Prevention Of and Planning For Getting Sick On Your Wedding Day
Every few years I seem to catch one of these viral gremlins that lays me low. It was bad enough getting sick in my corporate life, but if I had to miss work at least I had a team to back me up and I could usually perform some aspects of my job effectively from home while avoiding the passing on of my germs to my coworkers. But in my current occupation getting sick means I could miss a speaking engagement or running a workshop for a client or a community presentation. And that’s exactly what happened; last Saturday I had to cancel an event sponsored by my local library in which my daughter, Lyn, and I were presenting four workshops on job search techniques and skills. My symptoms started on Tuesday with an ominous tickle in my throat and by Thursday they were full blown — fever, chills, sore throat, aches, cough, congestion, drippiness and laryngitis; even antibiotics and rest couldn’t make me well enough by Saturday to stand in front of an audience.