Christine, Wondering

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Monday, February 25, 2008

My first day off

I've just had my first ever sick day from school :-(

I was at S's in Perth yesterday, just getting ready to head home at about 2pm, when in the middle of laughing I suddenly couldn't breathe. Yay, asthma attack. I had to take ventolin several times before I was past the danger point, but by that time it had sent my heart rate up and started my muscles twitching and shaking, and that plus all the coughing left me as weak as a newborn kitten. It went on for hours and hours - me sitting quietly then getting up to see if I was well yet and finding out that I wasn't - and finally at about 8pm it became clear that there was no way in hell I was going to be able to make the 2 hour drive home that night, and unlikely that I'd make the drive in time to teach today. So I phoned the principal and explained the situation. She was very sympathetic, and was grateful that I could email stuff to her (I had my USB drive with me so I just zapped through all of my plans for the day).

It took until 5pm this afternoon for me to feel capable of driving home, and even then I had to stop for ventolin halfway here. UGH! My lungs are weak and burny and breathing feels horrible, but at least I'm home and I should be able to teach tomorrow with any luck.

I'd better make a doctor's appointment, though - my lungs have been seriously dodgy for the last three weeks and I don't like it at all.


Ugg. That just blows. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well. ((hugs)) Hope you're able to get to the doctor soon.

~ Arcadia
Very scary. Ack, I can handle pain, but anything to do with breathing puts me in a tizzy.

I hope you feel better soon.

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