Thursday, September 11, 2008
It has been a really bad season for illnesses in our house this winter. From infected ears, fingers, skin and colds, I have had a lot of time off work. One of the pitfalls of being a single parent is that if your child is sick, you are the one who has to look after them. And if you are sick yourself, there's not a whole lot that you can do about that either. For the first time since I was 18 I have run out of sick leave. The first year out of school I ran out (I may have chucked one or two sickies!) but since then never ran out.
This time last month I posted about my ills then. Now, I have tonsilitis. The irony is that I haven't ever really suffered from this. When they were teenagers my sister and brother both used to suffer from it a lot, but not me.
I am supposed to go back to work tomorrow but we'll see. At the moment it still hurts to swallow, but not as badly as it did a couple of days ago.