I haven't had the muscles in my face get painful ... but they sure do tighten up in the cold like you said Patti. It's a good thing that I live in the Pacific Northwest...seldom do we have snow or temps below the 30 degree mark....
Right now I have been sick since Sunday ... went to the doctor today and found out I have bronchitis and a sinus infection .... and no voice - do you know what that is like for a teacher
. I used up almost all the sick leave I had when I had surgery in May (what I had saved up from almost 30 years in teaching) . I stayed home Monday and Tuesday because I couldn't even get up and now have only 17 hours left for the whole school year.
The scary thing about this, is that when a teacher (in my state) runs out of sick leave you lose 1/182 of your WHOLE years salery. Teachers are only paid for the days we work - no paid holidays or summers, or spring breaks (like a lot of people think). If I go over my sick leave it is a huge deal. I would have had more saved up but between, raising kids, a couple of other surgeries I had, and 2 sets of elderly parents who have been sick ... well, you know how it goes. Anyway, here's hoping the antibiotics kick in SOON ... and the tinnitus (which has been super loud since I got sick) softens up a bit. Have any of you had your tinnitus get louder when you are sick?
P.S. Tomorrow is Friday... I think I can do one more day....then the weekend to rest up.