Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sorry for the long gap. It isn't because I have n't been thinking about you, I just have been busy.
Let's see, we moved into a third floor apartment (no elevator) at the end of last month. I'm still finding it a bit of a challenge to walk up-- it's been a while. Last night, walked three miles with a friend. Didn't go very fast, but we had a nice conversation.
Today, I'm going to have the port taken out. Mixed feelings-- it is the end of my treatment, but I'm worried that they will need an IV for something, and it won't be good. Last time, they had to use ultrasound to find a vein, and I spent considerable time in the bathroom crying. this is much better. However, the doctor said the tamoxifen makes clotting more likely, so out it goes.
Spent the weekend training for a new business my husband and I are starting in college planning. Now we need to go look at some office space.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Didn't realize how long it has been since I posted. We have been super busy. Sold our house, and are now moving, so that we can build one out where I work. I know that by December, it will have made this all worthwhile, but right now our house is a shambles and we can't find anything.
Now, must go off to work. Look for good morning, part 2, coming soon to a blog near you.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Just realized that I haven't posted here in a while. I finished the radiation treatments last week, and the exhaustion finally hit me. Also, we decided to sell our house and move to a new one. I keep telling myself that the short term pain is worth it, but hard to believe when you are in the middle of it. Anyway, all of the tiredness I didn't have during treatments seems to have hit me now. :( And I have a full day of babysitting seniors while the other grades test, again. This is the second week since I've been back at work that I haven't seen some of my classes for a full week. Once they have past their tests, it seems we no longer want to educate them. And then, there are ridiculous justifications about how little I could really teach them in the last 6 weeks, or last semester, or last year. Maybe we should just graduate them the moment they get their passing scores. Sorry, just a little grumpy. I really hate testing.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Turns out that the resident who wrote me off for the rest of the year was making up her own protocol. Saw infectious diseases, and they sent me back to work. (Actually, they could barely contain their laughter, I swear the nurse was giggling, and then sent me back to work.) Which is a good thing, except that today I am feeling so burnt and sore I wish I were still in bed. Oh, well. Three more days of radiation, and then things should start healing. Just wish I had something that actually made it feel better. Peeling skin under my arm-- just not a good place for that. Anyway, off to tell my classes that missed me Monday that I'm back.... (Yes, I do feel like a bad penny...)
Friday, April 12, 2013
Another quick turn around. My doctor's nurse came in to the radiation room to tell me to come to their clinic when I was done. I thought it was because they changed their mind about the pain meds. It was actually because a culture they did to clear me after the MRSA eye infection came back positive for a respiratory infection, and I am not allowed to go to work for at least a month. Which, for a teacher, and the way my disability works, means not this school year. So I need to go in tomorrow (hope the building is open), clean off my desk, create sub plans, and leave some kind of message for my students so they know I'm not dying. Since I don't feel bad, well, other than radiation burns, I am completely stunned. My department head is irritated, and I left a message for my principal. I am completely stunned, especially since they just cleared me to work a month ago. I did, however, get the pain meds.
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