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Taking its Toll
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      5 comments

I'm here. But I'm not. I'm sitting at my desk listening to one small child snore and another nonstop fidget. The first was asleep almost the moment she closed her eyes. The second has given me no end of challenge today. "I can't go in with ... Read more
Dare I say...POSITIVES!
Saturday, May 27, 2017      3 comments

Okay! Updates! I went back to my GP for a follow up after the ER visit (the endocrinologist never did call back even though I called and let them know I was having convulsions and parasthesia). Turns out, my GP has been calling the end DAILY ... Read more
Communication. It's a Valuable Skill, People
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      3 comments

Wow. Just wow. Sorry but I am so livid and frustrated right now. Backstory GP referred me to the nearest endocrinologist based on symptoms and thyroid blood labs. Not in my network. Referred me to nearest in-network which happens to be ... Read more
Laying Low
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      5 comments

I have been quiet lately. I have been at the rock bottom with my symptoms. I won't say thyroid symptoms simply because, even though 90+% of my symptoms are hypothyroid, I don't have any lab tests or firm diagnoses to that effect. But people w... Read more
Turning a Page
Monday, May 08, 2017      4 comments

I am having to step back, due to all the things going on in my life, and try to see what path I'm supposed to take from here. There are no teaching jobs at my school next year. Due to me being unreliably here because of health issues, they ar... Read more
Too Much Help that Doesn't help
Friday, April 28, 2017      5 comments

For three days I’ve been huddled in blankets doing little else but shuddering/convulsing until my body’s worn out and trying to sleep through migraines. Normally I would say my body needs a break. Thing is, a break doesn’t help I’ve been rest... Read more
What is Wrong with Me?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      1 comments

Doctors still don't know. Nurse practitioner from the endocrinologist's office called me a few days after all the tests she ordered. Told me all the tests had come in but one (it was a 24 hour collection so it got started later) and all showed... Read more
Probably Overthinking Again
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      1 comments

Okay. New day. I started out smooth and it feels like I’m normal day…which worries me. It should not worry me. I should be happy when I finally feel functional. Part of me is wondering when and where the other shoe will fall and I will feel... Read more
Practicing What I Preach
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      2 comments

So many times in life I tell a hardworking friend or colleague or student, "There's nothing wrong in needing and asking for help." Yet now one of my biggest stresses is the feeling that I am needy and dependent on others for things I've never n... Read more
Writing While Positive
Sunday, March 26, 2017      4 comments

I've had a lot of negative blogs lately. What can I say, life has been pretty ragged lately. Sometimes with a chronic illness you have good days and bad days. Sometimes you have a run of nothing but bad days and no sign of help in sight. I'm... Read more
Ups and Downs Mean I'm Still Moving...Right?
Thursday, March 23, 2017      0 comments

Today, heck, this week, has been a series of ups and downs. Up: Lots of compliments from colleagues on how well I know the kids I have in my room every day. Down: My older kid came home several days later than planned from her first tri... Read more
Narrowing the Focus
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

My brain and life are in a chaotic state almost constantly now. I've decided that part of taking control of what I HAVE some control over includes limiting the distractions in my life. I enjoy my Facebook time and even spend much of it on hype... Read more
Limbo
Monday, March 13, 2017      2 comments

We all know that feeling. That inability to C until A and B are complete, made worse by the fact that we, personally, cannot make A and B happen; we have to wait for someone else to do their part so that we can move on. I seem to be at this po... Read more
Come Up Fighting
Thursday, March 09, 2017      3 comments

I woke up this morning once again feeling like I'd been slowly rolled flat with a giant rolling pin. Everything felt heavy, opening my eyes a chore. Everything horizontal felt good. Thinking or even deep breaths felt like work. Then somethi... Read more
Two Steps forward....
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      1 comments

Let me state straight up that much of the medical mess I'm about to describe is my fault - the result of abysmal levels of self-advocacy. So, I have been waiting a week and a half for news on my doctor's referral to an endocrinologist. Mista... Read more

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