I’ve been down for the count these past couple of days with a nasty flu. The aches, the pains, the headaches, and worst of all, my stomach has been nauseous and in knots. Every time I think I’m feeling a bit better and I eat something like soup, I pay for it about 20 minutes later. Not fun. Not fun at all.
The most ironic part of this is that I just got the flu shot 2 weekends ago. I think this current strain must be something that wasn’t covered with the inoculation. Last year when I got the flu shot, I had no ill effects, and I don’t think this current blight is due to the shot; it’s just an unfortunate occurrence. I know some people are adamantly opposed to getting the flu shot, but I’m not one of them. I’ll definitely get it again next year. Since I’m a teacher and I’m exposed to so many different germs, it’s important for me to get as much protection as I can. And it usually works – I haven’t been this sick in years.
Now to the “disappointed” part of the blog post’s title. Remember a month ago when I mentioned that I’d been invited to go to LA to attend the Love Your Body Day? I was most excited about attending the Adora OM VIP Luncheon that I’d been invited to. Well, now that I’ve been sick so sick and already missed two days of work this week, I really can’t miss another day on Monday. I have plenty of sick days, but I don’t want to miss that much school in such a short period of time. Plus, I’m still feeling pretty ill and I don’t want to drive by myself all that way (6 hours) and then be in a strange city and feel sick. It just wouldn’t be fun. I wouldn’t get as much out of the events if I’m feeling miserable. I’m so disappointed to miss the event, though. It seemed like such a great opportunity, and I was really looking forward to it. Plus, I was going to get to meet Heidi in person.
But I do think that the wisest thing for me to do is to stay home and really recover. Because even though I’m returning to work Thursday and Friday, I’m not truly feeling back to my old self. I think I need the weekend to rest and replenish. Plus, I can use the $140 I’m saving on the hotel to put away for Christmas gifts. And maybe just a bit of it will go towards a nice pedi for me this weekend.