Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How teaching is like getting chemo...

Since the two things I seem to be doing this semester are getting chemo and teaching, I've begun to see some ways in which they are similar...
  • Both make you sick at first, but then you get used to it...
  • Both make you tired.
  • Neither are as bad as some folks think -- especially A/C and teaching a 5/5 load.
  • In the middle, they suddenly seem to get easier.
  • Both lead to hair loss.
  • No matter how nice the people (students or nurses), when they are over, you have reason to celebrate.
  • Both lead to hair loss -- it is just more dramatic with the chemo.
  • Both lead to time-consuming complications that you can never anticipate.
  • Both have the potential to make you break out in hives.

1 comment:

Seeking Solace said...

Hee! I could say the same for teaching and being on methotrexate!!!