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Wednesday, September 17 Changes in my world!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hi all,

Things are certainly happening all around me and I am having trouble keeping track of me. I am still going to physical therapy 3-4 times a week and am walking for short distances independently and longer distances with the kind of sticks long-distance trekkers use or myu walker if I need to carry items. The reality is that the problem that caused me to have the second surgery seems to be back and I am not sure if I want to tell any doctors about it or not. It isn't as extreme as it was then, but it is growing more uncomfortable and it is any slight recline of my back that sets it off. Other than that, my back is find. The numbness in my legs and feet often turns to pain in the evening and I struggle to find a position or a chair that is comfortable. I am also dealing with reciprocal damage to my left arm and shoulder again. By having my arms do the work of me walking when my feet were covered with burns and without feeling, I am having some difficulties. My ortho gave me an injection in my shoulder a week ago and diagnosed me with carpal tunnel in my left hand again. (Who knew that carpal tunnel comes back?)

The big thing in my life is the wedding this weekend. My goal has been to dance with my son
and I can do the two step with a bit of support for four and a half minutes. I'm figuring that that big old boy can hold his mother up if need be anyway. We aren't in agreement on the song--I think the music genre is what is pushing him off. HE wants a song called "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds and I think that is more of a song for him and his new wife than me--but he will get to win this. ;)

The other extremely big thing in my life is that I put in paperwork to retire at the end of this school year. It wasn't an easy decision, but I know with each passing day, it was the right decision for me. I could be a teacher--and probably will in other capacities--for twenty or more years--but the politics and awful people I am dealing with is too much stress. It is taking the joy out of my job and out of me. I have a couple of whopper stories to tell later. I am currently fighting with them because adding the retirement bonus to my pay cut it. and I am making less money than before. I don't understand why they cannot see that that is illogical and doesn't make sense (How do you spell somebody's BIG mistake?) Oh well, if they want a fight, they will truly get it.

I won't let this garbage overshadow the fun and love and happiness of the coming few days. My family needs a party and this will be the party of all parties for some time to come. We are adding a new daughter to our family and my son is starting a life as a husband and a provider. It is an amazing thing and we are truly blessed. Mitchell selected Matthew to be a groomsman, Mason to walk me down the aisle, Marshall and Miles to be ushers, Megan to read, Marissa to sing, and Micah to light the candles. All of my children have a role in the service. It will be wonderful and I would love to share some of this love on everyone.

Life is happening all around me and I am trying to take part. I see the rehab doctor this afternoon and therapy today and tomorrow--then I have three days off from that to focus on my family.

Peace and love and blessings abound.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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  • 5HOTWIRED
    Hope the wedding went well and that you are doing much h better a year later.
    1050 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I am hoping that these pesky problems will resolve with time as you heal.

    I am so glad you are retiring. I know the children will lose a wonderful teacher but your health needs to be first right now and your employer has not made this easy for you.

    i know the wedding will be amazing. You are first of all a mother and a fantastic one at that. I hope they newlyweds have many happy years together.

    I have had some health challenged and have had to take my spark page off line for a while but you can reach me through sparkmail if you need to.
    1368 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I am sorry to hear that nasty principal has driven you away from the job you so dearly loved. So not fair -she should be reported and brought up on discrimination and abuse charges! That being said, perhaps with your constant health challenges, maybe its time you looked after yourself, mentally and physically. Certainly you don't need the stress of this workplace to add to your misery. You could always volunteer for learn to read programs, to keep your hand in so to speak. I am sure they would value you more highly then that school.
    I was so hoping this surgery would finally give you freedom -but it looks like secondary issues have cropped up instead. Yes, you should report this simply to see if there is anything to be done or answers why the second surgery has appeared to have failed :-((
    Thank you for your e-mail address. I am crazy busy right now, getting ready for my surgery while I have some limited use of my right hand. Organizing my apartment, gave a bag of clothing to the Christian Women's League, organized my drawers and closet so things are easy access of what I will use most. Some of my drawers need two hands to open so I switched things around. Have no idea why they were made that way, but fortunately, most have a handle in the middle instead of two small knobs far apart. I also need to get as much club work done as I can as wrestling with this troublesome printer is impossible with only one hand. I need to prepare the date book for next year, create Christmas luncheon and dinner tickets and posters, prep for year end and month end, order a large number of supplies, then submit expenses. Sadly, our calender year end is September, so I cannot do my year end until after surgery :-(( As my surgery is the 29th of September, I will have to get out of the hospital to get my month end done a couple of days after my surgery. One finger typing is getting so old!!!
    I wish Mitchell and his bride to be a very happy wedding and a life together of good heath, fortune and happiness! Enjoy yourself! Look forward to the photos!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    Linda
    1368 days ago
  • FERRETLOVER1
    How awesome it will be for you to dance with your son at the wedding! You go, girl! emoticon
    1368 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    So glad to hear you are up and walking. And going to dance with your son at his wedding. This is such a blessing. I think you are right to retire." The times they are a changing". When you have to talk yourself into going to work and it is not the work but management then it is time to reassess. You can retire and that is wonderful. You can then focus on your health and rehab and your family. For now just rest and have the best time with your family this wee end.
    1369 days ago
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    Love the positives within so many difficult things! Enjoy the big celebration!!!
    1369 days ago
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