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Saturday, 8/29/15 Having fun in new ways
I am speaking in church tomorrow--Pastor Mariah asked if anyone had a spiritual experience in their gardens and I knew she was talking to me (even though she didn't know it.) I have found it to be energizing and awesome to spend hou... Read more
Wednesday, August 11-Time Management
It is amazing to be able to do so many things these days! I am like a "kid in a candy shop" as I willfully go from yard work to pulling weeds in the garden to window washing to hiking and walking the dog to swimming to playing volleyball with th... Read more
Saturday, 8/8/15: Amazing changes in my life
It's been a long time since you've heard from me and yet, my life has calmed down a great deal.
I retired from the teaching job that I loved and that has defined me for the past 35 1/2 years. It was the right thing to do. The prin... Read more
Saturday, November 22 Lots to be thankful for!!
This school year is sneaking by me--It's almost December, Holy Cow!! My schedule is busy--my husband and I go to physical therapy together every day. He is pretty strong after his August total knee replacement--and is getting read... Read more
Wednesday, September 17 Changes in my world!!
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 ... Read more
Tuesday, July 15 A Long Overdue Update
I'm sorry that I haven't been around, but I have been through everything and I have a lot more to go through...
I did go to rehab and after I had been there for about eight days, I convinced the doctor to let me work with my pa... Read more
Friday, 6/6 Can't move my legs much, rehab inevitable
I rattled some cages today and am going to get things my way to the best of my ability. The reality in my world right now is that I have a full incision down my back. There are no signs that anything else is damaged or non-functio... Read more
Thursday 6/5 Post-op Again
My story gets more and more confusing. I had surgery at 1 PM on Tuesday. I was sitting up, as promised by the anesthesiologist when I went to sleep and didn't have to face the nasty spasms and pain in my right leg. I woke up in... Read more
Tuesday 6/3 Surgery Today
I'm a bit stressed today. Within 1-2 hours, I will be taken to the OR. I've been promised that they won't make me lie down and aggravate the awful leg pain I am having. They will put pillows behine me, set up the anesthesia, give... Read more
Saturday, 5/31 Anxiety
There just isn't a lot to do here--I get up and walk with every person who will walk with me. My leg pain is decreased with the morpine PCA, but it rears its ugly head when I stand up from the chair or sit down or go near that be... Read more
Friday 5/30 Back in the Hospital
I had an 8:30 appointment with my surgeon today. My time started out with one of his nurses and then with his resident. She was pretty alarmed about the lack of strength in my right foot and leg and she also had me go out into the... Read more
Tuesday 5/27 Progress and Problems
I am quite frustrated. This nasty pain in my right leg is horrid in every way. My appointment on the 15 wasn't very helpful. I got there at 3 and had x-rays taken. Then I went to the spine clinic and I had an exam by one of the ... Read more
Wednesday, 5/14 Recovery Time
I know that I have been incredibly unavailable since surgery. The fact of the matter is that I have been busy doing a lot of nothing and I haven't cared about eating, eating healthy nor my weight. I haven't done a good job of conn... Read more
Tuesday 4/15 Productive, Hectic Day
I cannot believe how much I was able to do in one day, but Monday was a testament to my resolve and hard work. On top of teaching all day, I finished all but two items on my 18 item "to do" list. I was able to finally get in with ... Read more
Palm Sunday, 4/13 A Few Things Solved-One BIG One Too!!
I HAVE A SUB!! I spent a good deal of time talking to my friend and former instructor, Lynne, and she is willing to sub the half days for me. Her expertise is in reading acquisition and she will be amazing for my first graders... Read more