Archive for May 22nd, 2012
» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 3:53 pm by
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74 of 365/2- My last parent/teacher conference EVER!
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Seventeen years ago, my eldest child entered Kindergarten. I have not missed a single parent/teacher conference since. The disabled guy never went to these before he was disabled because he was at work (briefly, in the Army, she turned five his last year in and after that, over-the-road trucker. Then, the stroke and he never went).
Early on, I used to make him go. He’d sit there and smile and nod while the teacher talked to me. But, that early in the time following his stroke, he was downright cranky and hard to deal with. And I was learning as we were going and I decided to pick my battles. Getting him to eat enough each day was a battle I was willing to fight. Getting him to shower daily was a battle I was willing to fight. Forcing him to go into the school every three months- not one I was willing to fight.
So, I did it all. Every single one. And there was one year I had three kids at three different schools. I hated parent/teacher conferences. Not because of my kids- hell, no. My kids are fantastic. Even the boy. He had a few years where his thing was not to turn in homework, but to ace all his tests and pass the class with a solid C. Perfectly average grade.
I hated conferences because they were inconvenient and after elementary school, not geared for any kind of ease for the parent. And that’s fine, really. Because even in middle school, the conferences didn’t bother me. March 3, 2006 was parent/teacher conferences at the middle school. I had a 7th grader (the girl pictured above) and 8th grader (the boy). The older kid was a junior in high school that year. At 7 AM, I walked out my back door to take my old wooden cane to the shop so the disabled guy could paint it for me. I was going to give it away. I slipped and fell on the ice. It wasn’t even proper ice. It was a thick layer of frost that looked like fluffy coconut frosting on a cake. I tore up my right knee for the 8th or 9th time in about 20 years. I was screaming in agony and calling for help. The pain still makes me cringe. The kids came running. The disabled guy did not. Kat (the oldest) got a patio chair for me to lift myself up on and Jase (the boy) went into the house and got the set of crutches we had.
I still went to parent/teacher conferences at 8 AM at the middle school. Except the teachers came downstairs to the office to see me so I wouldn’t have to traipse all over the school to see them. At 930 AM, after dropping the kids off at home, I drove myself to the ER.
And now we know that day was the beginning of the end. That was the real start to everything else that culminated with my getting my knee replaced in 2009 and finally being diagnosed properly with fibromyalgia. (and between March 2006 to December 2008, I gained far too much weight because I was unable to exercise).
So, my March 2006 conference at the high school- on crutches. May 2006, I was using the cane that I had planned on giving away. Every subsequent parent/teacher conference was using one cane, till 2007 when I started using two canes. 2009, March’s conferences were right before the knee-replacement surgery- so two canes. May 2009, I got out of the hospital at noon on a Tuesday (I had been in overnight for the "manipulation under anesthesia" which is a tame way of saying, "we’re gonna knock your ass out and bend your knee for you to break up those adhesions"- which is a nice way of saying "scar tissue"). So I got out of the hospital on that Tuesday and that Thursday, I was at the parent/teacher conferences in a borrowed wheelchair.
What bothered me about the high school’s parent/teacher conferences the last five years is that they would change up the entry point. The conferences are in the "big gymnasium" (they have two gyms, a big one and a small one) and the teachers are set up at tables in alphabetical order. Easy-peasy-rice-and-cheesy. Except that it was a lot of standing and waiting because it was open to all from 4 PM to 7 PM. But, the first couple years, they had the entry point right there at the big gym doors. Go in, get your paperwork, sign in, go in and that’s it. Then one day, out of the blue, they had us going halfway up the length of the school to the entrance to the small gym to sign in and get our paperwork, then walking all the way back down to the big gym. Plus, I had to go down two ramps. Using two canes. I was in agony already, from having walked from the parking lot to the proper doors, only to walk all the way back up to the other entrance then all the way back down again. It was ridiculous.
When I asked about it, the staff at the sign-in table would say it wasn’t true, that they had always signed in at this door. "Bullshit," I’d reply (I didn’t care anymore), "I’ve been here X-number of years and this is the first time…" or whatever… they would even mix it up over the course of the year! So I’d park near the door only to find out I had to schlep all the way back to the other.
I came to loathe parent/teacher conferences.
And now… I am DONE!
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» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:26 pm by
Question by .: What Organ Is Effected by Right Side Chest Pain – What Organ Causes the Pain?
What organ causes the pain in the right side of the chest.
I have a mucus-cough issue and I ate some steak, now I have some right sided chest pain.
Answer by nicnick23
You’ve got mucus in your lungs. Try some mucinex.
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» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 10:08 am by
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Dwight Clark and Everson Walls, San Francisco, Calif., 1982
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What’s ironic about this picture, which came to be known as The Catch, is that I never wanted it to happen. I had been covering the Dallas Cowboys the entire NFL season. I was given total access: the locker room, the trainer’s room, the off-limits spots where no photographer had been before. I’d seen the things the Cowboys did so they could play in pain. I’d become friends with one player who, the first time I was in the locker room, came up to me and said, "I want you to take a picture of me getting a needle in my shoulder." I looked around, thinking maybe I was being put on, and said, "You’re kidding, right? Why would you want me to do that?" He said, "Because I want to give it to my son to make sure he never plays football again." On the day of this game the same player said, "I don’t know what to do. My knee is in such pain, my shoulder is in pain, but I can’t take two shots. It’s too much. I don’t know which one to take." With 58 seconds left in the NFC Championship Game, Joe Montana rolled out to my left and launched a pass. Something to my right came into my peripheral vision, and I reached for my camera with the 50mm lens, trying to focus. I just started hitting the motor drive and shot. Dwight Clark caught the ball probably 20 feet away from me. The 49ers scored the touchdown that sent them to the Super Bowl and the Cowboys’ season was over. I was heartbroken. I had spent a whole season with the team and had gotten close with the players. I went in the locker room after the game and the mood was as if somebody had lost their family in a car crash. In a single moment my whole story went down the tubes. But the shot of Clark catching the touchdown pass ran on the cover of SI and became the most famous picture I’ve ever taken.
» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 7:15 am by
Question by Shirl: what new back patches have recently come out for back pain?
doctor has prescribed lipaderma patches for back pain, is there such a patch?
Answer by brittanyyy
I have never heard of it, and also couldn’t find any info about it online when I searched ‘lipaderma pain relief.’
Just take the perscription to your pharmacist, and ask them about it.
There’s a lot of different pain meds. that are great for treating back pain.
Ex. Hydrocodone, Fentanyl patches, Morphine (all strong narcotics).
There’s a device called a TENS Unit. It sends electromagnetic frequencies to your spinal nerves, which get there before the pain can.
There are also more extreme methods such as spinal blocks.
Some of these methods combined with seeing a Chiropractor have really helped me.
Just talk to your doctor (maybe get a new one), and figure out what methods/combos are best for you.
Maybe even try seeing a pain specialist.
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» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:11 am by
Question by I.AM.ME.: Does Mintiva Topical Pain Relief Cream work well for TMJ?
I have been diagnosed with TMJ (temperal mandibular joint disorder) for a little over a year, my mother has been diagnosed for over 20 years. I heard about Mintiva from a TMJ website and was wondering if it really worked.
Answer by Kat
Nothing really works. You can take the strongest narcotic and as soon as it wears off the pain comes back. I know,I have it myself. I wake up with a headache every single day. The only thing that will help is to see a specialist.
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» posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 12:11 am by
Question by chgriffin85: I have a chronic pain in my foot but it’s not broken, what could the diagnosis be?
I stepped down on my foot harder than usual and how I have these sudden jolts of pain that occur when I’m walking and when I put pressure on the upper part of my foot (the area near my toes). I initially thought my foot may be broken but Im able to move my toes and there’s no swelling or brusied area on my foot. This is really confusing and bothersome even thought I’m still able to walk. Could someone help me out and try to explain to me what the problem could be?
Answer by sunshine
you may have sprained your foot,which is also pretty painful and can take3 to 6 weeks to get better.try soaking your foot in warm water with epson salt in it.helps the pain short term
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