep a clean living environment.
Two questions come out of this. How do you get over these rather annoying bouts of illness? How do you prevent them to begin with?