Normally, taking a sick day involves you suffering at home, most likely laid up in bed and feeling really crappy. Well, this morning, while I was interviewing a candidate for a teaching position at my school, I noticed my eye was really weepy. For some unknown reason, my eye kept watering uncontrollably. I had to repeatedly wipe my eye, hoping the interviewee didn’t notice. After the interview, I asked my Head of School to have a look at my eye. Her assessment that it was a possible eye infection. Around 10:00am, I decided to get it checked out at the doctor.
Just as suspected, I was diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis and given some drops to help it clear up. In all my years of teaching, I’ve never had an eye infection before, but the doc said it was highly contagious on the first day, so I needed to stay home the rest of the day. It was so strange to take a “sick” day without actually feeling sick, however my unexpected day of rest was appreciated.
It’s back to work tomorrow!