Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Is This Thing On?

ha ha
How is everyone? I suppose I should tell you what's been going on with me. I've had terrible back pain almost all of this school year. I tried just riding it out, but it finally got so bad it was in my hip and going down my leg. I had to give in and see an orthopedic specialist. We tried some things, but they didn't help. In fact, it was only getting harder and harder to make it through the day. The kids probably noticed the ice bag I so stylishly strapped around my waist.

Finally, last week I had an MRI and found out I have some bulging discs. I can't even tell you how good it felt to find out what the problem is and get on a path to correct it. Today I had a procedure with a really long name that I can't even remember, but what it was is an injection in my back. It might take three days to kick in, but I have a really good feeling that this is going to take care of it. PLEASE keep your fingers crossed for me. This has really made my life NOT fun, and as I told my doctor, all I want is my life back. (Gee, did that sound a bit dramatic to you? ha ha)

So if I've been a bit scatterbrained, please forgive me. Being with your beautiful children all day has been wonderful. I just want to be 100% again in ALL areas.

With that said, remember, there is no spelling test this week. We're using this time to finish up some loose ends and continue with some activities for our story, "Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type". We love that story so much!

In math, we are just beginning to work on adding tens. It's not an easy concept for most. A good way to practice at home is to add dimes to other coins. Like: "Here is 16 cents. How much will I have if I add ten cents? Twenty cents?", etc.

I'm off to get the ice bag. Let's hope there are no leaks this time.
Mrs. Mau

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