Sunday Post ~ UIL & Germs

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This week has also flown by. Our UIL speaking kids went Tuesday night to competition and 13 placed! They were awesome and so well behaved. Wednesday I spent the day grading UIL writing. Three more students placed with their writings, one in each grade level. I spent the rest of my day getting my bills straightened out, recalculating how to handle paying off the remainder of my debt since my big fat easy plan was foiled. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be (the debt), so that was reassuring. However, I do have to buy tires this month. So there’s an extra grand added to the pot right there. *sigh*

On Thursday my school nurse checked my throat and said I needed to go. I was able to get an appointment within 15 minutes. The nurse was utterly rude, asked questions you are only asked in initial appointments (diagnoses, history, surgeries). I couldn’t believe she was claiming none of my information was there. I’ve been a patient for five years. All of my diagnoses and 1 of my 2 surgeries happened under this medical facility’s care. When I questioned her about it, she just brushed it off that she didn’t now, and then asked me if I understood the Speak Up initiative (which is for patients to speak up if they feel something isn’t right about their care). Seriously?? That’s what I was just doing. She did not, however, ask the every appointment questions (have you fallen in the last 30 days, do you feel safe at home, etc.)  and refused to do a throat swab for strep! I started getting pretty heated. The doctor did do the swab and it came back negative. Since I have such large tonsils, even a slight inflammation will feel strep-like. It looks like strep with all the redness and inflammation, minus the pus. Another viral infection that is unexplained. I just finished Tamiflu the week before and I’m sick again. I don’t get it.

I had my second diabetes class on Friday morning. It was OK. It is with a new person, not the one who taught the first class. I asked her if she would be doing the remaining classes, and she made it awkward and uncomfortable for me in that she pointedly made a deal about it. I just wanted to know. You would think they would schedule you with the same person for the series of classes. At least that was my impression, so that’s why I asked. I did learn that being sick spikes your blood sugar, which explains why mine has been higher than normal. I made a goal to eat breakfast four days a week. That is a big struggle for me.

The rest of the UIL competitions were on Saturday. I was so disappointed because so many of our kids did not show up. Some coaches had no kids competing whatsoever. I hate that, and I hate that some are such slackers that I really question whether they have actually been coaching and holding practices or just filling out paperwork to get a second paycheck this summer. It was a disaster for our school. I’m glad it is behind us. My school hosts next year and we have some plans and ideas about how to make things better for us.

Since the big thing with my diabetes is not the sugar but the carbs, I ate a bunless burger for the first time Saturday night. Besides it being messy and hard to handle, I liked it. I think that is a change I can make and follow through with.

This morning I woke up with all the gunky stuff that comes with a cold. My head hurts, my eyes hurt, my ear is now starting to bother me. I feel snot-filled and can’t breathe well and my throat is killer. Swallowing sips of water is painful. I would rather have had strep. At least I would get antibiotics and be good to go in a few days.

Once again, I got very little reading done. I have got to finish this book today or I may just drive myself crazy. I did not meet my January Reading Assignment goal, but I am hoping to stay on target this month for all of my goals.

I worked a little in my bullet journal this week, updating my trackers and setting up my February spreads. I still have things I need to go back and finish that I’ve been putting off. Maybe I can get to those on Tuesday.

  • Monday
    • Review ~ The Scandalous Flirt
  • Tuesday
    • Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books On My TBR The Longest…That I Still Haven’t Read
    • Teaser Tuesday & Intro ~ One True Pairing
  • Wednesday
    • WWW Wednesday
    • My Favorite ~ TBD
  • Thursday
    • Beyond the Books ~ Romantic Movies & Shows
  • Friday
    • Book Blogger Hop ~ 2.9.18

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@sissybearla

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Post ~ UIL & Germs

  1. I’m sorry you’ve been sick. It seems like everyone is. I’ve been on antibiotics and still feel sick. =( And we see spikes in my son’s blood sugar when he is sick. (He’s Type 1 Diabetic.)

    I hope you feel better soon and have a good week!

  2. I hope you are feeling better, Charlie. I am sorry you’ve run into some not so friendly people recently both at the doctor’s office and with the diabetes class. I had a similar experience to the one you described with the second class instructor at my daughter’s dance studio. I had asked a simple questions and her rather defensive response seemed out of proportion. I just wanted to know if the Valentine’s Day fundraiser had come in since the date given was the day before . . . I am glad you didn’t end up with strep throat. Here’s hoping you had a better week this week!

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