For a few days now I have been feeling under the weather. I already had a cold sore last week which indicated my immune system wasn’t working all that well. However, nothing too major was going on. On Wednesday though I woke up with an itchy feeling in my throat and throughout the day, while teaching, I started to lose my voice. I don’t have a sore throat, I don’t have a cold, so when I woke up yesterday morning still sounding like a female Tom Waits I decided to call my doctor.
Apparently I have infected vocal chords. While I’m writing this, I have spend most of the day on the couch, barely speaking and I’ve only started to feel worse. So by now I don’t even know what it is anymore. My doctor did mention that I would probably start to feel very tired, which is my main problem right now, apart from my voice, which after a day of rest hasn’t gotten any better.
The only thing I can do is rest, drink tea and eat cough drops as that is all that works. The worst part is that, as a teacher, I need my voice to earn my living. So I’m hoping it will be over soon. I am going to work today, but I have cancelled my classes as I don’t feel sick sick. I’m just going in to see how things go. If things don’t work out I will just leave early and probably won’t be able to work at the open day on Saturday.
So that’s a quick update. If there aren’t too many posts on here for the next few days you will know I’m still recovering. I hope everyone else is keeping well and I hope your weekends will be swell!