Our hostess says:
Since I didn't really set a challenge for myself, the current challenge I'm facing right now is healing from my surgery. The pain medicine is the worst! Once my nerve block wore off, I started using my medications. I had to stop, though. Too many side effects! Extreme itching (I should buy stock in Benadryl!), terrible heart burn (more stock in Tums), and a few other difficulties which are a little embarrassing to write here. I requested a different medication, but I'm having trouble with that one, too. And crazy muscle spasms! The side effects of meds are as bad as the pain.
I tried telling the nurse not to put the IV on the inside of my arm, but she didn't listen and ended up sticking me twice anyway leaving huge, purple bruises. I tried telling her my veins would collapse. Someone else had to come in and do my IV. Needless to say, my blood pressure shot up after that.
One of the most important things I'm thankful for, not just right now, but always, is my family. I wish my dad were still with us, but I'm grateful for my husband, kids, mom, sister, and even my in-laws. I love them. How many people can say that?
I'm thankful for friends, entertainment, technology, and most of all, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I'm thankful for time off from work, not just to heal, but to enjoy the holidays. One of the few perks of being a teacher is being off work when your kids are out of school. With all of the changes in curriculum and instruction in my district right now, some days I just want to quit. Bureaucracy has sucked the joy out of teaching, red tape, differing philosophies, disrespect from students and, in come cases, their parents, and lack of support from administration.
And now... I'm going to continue my Judge Judy marathon! Happy Thanksgiving!
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