Warning, this post is a little whinny.
Since about February, I've been catching nearly half of the illness that have been coming through my office. I feel like I finally get better for like 2-3 days, and then boom! Another cold or GI bug decides to latch on to me. Currently I'm at my desk with a melodic barking cough that started yesterday.
I wash my hands between all of my little ones and I clean everything to the point where you can smell the clorox in the hallway.
Is this just the life of a new school nurse? Do you guys have any immune boosting tips?
I am standing up in a wedding in two weeks and I'm considering just wearing a mask for the rest of the year.
It will get better.
A couple of things, I don't let students use my phone, NEVER! There is a student phone they can use, but not mine. Also, a wise doctor once told me to keep my own pen and use only it. Don't let anyone else use it, and don't use anyone else's. I have a cup with pens for parent sign-outs, etc., but they don't use mine. Sounds petty, but it seems to help.
Edited to add: handwashing, handwashing, handwashing.
Last edit by grammy1 on May 12
: Reason: I'm old and forgetful.