Thursday 3/13 Progress and then again, not...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I feel like time is moving so slowly because of pain. I am weary with pain in many ways--fatigue is getting to me along with the constant discomfort I am having. I picked an argument with my husband this morning on the way to school because of...toast (??) but actually, he hadn't warmed up the car and it was very chilly. It aggravated me and my body so much to be cold that I said anything that crossed my mind rather than being my usually diplomatic self. to top it off, he apologized to me and that was crazy. I know he understands, but it is driving me crazy.
Yesterday, I decided that I should make an appointment with my pain doc and see if there is a way to help this difficult situation. I see the surgeon on March 28 and I will surely point out to him that his comment that the fentanyl isn't helping is really mistaken! Anyway, I have my pain doc's clinic listed as Dr. F in my phone and I have his personal number listed by his first name F. Somehow, I dialed his personal line rather than the clinic and I was decidedly shocked when he answered the phone and I realized what I had done. I was a bit tongue-tied but I shook it off and explained myself. He told me that he wouldn't be in the clinic on Friday (He is there on Tuesday and Fridays) because of a conference, but if I would call the clinic, he was walking right down to tell them to "fit me in on Tuesday." We talked about the last injections he gave me, and then I called the clinic. Sure enough, before I said a word, my favorite nurse (ha!) grumbled that he had told her I was calling and that she had to fit me into a "full schedule." Then, she gave me an appointment for 1:30 on Tuesday and told me that they had to double book him and that I needed to come 15 minutes early. I guess I called him by mistake for a reason.
I get to begin my 2 week spring break after school on Friday. I will be so glad--today was so tough with pain--and the fact that the woman in charge made fun of me today. I am aghast that any adult would make fun of someone who is clearly disabled and uncomfortable. I am having a great deal of difficulty standing up as much as usual and I don't doubt that there are moments--like the end of the day when this happened that someone can hear pain and fatigue in my voice. She was in the crowded office when I needed to make a copy and as I worked my way around, she was there and asked me how I was. I quickly said "ok" and she did a little limpy couple of steps and mimicked me. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. What is wrong with her????
Anyway, I finally finished my progress reports and will print and distribute them tomorrow. I am going to help my kids to refresh their book baskets during Thursday lessons and Friday should be a reasonably easy day--many of the teachers have special activities on the last day of the quarter and the primary aged children have a field trip to go bowling in the afternoon. I will be able to plan for when we return and gather my materials, water my plants and get my room ready for whatever the custodians need. I am going to be teaching three intersession crocheting classes and I have a meeting for a half a day on Wednesday, but that is the total of what I am doing that won't be in the pool.
Finally, I lost 3.2 pounds my first week at Weight Watchers. I did their new Simple Start program, but I am going onto the Points Plus plan this week--not enough choices in the other plan for me. I do a good job with portion control and the latter is healthy eating with unlimited portions. I need a variety so that I can eat with my family and what I really need from WW is some accountability up close. I like the leader, he is a fun and kind of irreverant, sassy guy named Marty who is starting a club of people who will walk around his meeting next week. Ha, I signed on because it is the sassiness that I can enjoy. He sure isn't full of himself and seems to really practice what he preaches.
For now, I am just glad to be home--and I am thankful that the snowstorm missed us. I don't know how this happened because everyone in a circle around us got 3-4 inches of snow in white out conditions. We got colder temps, but no more snow. We broke our local snowfall record a few weeks ago, so there was nothing to be gained by this one! I am really worried about our rivers around here though. I suspect that the great snowfalls locally and north of us are going to make this a difficult spring. The saving thing may be the fact that our ground is frozen to record levels--but that is disturbing the farmers. I guess this will be the winter that may never end!
Time to head off--take care everyone!!