Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'm outta shape

lost 30 pounds
played freeze tag with my 5th graders
still outta shape.

thought I might pass out
no fast breathing
just not enough O2

Instead I blew my whistle
and concluded the game
and saved face

Thursday, April 12, 2012

at this very moment...

I have 3 students with head lice
I have 1 student hysterical crying because her stomach "just started" hurting. Right before gym. Right.
I have 1 student in ISR for bullying about all the head lice
I have 1 student laying on my floor refusing to go to Gym
I have 1 splitting headache
I have 2 forms of birth control I'm supposed to take before I start 'treatment' for my skin
I have 1 more doctor's appointment during a testing day
I have 100 reasons I'm ready to be home with my husband.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

exciting testing update and a gripe

Let's start out with the good news: State Writing Test (we took in February) Results came in today. 96% of my students passed!!!! One did not. I'll take it. Confirmation that this math teacher, can also teach writing....whoop! In other news the other two fifth grade classes had percents of 70% and 72% passing. That really gave my students a boost when it came to the tests they are taking now. They saw how their hard work paid off.

Moving on:
Dear Principals of the world. You are in charge. You are the boss. Do not let any certain teacher walk all over you. It makes the rest of the staff view you as less in charge. It also builds up animosity.
Love, Mrs. H

Happy State Testing!

State Test

Today is day 2/7 of state testing. It seems like everyone is more on edge. I personally am bored. I sit and walk and sit and walk for 3-4 hours while my students test. Yesterday I had time to write each student a good luck note for the math test next week. Today I'm caught up on grading. I am sleepy and I have to go to the bathroom!

Save me from testing,
Mrs. H

Friday, April 6, 2012

a shot in the stomach

Yesterday I went to the dermatologist. This was 2 years coming. I saw my PCP (primary care physician) 3 times, went through 2 referals, and waited 2 more months to get  in.  I was really afraid as I walked in the office, that all of that work and time would end in him telling me nothing was wrong, and that I would just have to deal with changing colors :).  I was also the only patient under the age of 70 in the office. 

As his nurse asked me questions, I started feeling more at ease. She listened and wrote a lot of what I told her. Dr. J came in a few moments later. He asked me much of the same questions again, but it was harder to answer this time because he immediately started pushing on all the whiter spots on my arm. He also just lifted the side of my shirt up to look at the white on my back and stomach.  He put on a few different pairs of glasses to look at it in different lights and magnifications.  He then stood and told me he wanted to take a biopsy. Then he left again.

The nurse came back in to prep me for the biopsy.  She gave me about 5 shots in the stomach! ouch!!!!! I felt every one. and. they. hurt. bad. The nurse told me they were going to hurt worse because I didn't have much stomach fat...:)   Then the nurse asked if I had any questions. I was thinking I haven't heard any information to have questions about.

The doctor came back and took a hole punch of skin from my stomach. Then left again.

By this point I was wondering if I was going to get any information.

He came back and the nurse told me how to care for my stitches in my stomach. He then started rattling off all this information super fast. He told me his thought process was that it was one of two conditions (assuming the biopsy comes back with nothing) and that both were very rare. He said I would most likely have to go before a board of dermatologists to be examined. He said that neither condition will cause me any serious health issues, but neither would be easy to reverse. 

So in seven to ten days, I 'should' know more.