Monday, January 28, 2008

This t-shirt says it all

Besides science fair, and starting to teach Saturday school, and the new science program we're starting, and the petition that is now up to 262 signatures (that's right, fools!) and trying to keep up with the new influx of emails, not much has been going on. This is the part of the school year we like to call "Boot Camp." That's meant not only for the kids, but actually mostly for the teachers. From now till April, it's all about getting ready for TAKS, and that means I've been working at least 12 hour days since we got back from Christmas break. It's hell, but I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and say, hey, it's only 3 more months. And by "positive" I mean "lots of beer" and by "attitude" I mean "in the fridge."
The really crazy thing about all this is that after I wrote my last post about all the pain I've been in and the sorry state of my body, I did some serious impulse shopping from Amazon (like 4 books in 5 minutes) and what I've found out has really helped. I can't believe I put off admitting for so long the kind of pain I was experiencing. Looking back, if I just would've admitted it, I guess I could've moved forward with it a lot sooner. But nonetheless I'm excited because it seems like for the first time since I finished Interferon (which is I guess a year and a half ago) I've seen some improvement in how I feel. It's pretty astounding that changing a few simple things can make that kind of difference. I'm thrilled, though- like really thrilled- to be feeling better. The pain was making me crazy. Nick Nolte crazy. Brittney Spears crazy. Okay, not Brittney Spears crazy. Leave Brittney alone!



Snobby Bobby said...

I'm very proud of you monkey! I know it was tough to admit that you were in that much pain. But I'm glad you did and can now see a way to deal with it. I'm here for ya, no matter what you need.

Monkey 2

Carver said...

Hey Lori, I'm glad that you are starting to feel better and I know how tough it is to admit how much pain you're in. That may be hard to believe that I know how tough it is to admit it. It's not exactly a secret that I've had chronic pain and pain management, starting a few months after my groin LND. However, I find it hard to talk about beyond a certain point. I don't want to become a whiner but the reality is pain sucks and feeling you have to keep it to yourself doesn't help. I hope you will show continued improvement. As ever, Carver

Amanda said...

I am so proud of you and I am sorry that I have allowed so much time to go by without you in my life. I miss you so very much. Your my family and one of my best friends. (even after a decade of not speaking) I love you L.

One Mother with Cancer said...

I hope things continue to improve...

Anonymous said...

I love you and I love the new pics on the site....

BaldyLocks said...

Whoa! What happened here? It looks fantastic! You look super gorgeous in your new photos!

I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better. Pain can really alter your life, even when you think you're used to it.

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