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Ready or not, going back to work Monday…(1/19)

so, I think i am ready for work now. It has been 5 weeks and the pain is mostly gone from my side (more on that in a minute), and I am down to one nap a day. And I am down to 1 vicodin a day as well. I need to get off the pills; I was/am addicted I think, and since dr. a. won’t give me anymore after this refill runs out, i am going to have to wean myself off the drugs. 😦

I went back to Huntington today (mostly to get money back in my coffers since Amazon is drying up) and boy was that a bad idea. I worked from 4:30-7 pm, and by 6 pm, i was in horrible pain. I wish i could have gone home, but the student i was tutoring really needed the help, so i stayed to help her but ran out of huntington to get home as fast as possible. (And i took a vicodin to help me out. how sad.)

well, I am looking forward to work at patterson monday (i actually am), and can’t wait to see all my dumbass students. I will, of course, show them my scar and have to explain to every class what happened and was it going on for the rest of the year.

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Ready to go back to work…(1/9)

well, here we are at 3 1/2 weeks after the surgery and i am ready for work. well, not really; i still tire too easily and probably won’t be able to stand up in front of the room for very long before i have to sit down and rest. i am down to just one nap a day and 1 or 2 vicodin a day (and today i haven’t taken any – but will probably take one soon). my side still feels like it is being pulled and stretched, but it isn’t as bad as it used to be. i am walking every day (doing 3 or 4 laps around my court and walking over to the neighboring court – about 20 – 25 minutes walking time). well, next week will be the week i go back and we will see how i do at work. 🙂

Another year done (12/31)…

Good bye 2009, hello 2010. I hope the new year finds everyone save and sound. And i hope you have a good year financially. I am thinking of getting a new job here in Modesto. I am tired of not having any money and need something new. My boss is a dick and I can’t stand him.

Crohn’s Today…

well, today is a good day. No pain, or minimal pain. I need to figure out what i ate or did differently to warrant the change. It might be the change back to 5mg of prednisone. i am supposed to do 2.5/5 alternating days and then go down to 2.5mg next week and stay there for 3 weeks until i see my doctor again.

in other personal news, i am teaching summer school: earth science. not a bad gig. the kids are ok. not the brightest, but not terrible either.