About Me

Hi, my name is Angela and welcome to my blog. This is a place where I write about my life in an honest and open way.

I am 36 years old, single, and a Christian. God gave me a heart to work with children and so I spend my day teaching kindergarten. It is my fourth year teaching and although it is hard I love it. I currently go to a college for my BA in Elementary Education which keeps me busy. Between work and school there is not much time left but I enjoy serving and helping others, watching netflix, or reading a good book.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pink Eye

That's right I now have pink eye. It actually started on Wed but something had also gotten in my eye to irritate it so I didn't think it was actual pink eye. Anyways, I woke up today and my other eye was shut, it had spread. I quick called in sick and ran out to a dr. Alright not a dr, don't have ins went to one of the new Walgreens Clinic's. It cost $65 to get a prescription for the antibacterial eye drops I needed. They say i shouldn't be contagious 24 hrs after I start so I should be able to go to work tomorrow. I still have this stupid cold and I have been taking Advil cold and sinus so long my body is building and immunity to it. I slept several hours today and plan to go back to bed again soon. I am trying to make sure I hit all of my "every 4 hr" for my drops because although I could really use the pay I don't want to get anyone else sick tomorrow. I actually didn't know that pink eye could start by my cold spreading to my eyes. That is interesting to know. I am tired of being sick and just want my nose to stop running. The nurse practitioner at the walgreens had prescribed some nasal decongestant but when I went to buy it with no ins it was $117, there was no way I was buying that. That is crazy! She also told me to try benadryl to dry up my nose, I was like this isn't allergies and she said it would work anyways, it totally didn't . So I am glad I picked up more of the advil at the same time.

I have been eating fairly good everyday. But I am still not sure about exercising while I am sick. I have read that as long as you don't have a fever you can do cardio just not weight training. But I have been sick since last saturday and I don't want to do anything that might drag this out any longer than it already has. It is so frustrating!!! And now my eye's are like itchy, not really bad so I can withstand touching them but it is a little annoying. I still just hope that I didn't spread pink eye all over the school on wed when I didn't realize I had it. I wash my hands a lot due to my cold so maybe that will help. I know kids get sick, these things go around. But I always feel so guilty, I hate feeling so guilty all the time. :(

1 comment:

  1. Oh sure, worry about the kids at your work but not about the people in your house. ;) I'm totally teasing you. I do hope you feel better soon though!

    Also, everything I was ever taught or read said that light exercise can help you get over illnesses quicker. But if you are getting different info or aren't feeling up to it, don't feel bad about letting yourself heal.