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Recovering from surgery; preparing for new school year, foreign exchange student, and 5% challenge

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Surgery Tuesday went pretty well, from what the dr said on Wednesday morning. I, of course, remember very little! Not even sure how I got my clothes back on and got out to the van. Dh said that they were worried because I wouldn't try to drink any coke. I'd told them ahead of time I don't drink sodas! I'd brought a smoothie with me, but they told dh it was too thick. I tried the syringes for a while that first day, but really couldn't get it to work. DH had a meeting that night, so I tried drinking through a straw. No problem, and even got my meds down that way. I've been having a couple of smoothies each day, plus juice with my meds 3-4 times a day (why do liquid medicines have to taste so bad?!)

Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, my face was huge. I was worried about all the swelling and woke early anyway, so dd took me to the dr at 7:30. Xrays showed everything looked good, placement is where they want it. He said I'd probably swell more, then it would start going down. It is much better now, but still lots of swelling and bruising. Glad they decided not to do it over Spring Break; I wouldn't be ready to teach tomorrow!

Middle dd is at soccer camp (left today), youngest dd went to a friends for a couple of days, and oldest dd is here doing some cleaning I can't do (her cat has fleas, so she is cleaning to try to get rid of them). Our foreign exchange student will be coming the first week of August. We've talked with her and connected via email and facebook and everyone is excited. 18yo ds is still working to get medical clearance to enlist in the army so we aren't sure if he'll be here or not. Trying to coordinate rooms and who will need to be where (5 bedrooms: dh & I, ds, 3 dds, plus the exchange student) This has to be done within 2 weeks, as we have a trip planned and the exchange student will be here shortly after we get back! Plus, I go back to work on Wednesday after we get back on Sunday.

Lots going on, lots to do and prepare for (as usual!). I know it will all get done, it always does. Just got word that our open house for school is Aug 15, 1 month from tomorrow and likely the day I'll get my bands off. Lots to do before then, preparing the house for our exchange student and for a new school year and preparing a new classroom and teaching new content in a very different position.

The next 5% challenge starts soon. This one will take me through the rest of the summer and into the start of the school year. With my surgery, I am down a little from the weight I gained with my thyroid issues. Hoping by Thanksgiving, I can be back where I was last year at that time. If I can gain 30lbs in 8 weeks, maybe I can lose the 25 I have left in 18 weeks!
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    This is wonderful news, Kim! Glad you're over the surgery and can recuperate now :)
    1743 days ago
    Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Don't forget to take care of yourself while you recover.
    1743 days ago
    I'm so excited for you you are having an exchange student. I LOVE hosting international students and miss it lots since I left my house.
    1743 days ago
    Sounds like QUITE THE TIME !! WOW Kim !!!!! surgery is the PITS !! Been thru 19 of them thus far,,, 15 on feet, 3 on throat,,,and one for tubes/ovaries,, though is ENOUGH, but facing yet another one.

    Hon, take care ! DO NOT RUSH It, and PLEASE take carah !!!! I feel for ya and all ur going thru. NEAT about the foreign exchange student,,,, that ought to be Great FUN !! It's sooo much enjoyment watching others, see what we have,,,, not sure from which country,, maybe they have the same,, or less? ENJOY and hope they LOVE seeing the sites ! WOOHOOOO !!! I have company coming next month (AND hopefully NOT a surg this month) ,,,, we are planning on going on a whale watch and the duck boat. It's a BALL to watch "the tourists".
    1743 days ago
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