Friday, February 24, 2012

Well That Explains Things!

I finally got the results of my sleep study. I definitely have sleep apnea. Apparently I stopped breathing a total of 255 times during the study, or an average of 38 times per hour. They said this would explain my constant headaches, total exhaustion, and blurry vision.  As if that wasn't bad enough, my oxygen level drops down to 87% while I'm sleeping (95% is considered ideal) so I also have hypopnea (not enough air gets to the lungs). 

I go next Friday night for another sleep study, but this time I will be using the cpap machine.  Now Brian and I can have his and her breathing contests.  I'm sure we will look adorable! Even though I'm dreading the machine, it's going to be nice not always being exhausted.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Shaney!

1st Official 8 year old picture!

My little man is 8 years old today! Where does the time go? I am so happy he came into my life! He makes me laugh so much at some of the silly things he says and does. I'm very happy to call him my son!  Happy Birthday Shaney!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Like Him, I Really Like Him!

Went to see my new rheumatologist on Friday, and I left feeling very relieved.  He did all sorts of tests, asked Brian and myself many questions, and determined that it is definitely Fibromyalgia. He didn't make me feel like I was crazy or making up the pain.  He was very caring, and spent a good amount of time with us and didn't rush us through the appointment.  He changed several of my medications (plus gave me one to help me sleep), and gave me cortisone shots in both of my hips to relieve some of the pain there.  He is sending me to get a bone density test and some xrays, plus more blood-work. He did tell me that I have carpal tunnel in both of my wrists and gave me some braces to wear for that, plus he is sending me to get physical therapy to help with the pain in my arms and shoulders.   He told me that we would work together to figure out a way to manage my pain.

So as I said, I like him, I really like him!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Just found out that I'm a finalist for Teacher of the Year! Not sure how I feel about this! I know it's an honor to be nominated, and I really do appreciate the nomination. My problem is that Teacher of the Year is voted on by your colleagues. I love my colleagues, but how do they know what I do in the classroom? I think Teacher of Year should be voted on by administration since they are the ones who are in and out of the classrooms everyday. To me Teacher of the Year is more of a popularity contest.  To make matters worse, I'm up against the math teacher in my grade level. So now I have to deal with the pressure of whether or not my colleagues like me better than her! I feel like I am back in high school!  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Just kidding! As I told my students, whether I win or lose, I know I'm a good teacher who does everything in her power to ensure her students succeed! I really am happy and honored to be nominated!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Admit It, I'm Spoiled!

My parents left town yesterday to attend a funeral in Colorado. They will not be back until Friday night.  My husband is also out of town at this time.  So right now it is just me and my boys. I realized just how spoiled I was yesterday morning when I had to get the boys up, fed, and ready for school. Not to mention making the little one's lunch and snack for school. I am so used to getting up, getting dressed, waking up the boys, and dropping them off with my dad. My dad then deals with breakfast, snacks, etc... Brian usually deals with after school pick up for the teenager since it's on his way home from work, which allows me to go home straight from work.  I really miss my family.

I admit it, I'm spoiled and I love it!