Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


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Crowning me … part 2

Tomorrow is the big day – I get my crown put in.  On.  Whatever.  I cannot wait for this process to be over.  My tooth aches at expose to warm or cold, which makes the combo of breakfast cereal and coffee painful.  It has gradually gotten better – I no longer need to take Motrin after breakfast for the pain – but it is still a bit painful at times.  I just want my mouth to go back to normal.

And Sophie?  She’s sick again.  She missed about half of February but did really well last week – that is, she went to school all five days.


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Crowning me…part 1

I started the process of getting my crown replaced today – plus I got a filling replaced.  All in all, it went well but my jaw is achy on that side.  I can’t wait for THAT to stop.  All I felt like eating today was soup.  They cleaned up several places on my teeth and made sure that the tooth they were crowning was ready, then sent digital images to the lab that will make my tooth.  The last time I had this done, I had to bite into some goop (nice technical term, don’t you think?) and then they sent that off.  Ah times have changed.

Otherwise, there isn’t really much going on.  The school threatened to send Sophie home again today but (a) we just took her to the doctor who said she wasn’t sick and (b) her temperature apparently never got above 99.6 – which isn’t a fever according to the doctor.  If I have to, I will go back to the doctor and get her to write a note to that effect so that the school has to stop this nonsense.  My daughter has as much right to an education as other children, at least at the moment.  That may change under the current presidential administration; we shall see.


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Update on seizures

Well, I cannot believe it has been 22 days since I posted about my daughter’s seizure.  I did talk to her neurologist, or rather her father did.  He thinks it was the problem getting her medicine from the pharmacy and that once she was back on it regularly, she wouldn’t have any more problems.  So far, so good.  22 days and no more seizures.  That was still scary – and somewhat discouraging, in that her seizures are controlled but definitely not going away.

Sigh.  Well, she was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy that she won’t grow out of so I suppose it really shouldn’t surprise me.  Still, you can’t help being disappointed.  I suppose that somewhere in the recesses of my mind there was a small, flickering hope that it would go away.  I know that’s not rational, but there you have it.  As a mother, I can’t help it.

At any rate, life is going back to normal.  We’ve all had a bad cold for over a week now.  That is getting really old, really fast.  If I could just curl up and sleep for a day or two, I’m sure I’d recover quicker, but of course that isn’t going to happen.  This weekend was restful, but of course there was still laundry, grocery shopping, etc. that had to be done.  Ah well.  It is what it is.  I’ll get better any way, but I would really LOVE to sleep.

Right now that is what I want for my upcoming birthday – sleep!

There’s not much else going on.  Due to the health issues, my daughter was out of school all week.  I don’t think she’s gone a full week to school this year, between being sick, holidays, and snow.  Sigh.  I hate that she’s missed so much school – and it makes getting her into a regular schedule difficult.  She did make it through the day today, which was wonderful – and she ate a good dinner, which made me happy.  (LOL, it is the little things that please me these days!)