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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Day After

I don't know what exactly was wrong with me yesterday -- whether it was a stomach virus, extremely bad morning sickness, or a foodbourne illness -- but for about half the day I couldn't keep anything down. Later in the day, I improved and felt better, but I never felt entirely good yesterday.

So I mostly slept all day, and then went to bed early last night, and I feel better today. I still don't feel great, but I feel much better than yesterday and I am at work.

For some reason, even when I know I have good reason to be at home sick, I still feel guilty for calling in sick and cancelling my classes. Plus, it makes for more work since I have to re-arrange class material to make up for the missed day, so I have a lot to do today to catch up.

**Update: Interestingly, I got about 4 emails from sick students yesterday who were emailing me to let me know they were ill and couldn't come to class, and I found out that two fellow faculty members were also out ill yesterday, so maybe it was some kind of bug afterall.

19 comments:

Shannon said...

Glad your feeling better, don't feel to guilty about calling in a sub-that's what their there for!

IKWYM, about switching class material around, what a pain.

Shannon said...

You will be so happy when you can say: "I've been vomit free since...[fill in the date]." Let's hope that date is soon... :)

Marcy said...

I'm glad you're feeling on the ups :-) Bummer on the workout load GAH!

Jamoosh said...

I refuse to buy any of that hoo ha! The youngster growing inside of you does not like Irish people. That is obviously why you felt like crapatola yesterday. I know, you are overwhelmed by my deductive reasoning.

Wes said...

Probably a bug, and being pregnant (and early into it) makes it worse! Glad you are feeling better :-)

Mrs. K said...

glad it was a quick bug...i am now lying here 'cause i twisted my ankle--poop

Steve Stenzel said...

Hope the upswing continues! Yeah, I always feel guilty laying in bed too, and then having to rearrange class things. It's hard on those CRAZY students that believe the syllabus is set in stone!!

Good luck!!

X-Country2 said...

Hopefully you keep feeling better. Stomach issues are the worst.

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes, be careful, there are sooo many "weird" bugs out there, glad you're feeling better.

Amanda said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better today.

Jess said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better today!

Marlene said...

Sounds like you must have picked up something that was going around. Glad to hear it was short-lived!

aron said...

glad you are feeling better today!! definitely sounds like some sort of bug :(

D10 said...

I hate calling in sick too because I feel guilty. Must have been a bug going around.

J~Mom said...

I totally remember the days where it was easier to go in to teach then call in sick. I hope you don't have too much make up work!

MCM Mama said...

Glad you are feeling better!

kelsalynn said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Crystal said...

The sick bug is going around my work, too. I am trying to ward it off like the plague. Maybe some caution tape, bubble wrap and a big can of Lysol will do the trick.

Laurel said...

It's weird, there is some random stomach virus going around here too. We haven't gotten it yet, but I know a few people who have. Glad you survived.