An update for those who don’t check Facebook.
I’ve been sick since Monday. Today I actually had to cancel class, and I really need to go to the doctor today. While my fever has general been minor (4 degrees above normal), my sore throat has persisted much longer than usual, and my earache is really bugging me.The headache comes and goes, and a dry cough started on Wednesday (which aggravates my throat further).
I have a paper due today (“no exceptions”) so I am really hoping I can trudge my way through it and then head to the doctor. Whether it is fortunate or unfortunate, I felt so miserable that my body woke me up shortly after 4am, and so I will try to get some work done, now that I’ve officially cancelled class. I really did not want to cancel, but the 1.5-hour commute each way plus 2.5 hours of lecture sounds like torture. (If I can’t swallow, how long can I speak?) And it’s irresponsible to expose the students.
Heck, I don’t even want to take the train to the doctor, but I have no choice at this point. Rest, meds, oj, etc. has not helped one bit in over four days.
As for the origin, I was exposed to grad students that came to school sick, and then bitched about it the whole time. I do not want to inflict that upon others.