Sunday Post | Sick, Sick, Sick!

October 11, 2015 Sunday Post 27

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Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.

News at Home

Sorry I didn’t update last week and this update is coming so late. I’ve been managing to keep up, but barely, because I just stay in this permanent state of sick. Part of it is the germs these kiddos bring to school with them on their seldom washed hands that touch EVERYTHING. I can’t remember the last time I heard my voice normal – I lost it I think week 3 of school and it hasn’t fully returned. But that’s become my new normal.

The REALLY sick happened the week before last. On Wednesday (9/14) I woke up with a lot of stomach pain. But since it’s more work to stay home than it is to go to work (getting everything ready for a sub is a bitch), I tried to pull myself together. I sort of made it to work – in that I drove my car there. But in the process of trying to walk in, I ended up on the ground, crying in pain. Long story short – I ended up “calling” in, while sitting in the office writing my subplans for the day. I went to the doctor, spent the day having tests done and ended up missing Thursday at work too. I found out at a follow up appointment Monday that it’s my galblatter. Grr! Turns out I have galstones, something my mom and grandmother both developed around the same age. Yay for genes 🙁 I will have an appointmnet with a surgeon Monday (10/19) to find out, not if, but when I have to have it out. Could be weeks, months, or years according to my doctor and I won’t know until I talk to my surgeon.

So I have that fun to look forward to. And right now, I have a nasty cold developing. I’m hoping it won’t get much worse and that I’ll be good to get my flu shot that I have scheduled for Wednesday because I don’t need the flu this year on top of everything else.

School continutes to have its ups and downs. I still have the child from hell in my class – this past week her mom demonstrated to me exactly why she’s the child from hell – her mom is too. She learned it at home. I also have an new student in my class – the way he copes is screaming… at the top of his lungs without end. But I think he WANTS to be good, he just doesn’t get it. So, I’m watching him to see if maybe something else is going on with him and I can get some help for him. He’s a challenge, but I have hope for him. Some of my worst discipline problems are getting under control with the exception of my child from hell and the new child.

It sucks in general, but I’m surviving. And Thanksgiving break – 3 days off! – isn’t too far away, right?

Blog News

I’ve read a few books these past few weeks, so I really need to get those reviews to you this week. So look for:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  2. When a Scot Ties the knot
  3. Dark Heart of Magic

#FitReaders Update

My steps haven’t been as high as a whole this week because of missing work and taking it easy while sick. But most days it’s been still close to 10k. And with the stomach trouble, I haven’t been eating much, so I’m still losing weight at least.

Last Week on the Blog

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27 Responses to “Sunday Post | Sick, Sick, Sick!”

  1. Lexxie

    I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well, Berls! And I really hope you’ll get those gallstones sorted out very soon. It sounds like you’re getting settled with your class, and that’s definitely a good thing. Even if you still have a couple of trouble kids… and parents, and you have to deal with that as well.
    I’m sending you positive thoughts and healing vibes, as well as lots of big hugs!
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    • Berls

      Thanks Lexxie! I appreciate it – I need all the good vibes and hugs I can get 🙂 Things are better though, for the most part! I may even get back to a decent schedule soon!

  2. Debbie @ CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

    I’m just glad to see you are still hanging in there- I was a little worried when I wasn’t seeing much posting from you, although I know all too well how exhausting the school year can be- I work in the system myself. Gallstones SUCK! I had horrible chest pain a few years ago, was hospitalized while they ran all sorts of uber expensive tests, and was released with a diagnosis of “unexplained chest pain”- but at least my heart was okay! I followed up with a primary care doctor and lo and behold, all of that was because of stupid gallstones!! Good luck and am thinking positive thoughts for you.
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    • Berls

      Thanks Debbie! I know, I was really hoping I’d be back more than I am by now, but this teaching keeps getting in the way-especially all the extra stuff. Ugh that sounds horrible – all the chest pain for gallstones! Thank goodness it wasn’t your heart though 🙂 I’m relieved it wasn’t something more serious with me too!

  3. Jen Twimom

    OH NO!! So sorry you aren’t well. I hope you get better soon and stay healthy. And… that’s too bad when you have a child like that with a parent who is worse. Unfortunately, that means you have to be super on top of things, and even if you are, you’ll probably be “wrong” in the parent’s eyes anyhow. *HUGS*
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    • Berls

      Thanks Jen! You’re so right, the parent hates me and blames me for everything her child does wrong. I just want to throw my hands up and give up sometimes. I’m struggling to make it, let alone be on top of things. We have parent-teacher conferences this week and I’m quite anxious. Not looking forward to it at all.

  4. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh! I completely forgot about that wonderful bonus of working with younger kiddos…germs! It takes a year to build immunity, Berls. A year. But on the plus side, you’ll stay well in year 2! :/ When I started working daycare in college, my boss gave me that sage advice. And boy was I sick that first year. Ugh! I’m sorry about the gallstones on top of colds/laryngitis. That’s just insult on top of injury. I’m sending you lots and lots of healing thoughts and virtual hugs, my dear!! And patience…this, too, shall pass – and all that. <3 <3 {{{hugs}}}
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    • Berls

      Thanks Brandee! Yeah, that’s what I hear – 1 year and then this crud won’t make me sick all the time. It sucks to say the least lol. The gallstones is just icing on the cake. Oh well, I’m surviving. Big hug right back at ya 🙂

  5. Kathryn

    So sorry to hear how sick you are/have been. Normally it is a pick up every kind of bug time when you first start teaching, but with gallstones a totally different ball game. I know what you mean about having to plan a subs work if you are off sick. As I got longer into the game I just said the sub gets paid, she can do her own plan! But I suppose your school demands it of you.
    Wish I could tuck you up in a cozy place at home for a week or two so you can recover. Take care.
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  6. Katherine

    I’m exhausted just reading this! I’m sorry you’ve been unendingly sick. That’s awful. Have you tried zicam? When I subbed I bought the meltaways by the crate and they seemed to work – especially just for basic colds and other ick.
    I’m not surprised to hear that the child from hell has a mother from hell. That frequently seems to be the case. She’s the child that has a ton of siblings right? Hopefully the new kid will settle down once he gets used to everything but I can imagine it’s rough on you until that happens. Hope this coming week gets better and you start feeling better!
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  7. Stormi

    Eww, gallbladder problems! I had to have mine taken out a few years ago, I almost let it kill me cause I didn’t know anything was wrong and I had these spots on my feet and legs but one nurse practitioner told me it was just me being overweight so I just thought that was what it was when it got worse and I didn’t want to waste my money then one day I started getting really sick…finally got someone to actually see past the fat and turns out I had to have surgery that very same day I went it was that bad…ugh. Yeah, I had blood poison..that was what the spots where gall bladder was gane green…yep and I had spots going up my back..if they would have got to my heart…no more Stormi. 🙁 Okay probably TMI… 🙂

    Anyway I hope things go okay for you. 🙂 And I will pray that your devils in your class room get under control soon….lol. 🙂

    *big hugs*
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    • Berls

      Yikes! Stormi that could have been so bad – well I guess it was horrible really anyway, but at least your alive. Guess I’m glad I got it before anything really horrible happened. It pisses me off that they didn’t take your symptoms seriously because of weight – that’s a huge problem I’ve had with doctors in the past too – lucky to finally found some that see more than an overweight person! Thanks for the prayers – I need them, especially for the one little girl!!

  8. Trish

    Aw gallstones are meant to be so painful, poor you having to deal with that on top of everything else. And even with all your illness, your steps are still higher than mine! I’m recovering from achilles tendonitis so having to take it very easy which I find very frustrating. Sounds like you are getting your class in order though so yay for that. Hope this week is better!
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    • Berls

      Yikes Achilles tendinitis does not sound fun 🙁 take it easy for sure! I’m really thankful my doctor figured out what was wrong the very first time I felt the severe pain. Hopefully I won’t have it again for a long time! Also thankful that class is getting in order, it’s still stressful, but less so.

  9. Lola

    I am sorry to hear about your cold and galblatter. I heard galblatters can be a lot of pain. I am glad to hear things at your job go a bit better again, with the exception of that one child. That’s good you still got some books read, I am looking forward to read your reviews!
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    • Berls

      Thanks Lola! Yeah it seems like if it’s not one thing it’s another. But at least I’m getting used to the job – hopefully things really are better and I’m not just used to bad lol. Hopefully I’ll have those reviews this week.

    • Berls

      Thanks Lola! Yeah it seems like if it’s not one thing it’s another. But at least I’m getting used to the job – hopefully things really are better and I’m not just used to bad lol. Hopefully I’ll have those reviews this week 🙂

  10. Rachelle

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re having problems with your gallbladder, but I’m happy you’re getting proper care for it. About 6 years ago I went through that same debilitating pain. Despite my telling the multiple doctors I dealt with over about 3 years that gallbladder problems run in my family, I was told there was nothing wrong with me. I wasn’t out of the Army for even a month when I woke up one night in so much pain and couldn’t even drink water without vomiting that I went to the emergency room. They did an ultrasound (the one test the Army doctors never did) and then prepped me for surgery. After I recovered and healed, I felt better and healthier than I had in years.
    By the way, in the meantime, try mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a cup of apple juice and drinking it when you’re in pain. I don’t know how, but it’s a natural remedy my Mom found for me that helped a lot. For gallstones, mix equal parts lemon juice with olive oil. I drank that every morning after I found out about it. It tastes horrible, but it will help you pass the stones without so much pain. They’re not cures, but until you have it removed, maybe those remedies will help.
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    • Berls

      Wow! That’s horrible, I’m so sorry. I’m really lucky that my doctor took my pain seriously and did ultrasounds right away. Thanks for all the tips on managing the pain, I’ll put them to good use 🙂

  11. A Voracious Reader

    Oh, Berls! I don’t care if you’re sick, come here…*opens arms for hugs* It’s my fault all this is happeneing to you. I dropped the ball on the {{{posivibes}}} I’m a terrible friend! I promise I will rev them up ASAP! And now you may take away some of my Monster Porn and some of my chocolate. Not all of it, mind or you’ll be responsible for my homicidal tendencies. 😉
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    • Berls

      LMAO! Thanks Carol, I’ll enjoy both 🙂 And if posivibes can heal, I’ll take them a plenty, I need them! Is it May yet?

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