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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Double Wammy or was it Triple?

I went in to work today to review test data , make decisions on student placement and file an appeal if necessary. The data was incredibly controverted. It was presented in numerous charts which covered my whole desk. Did I mention that my office had been cleaned but everything was out of order because the cleaning crew did not put it back the way it belonged?

I lost track of the time while trying to figure out how to condense and display so many variables in a way that made sense. My hypoglycemia kicked in because I had not eaten on time. At the same time I felt pressure in my chest from indigestion. On the way to the local convenience store, I started to think about how my Mom and sister had heart attacks before they were my age and scared myself. I was also thinking about all of Beth's medical problems and got overwhelmed. I started to cry and made the mistake of calling my husband. He got my father and came to get me so that I would not drive. They wanted me to go to the hospital. I felt pretty foolish because by then, I had eaten and felt a lot better.

Oh well, it is nice to know that they would come to the rescue. Anyway, we did go to our doctor's office. He ran an electrocardiogram and took my blood pressure. Both were fine. I did turn out to have infections in both ears and a mild case of acid reflux.  He ordered a stress test and some other tests that I should have had done anyway. I plan to take it easy tomorrow and the next day then attack those statistics again on Friday.


  1. You know, stress just kind of takes over sometimes. I have noticed as I get older, I can't deal with it like I used to. I often think that my daughter did me a favor by removing herself from my life. I still deal with her addiction, but it's easier from afar. Be good to yourself. You deserve it.

  2. Good for you taking a few days to rest!! We all suffer battle fatigue at times...and this is one hell of a battle we're in! Take care of yourself. Kristi

  3. Isn't it interesting that we take care of all of those around us...our addicts...our children...our spouses...our parents...our neighbors...our friends; and yet we feel a tad uncomfortable that someone, like your husband and father want to take care of you! I'm glad that you reached out to them, and that they came to your rescue. Take care of you! ((Hugs and prayers your direction))

  4. Big huge hug you poor thing! All the stress built upon itself and hit you at once! I am glad you have such a good husband and dad.

  5. Hoping the time off is restful and beneficial. This journey takes its toll, for sure. I'm glad you have supportive family and I'm praying you'll feel more like yourself soon!

  6. Stress sucks. I took yesterday off from everything because I felt (rightly so) that the s**t was going to hit the fan. All my senses told me to gather strength and WHAM - 4:20 AM the call came from Australia. My stomach is in knots and I feel the stress mounting.
    Please take good care of yourself. I am glad that you allowed yourself to be taken care of and that you were seen by your doctor. It was good to confirm that your heart is in good shape.
    Good idea to take some days to recuperate.
    xx kris

  7. It is nice to know you have a knight in shining armor to come to your rescue! (well, two even!)
    Oh my how scary that must have been!
    Hope you're resting now!
    God bless.

  8. I'm glad to hear that you are okay. Please take care of yourself...all this stress is awful for us.