Wednesday, January 30, 2013

One day left of this blurred month

First off, this post has nothing to do with school because I've hardly been at school all month! I'm on day 28 of my illness and still feel mostly yucky! The pneumonia is gone but I have pleurisy (inflammation of the lung lining membrane), which appears like it's never going to get better. It causes a great deal of pain. Some of what  I've gone through this month...

  
a round of antibiotics

lots of cough syrup

Ibuprofen for the pleurisy (I've been taking ibuprofen for the past 16 days - 8 pills a day to help with the pain)

2 chest x-rays and a chest CT scan with contrast dye.



Today was the second day this month I worked a complete day. If you have ever experience pleurisy, please leave me a comment and tell me how long it lasted. I'm starting to get discouraged. Today I started on some herbal medicine to see if that would make a difference. 

   


Thursday, January 24, 2013

First full day in over a week

This is how my morning started out. A beautiful Arizona sunrise!


I guess this is the advantage of having to drive thirty plus minutes to work each day. Today was the first day I worked a full day since I came down with pneumonia. I have to say by 2:00 today, I thought I was going to die! Where's that couch in the lounge when you need it!! We use to have a very comfy couch in the teachers lounge that was the "go to" place when you just needed to feel better. I think I was a little overzealous thinking I could make it a full day without some consequences. Tomorrow I will be more realistic and work  a half day. I can't believe how bad this illness is kicking my butt. I can't even walk half way around the block without feeling wiped out. So in terms of my manifesto, I have definitely been getting more sleep this year but for all the wrong reasons!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

And its been cold.....


It's been a cold week for us in the desert! 


       




So far 2013 has been a challenging year! My brother in law passed away suddenly last week. It's been emotionally difficult. Through this tragedy, one thing I have been reminded of is what an amazing man I married. He and has been the rock for the family. I am really lucky to have him!

I also have been sick for the past two weeks. I finally dragged myself to the doctor yesterday and a good thing I did. It turns out I have pneumonia in my left lung. I'm learning to sleep sitting up but its not quite the same as laying down!?!

I'm hoping the second half of January is better than the first half!





Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Manifesto for 2013

This blog inspired me to make my own manifesto for 2013. So here it is...


what's your manifesto for 2013?