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Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Tonsils

I had to take the day off work today because I was feeling unwell, particularly my throat which had caused me a sleepless night. I'm doing a practicum with a Year 3/4 class at a local primary school as part of my Master' degree, and I figured my illness was best kept at home with me. Not to mention the fact that my voice-an important tool for a teacher-was not operating well.

The doctor gave me mini lecture about the evils of smoking before diagnosing tonsilitis, and prescribing rest, fluids and antibiotics. I really wish, as an aside, that we could write our own prescriptions. That would have saved me time money and rescued me from another well intention sermon on the perils of tobacco. Anyway...

Today I am grateful for the day off, although obviously not stoked about being ill. The practicum, now 15 days old with 5 to go, has been very taxing, especially emotionally. Maybe that's why I got sick.

The point is, I think, that rest is important, and I'm happy to have a extra day tacked on to my weekend for just that purpose.

By the way what is the purpose of those little things called tonsils?

This blog is a part of Celebrate the small things blog hop. Want to join in? Visit the website for the rules, and post  a little note of gratitude every Friday.



12 comments:

  1. Do rest and try to feel better. The pic makes me yearn for my kinder teaching days. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. Feeling a little better already with the pills and rest. Do you still teach?

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  2. I get physically ill sometimes when I'm stressed. It's how your body copes I guess. Hopefully you can have time to recuperate now.

    Get well soon!

    shahwharton.com

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    1. Thanks Shah. Yes, I'm feeling a little better this morning.

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  3. Ah yes. That diagram looks familiar. I've had those swollen tonsils in the past - and sometimes with white spots on them too. So far, antibiotics and gargling with salt water have solved it and I haven't had to have them out. I'm also lucky that in Egypt, you can walk into any pharmacy and get the drugs you want -- and they're subsidized by the gov't. Nice, huh? I hope you get better soon. Thanks so much for buying my short story. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. The pharmacy set up in Egypt does sound good. In Australia we have a thing called a PBS which is a list of common drugs they government subsidises. People on pensions/welfare of any sort get heavily discounted medicine too. I am better already. Thanks.

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  4. I don't think tonsils have any purpose other than to cause sore throats. Overstressing the body definitely doesn't help. I hope you recover quickly so you can finish your class.

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    1. All good now, thank you. Thanks for visiting Square Pegs and for taking the time to comment.

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  5. Tonsils seem dumb...I remember when my brother was young and he had his taken out...little bugger got to eat ice cream for a week! :) Hope your extended weekend helped you feel better!
    Katie @TheCyborgMom

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  6. Tonsils seem dumb...love it. Nice concise statement. I have recovered and am back at work this week. Thank you.

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  7. Good to see you on the Celebrate list :) Sorry about the tonsil flareup and all the fuss. Glad you're better (p.s.....Toss the cigs!)

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