Thursday, March 07, 2013
I am coming back, indeed. It is still hard to breathe and my sleep wasn't the best last night, but I am getting to be and feel more like myself after being intensely sick for 12 days straight. I ate yesterday without it bothering me a lot. It was popsicles in the morning and at lunch, but I had dinner at church and it was okay. I ate Tuesday and it put me back into misery and I had a bit of a relapse, but I am better. I will stick to popsicles for my early meals and add in some gentle fruit (not citrus right now), but I should be able to have dinner tonight. Whew, what a lousy ride I have been on.
We had our first snow day in five years on Tuesday and now everyone at school is shuffling to meet the paperwork demands for the end of the quarter on Friday. I am so glad that mine was all done when I walked out of the door on Friday. I need data from 2 teachers on 4 of my new students, but my work is coming together nicely. I have the basic part of my lesson plans about finished for the week after break. I only have one thing to do during break and my son will come to school and help me to remove all of my snow and snowflake decorations. It is definitely going to be time for spring colors and cheerfulness. We go back on Monday for an inservice day and then we are off on Friday of the same week for Good Friday.
My two week break is going to be about anything but my job. I need that and my body and brain needs that. I spent a good deal of time once again defending my selection choices to a teacher and it has really gotten to me. They never notice what I do or the fact that I do far more than most teachers, but they can complain about things that they shouldn't complain about--and when you get down to it, those complaints are typically based on them wanting me to do something that they prefer not to do. I wasn't happy yesterday but maybe getting my blood boiling a bit helped me out in the big picture.
We are having a book study for Lent that follows a nice meal each Wednesday evening. I haven't been at church for a while and it felt good to be back--a lot of people were missing me and it was nice to be wanted that much. Sometimes it is easy to over look that special family that we share there.
I am on my way back--starting with a headache this morning and I may skip some of my meds one more day. One of them in particular is a bit harsh and I don't want to aggravate things so quickly. I need to get ready for work and get the kids in this house up and going. We have a lot to do today. It will be my third PT in a row--the ultrasounds help my shoulder after I get in my exercises. I have weigh-in tonight which should be interesting. I hope that I don't have a gain because I haven't been able to eat. I also don't want a big loss that I won't be able to maintain, but I do want a good meeting topic. Tomorrow is the day I see the doctor and I am hoping he orders an MRI on my shoulder.
I almost forgot--the insurance company from our accident in July hasn't been paying bills and I had a big argument with them on Tuesday. They want our signature to say everything is taken care of and we are all well. Hmm, the argument was good for me because I now remember that the knee and shoulder I hurt in that accident are the same ones I am having trouble with now. I am thinking they may not like being so smart-alecky with me over the ambulance bill in particular. I will be talking to my ortho and PCP about their possible responsibility in these injuries. If they had just taken care of things according to schedule, this wouldn't have come back up--that along with the condescending insurance agent who tried doing this active listening cute stuff with someone who was trained in this process and has used it daily for almost 30 years. Arghh, she needed to get to the point and let me go, but she kept me on the phone for some 20 minutes with that junk. It was her words that reminded me of everything that happened on that delightful day in July and now, we can put the finger on things the way they need to be.
It is definitely time for me to grab the bathroom. Have a great Thursday.