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Wednesday, 2/27 I'm "Getting Better"??? What next?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hi all,

Today may have been the surprise of all surprises. I have been dealing with the upheaval in schedules that ISAT testing has given us all week long--and it will continue for the rest of the week. It has made things difficult to do my job, especially in tandem with how lousy I have felt. Anyway, Wednesday is the one day that I have a bit of planning time because we have early dismissal scheduled for every Wednesday so that we can collaborate and work together. (The kids go to school an extra hour on the other four days of the week, then on Wednesday, they get dismissed about an hour and a half earlier than on the other days. This allows the time for meetings and the like and protects student learning time.)

Today, I had a meeting with the principal to go over my IGP (Individual Growth Plan=evaluation system) and we talked for about 3 minutes before she had to leave for a meeting. This has been the norm with her, even for a scheduled appointment like today. I left her an email and left early to see my PCP to follow up on my ER visit.

He didn't seem to be himself today. He wasn't quite focused and kept talking to himself and repeating what he had said. The bottom line is that I am "doing better" and need to keep it up, get back to the pool, and have another chest x-ray in 6 more weeks to see if the pneumonia is gone. He asked a lot of questions about pain, my pain, my shoulder, and how I was managing my pain. He wanted to know if the PT was helping my shoulder and I tried to explain to him that I hadn't been treated for my shoulder pain yet. I had a long conversation with him about how I had lost over ten pounds in less than two weeks. I couldn't quite explain being sick to him at all.

That is until today--they have me on a very light set of exercises for my shoulder, intense exercises for my hip and an ultrasound to try and heal my shoulder's damage. I left there for another doctor's appointment that helped me somewhat before going home and skipping the book study we were working on at church for the Lenten season. In spite of being told that I am better, I am tired, in significant pain and need to rest. I may go to the pool tomorrow for a little while and see how I hold up.

That is my news from today. I hope that I really am getting better. Maybe when I awaken in the morning, I will feel that way!

Gentle hugs,
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  • _LINDA
    Hmm, didn't sound like that Dr. was really focusing on what you needed. Not good. I hope what he said is true at least. I hope the ultrasound does something for you, but I seem to remember it taking 16 treatments before I felt some relief from my shoulder pain with it :((
    Hoping things get better and that you can do something with your pool time to make you feel better..
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1691 days ago
    Super gentle emoticon . Hang in there. emoticon
    1691 days ago
    One day at a time. You have many issues and they all take time. Important to remember. Rest, Take medicine, Rest. emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat
    1691 days ago
    I'm going to pray, Sylvia, that you really are on the mend.
    1691 days ago
    Well.... how did that doc appointment leave you feeling? Sounded off!
    1691 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    remember that this is the first day of the rest of your life. make the most of it.
    1692 days ago
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