Oh where to begin..
2 days before New Years Eve, I didn't feel great.. Fever kicked in, I went to pharmacy to get medicines to calm it down and I continued working. For 2 days.
At the weekend, I was happily celebrating that I didn't get sick,little I knew what was about to come...
Monday morning, I felt really nausea and had a gastro coming.. Which lasted 4 days! And what I did do? I went to work! I even managed to do an examen at school(you dont want to miss an examen in my school and get 0 points...).phew. Stupid? Yes. Inappropriate towards other fellow workers/students? Yes sir.
The french healthcare system starts paying a tiny amount money from the 4th sickleave day,no wonder why people shows up at work while being sick. So did I. Didn't want to lose part of my salary..
And that's not all. This morning, feeling better but having a bad cough(where that came from?) I was about to take the trash out and I bent down to take the bags.. I felt like a knife hitting into my lowerback. I knew its no good, but I felt pressured to be at the lesson today as I was supposed to keep a presentation, I limped to my car and drove to school.
1h and 45mins later at the school,I decided to give up and go to see a doctor. 3hours later, I came home with doctors papers telling I have pharangitis and lumbago,paper telling to have my whole back x-rayed,bunch of medicines and 10 sickleave. And 10 times physical therapy.
This was my first week of the year,my own fault too that this happened. The pressure to do things is sometimes just way too high, and we forget to take care of ourselfs. I learned this today, this life is mine and I am in charge what happends.
See you,dear friends, when I'm able to walk and sit properly again :)