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    Hi all,
    As some of you know already, I teach in a pretty tough high school. So, I was pretty upset this week when I got a really bad menstrual headache/nausea, missed work Monday, went in Tuesday but the nausea & headache came back from driving & the noise & light made it worse. I had to ask coworkers to cover for me, no sub teachers were available & I went home at 8:30am. I missed Wednesday too. And it probably didn't help me recover to be upset & worried about being labeled negatively over it.

    I was so touched when I got back to find that my classes had been really good with the substitutes. I found a positive note about them & most importantly, I came back to work completed & did not come back to grafitti or damage to the room. Usually, I have to battle behavior for several days to get the kids back on track, but this time, they all said they missed me & not even one kid gave me a hard time at all.

    And a few of my coworkers came by to see if I was ok or needed anything, even my assistant principal who could've been a real jerk about my leaving on Tuesday just said he was glad I was back & said to let him know if I needed anything. What a difference from my old principal (he resigned last summer) who screamed at me & threatened to write me up over my IC absences.

    And today was an especially nice day. I'm advisor for the Spanish club & the members had a potluck lunch. The club officers brought me a chocolate rose (I won't eat it, but the thought counts!) & a Valentine's card. My students who were nationally honored for their foreign language achievement got their award letters today & they came by surprised & happy today too.

    I'm going to get 3 little plants & thank you cards this weekend for the teachers that covered for me, giving up their own prep periods. And one class got ice cream today, left over from the Spanish Club party we had today. I'll come up with some sort of Valentine's treat for the 2 other classes next Wednesday.

    What a relief! And I feel pretty okay today, so whatever it was (probably my period) has passed. Thank God for continuous use bc pills, so I don't have to do that every month....

    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

  • #2
    Hi Kadi!

    Sorry to hear you were sick. It's nice to know you are feeling better!:woohoo: It is such a great feeling to know that the people you thought might not be understanding ended up being very understanding. You are such a nice person and you deserve all the support you can get when you are not feeling well. I am sure you are one of those teachers that a kid will never forget. One that inspires young people to be passionate about their education and future. Hugs, Rach
    When life hands you lemons make lemonade. But when life hands you a load of crap, don't make anything. Trust me on this one.

    Diagnosed in 2001
    Elmiron, Elavil, Atarax, Ditropan, Prosed DS, Hydracodone when needed


    • #3
      I'm so glad you're feeling better. Every time you post about your teaching experiences I am forever touched by the contribution educators make to our world.

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      • #4
        Kadi, that is wonderful. Those kind of things seems to put blessing in our life, and then we realize there are truly people who cares and are thoughtful. I am glad to hear you had a great day. They are like angels.



        • #5
          That's great that everyone helped out in a pinch and your students were good as well. Sorry you had such a yucky weeks.


          • #6
            What a great story! I'm so glad your coworkers are so supportive

            *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
            *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
            *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
            *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

            **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.