Monday, April 8, 2013

The Weekend Express...all aboard!

It's time for the Weekend Express...all aboard!   Yep, I'm teaching another crazy 3 weekend course.  We go for 4 hours on Friday night, 8 hours on Saturday, and 5 hours on Sunday afternoon.  It's called an express class, which makes me think of a train.  Express trains are all well and good, unless your train has mechanical problems, and my train (me) was experiencing a bit of a mechanical issue this past weekend.

It all started on Monday night.  My throat started to burn.  Instantly.  Like the flipping of a switch.  I knew it was Spring rearing her ugly head.  She tries to kill me every April.  On Tuesday morning, I made an appointment at the doctor for later in the day.  I went to the doctor and explained that I felt a real allergy attack coming on and that I wanted preventative medicine because I had to have a voice to teach all weekend.  He said, "Preventative medicine?" and looked at me like I was cookoo for cocoa puffs.  He said "let's check you out".  He proceeded to look up my nose, in my ears and down my throat and said, "I'm not giving you preventative medicine because you actually need medicine."

I got a shot. A z-pack.  A steroid pack.  And nose spray.  I seemed to in fact have an allergy problem.  That was now a throat problem.  A sinus problem.  And an infection in both ears problem.  In short, I apparently have no gauge for whether I am sick!  I knew I had been really tired over Easter weekend, but I thought it was because I had been working hard getting everything ready for the weekend express class to start.

I'm not sure the medicine really helped.  Maybe it has.  Maybe I would have been super sick had I not had it.  But I sure wasn't 100% for my first weekend of express class. 

So I've been AWOL from the blog for a bit because I've been prepping for this 3 week marathon.  I may be sporadically posting over the next 3 weeks because I'm in the eye of this hurricane that is my life from time to time.  It's the kind of time where a potential client cancelled a meeting this afternoon and I did a little happy dance because it meant that I could, for the first time since seeing the doctor last Tuesday and getting diagnosed with the myriad of conditions, finally take a nap!  I do have some ideas for a couple of posts I want to do, so hopefully I will have time to get those done.

Hope you are enjoying spring (and that it's not trying to kill you too)!


JEF said...

Hope you are feeling better !!! Spring tries to kill C and I as well. Pollen stinks !


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