I have to go to work today. Bah! Humbug! I don’t want to go. A teacher never has enough time and I still have lots of things I need to do. For one, I need to move all my stuff out of the library where I’ve lived in a storage closet for the last 7 years and into a classroom. I’ve been a technology resource teacher for nine years and I’ll be back in the classroom next year. Sistah Pam told me at dinner the other night that there’s an opening for a TRT at another school but I’m not interested in applying. As close as I am to retirement, I’ll stay where I am.
I didn’t pack as much stuff as I should have last week because I thought I’d be teaching summer school and I figured I could do some packing while the kids worked on assignments. I really feel like I’m never off work. There’s always something nagging me that I have to take care of and summer is always filled with professional development and training. Still, it won’t nag me as much after I get my room moved and have my stuff secured over the summer.
I was sick yesterday. It took me a while to figure out what was wrong but I finally decided it was a reaction to codeine. My back has been really bothering me and, after working so hard in the garden, I could barely move Monday afternoon so I took a pain pill. I took another one before I went to bed. Yesterday, I felt terrible. Everytime I’d try to do something it would get worse. I scared DS when we were working in the garden and I had to sit down from dizziness and a racing heartbeat a couple of time. He made me come in the house and I hit the front door, staggered to the bathroom and vomited. It finally occured to me that the reason I have so many pain pills around is because I never take them. They make me feel bad. I looked up the side effects and it said, “Common side effects include dizziness, itching, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, drowsiness, vomiting, and euphoria.” So that’s how I spent yesterday…dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, sweaty and sleepy.
You know how the doctor’s always say, “Can you take codeine?” I always reply, “Sure.” Guess I just never made the connection that the codeine might be what makes me feels so bad the next day. Now, I know.
My weight is at 205 today so it’s slowly easing down. I’ll get there. I haven’t been at it long enough to do any real planning. One day at a time.