Well, I did it. I survived my first year back in teaching after being out for 7 years. It was by God's Grace that I made it. I spent the majority of this year sick and it was very hard and trying and I almost quit quite a few times. It was hard on me emotionally, physically and mentally. Being sick and my emotional well-being are how Satan has been trying to attack me. It's hard. I keep on and kept on getting struck down. Thankfully, after we got rid of the mold in my bathroom, which seems to be a big part of why I was so sick, I haven't had all the issues with breathing that I usually do. Dust will still get me down, but nothing has been as bad as the mold did.
Anna just finished up her 5th grade year in school as well, but unfortunately did not pass the state standardized test in science, so she has to go to summer school. I am praying that she passes the objectives quickly, because then hopefully we will be done at the end of this week. I was looking through old tests that are released on this subject and know for a fact that they have not covered all the concepts on the test. Unfortunately for us, this test covers everything that she should have learned from Kindergarten on up through 5th grade. And another unfortunate thing is that I never taught her science on a steady basis when we were home-schooling, so she did miss out on quite a bit. We are going to practice as much as we can between now and Thursday and hopefully she will pass all the objectives on the end of week test. Due to her being in summer school, I will also be teaching summer school in 1st grade, but only for one week. If Anna still has to go, I will not keep teaching. I need that break.
Health wise, I am only so-so. I have been have a LOT of joint pain and weakness, overall tired feeling, headaches, muscles aches and stomach issues. I am progressively getting worse, but I have decided that it may be due to a new medicine that I started a month ago. I didn't really put two and two together until last night. Symptoms are all there. It makes me sad that it didn't work, but I'd rather not feel like I've been hit by a truck. I'll be calling the doctor tomorrow to make sure, but pretty sure I'm getting off of it. I've also been diagnosed with endometriosis in the last two weeks and will be starting a new shot for that. Yes, it is rare to get it after a hysterectomy, but not impossible, since I still have my ovaries. Apparently taking them out is not a cure all and it is highly likely that it will stay or come back, so the shot it is. Sigh. I can't seem to catch a break on this whole health thing. I get tired of feeling lousy all the time, but also know that it is just something or something else lately that I have to deal with. I get the treatment that the Doctors want to give me and then pray it works. I try very hard not to let the health issues get me down, but sometimes its hard.
I guess that's all for now. Hoping that this week goes by quickly and that Anna is done with Summer school after this week. We both need a good break. If nothing else we have a good trip to Dallas coming the end of the month. Ready for that break.
My Colectomy - Day Two
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