Wednesday, September 17 Changes in my world!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.