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Tuesday, 2/19 So Many Things on my Mind!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hi all,

I saw my rheumy yesterday and he did as I expected, defining the majority of my pain as being from my fibromyalgia. However, he also noted the issues in my knee and my shoulder and told me getting follow-up diagnoses and treatments on both of them is important. He also gave me an injection of Kenalog, a corticosteroid that is used for overall inflammation and pain. I think it is starting to work because some of my yucky "everywhere" pain is gone. The downside to things is that when he examines me, he checks all of the tender spots for fibro and they hurt for about three days afterwards. It is always a problem for me and unfortunately, all of my sensitive spots are almost always inflamed.

We had sleet and snow yesterday that cut loose big as we returned from the doctor's office. I spent the evening working on some paperwork and getting this and that done. I was a bit productive. We had some unpleasant excitement later in the evening that I am not free to talk about right now, that has increased my stress level about 100-fold. My shoulder has some sort of damage which is far more clear now that some of the more fuzzy pain has let up. I can feel a bone move around in the inner front of my left shoulder. It pops in and out and is quite painful. It will be my job to keep it from giving me sharp and excessive pain until I see my ortho on the second Friday in March.

Today was one of my better days at work after I got there late for a pretty important meeting. Things went well--I am teaching my lessons again and things are almost all organized again. There are lots of darling young children reading books with me at the reign, holding them accountable and keeping them reading. That's a good thing.

I have an appointment to discuss my "IGP" with the principal tomorrow. She wants to know how I am doing on meeting my goals. It should be fun--I am doing fine with my goals, but there are a couple in there that involve her and me attending a conference and visiting a couple of schools around to see how they are handling programs like mine. I went out of my way to design my goals to actually fit my duties rather than to fill in a lot of "popular stuff" or "easy stuff." This is a new evaluation system for our district and it is important to me to do it with integrity. She signed off on it in October, but I could tell that she wasn't really reading it. It should be an interesting meeting.

Marissa and the rest of her Madrigal group are at the local minor league hockey game singing the National Anthem. She is having such a fun senior year with so many performances and recognitions. She leaves for Dallas in less than a month to sing in the National High School Choir Director's Choir. I sure hope that she gets a good report from her ortho on Tuesday so that she can walk without crutches for her trip. We shall see how things play out for her. I know that her pain has let up. That's progress anyway.

Have a great week, one and all!
Sylvia
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JULIACOLLINS62 2/21/2013 4:38PM

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_LINDA 2/21/2013 12:29AM

    Sylvia, that is too long to wait to see someone for your shoulder, you ought to see someone now. That really sounds awful :( Sorry your rheumy couldn't give you any help with the knee :( Who does he expect you to go to then?? Corticosteroid injections never worked for me, hope they do better for you..
I don't envy you trying to do anything with that principal. But she can't really say anything against it if she signed off on it can she?
That is awesome Marissa is doing so fantastic with the singing -hoping she can lose those crutches soon..
{{{gentle hugs}}}

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/20/2013 12:40PM

    I hope that shot gives you a lot of relief and that the appointments go well to resolve these problems.

Maybe the appointment with the principal will go well this time.

I hope Marissa is well enough to get rid of the crutches They are hard to get around on.

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DETERMINEDJANET 2/19/2013 11:36PM

    What a fun thing for Marissa to be doing with the choir!

Can't wait to hear about your meeting with the principal!

Hugs on the shoulder popping. At least you know there is more to it at this point.

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SUNSHINE99999 2/19/2013 10:14PM

  thank you. My wife and I had a four day weekend at the coast. I hope your week is nice. emoticon

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