April 4, 2018: Seeking Solutions

Today has me feeling a bit under the weather, so I stayed home to get some much needed rest, and care for my wrist. I called the orthopedist to inquire about any physical therapy options available, but someone will get back to me tomorrow, due to the doctors and medical assistant being unavailable. I want the discomfort to end, but I also want to avoid surgery.

While having this time to heal and regroup is very necessary, I also need to have things ready in my classroom this week. There is always so much to do while caring for the little ones.

April 3, 2018: Stressful

It’s been 2 weeks since I got the cortisone shot in my wrist to treat my tendinitis. The pain subsided for a few days, yet over the weekend it began to return. After a long workday of physical labor, my hand is back to feeling as uncomfortable as it did before I got the injection. So it appears that I need to seriously consider wrist surgery. And the thought of having surgery done is scary. I mean, I know that I need relief from pain, but I don’t know how long I’ll be without my left hand. There’s just so much uncertainty. I only know that I need my hand to feel better.

March 31, 2018: Returning

Today is a quiet afternoon in Paterson. I first went to visit my mother’s gravesite in Clifton. I’m glad that I got to spend more time to visit her, especially since my time was so limited last weekend. It was so nice to see the lilacs I picked up for her blooming.

Andy and I are currently in our family’s house. They’re out running errands, so we’re sitting in the living room watching the Mets game. So many memories come to mind as I sit in the living room. I grew up in this house, spent many hours in this living room reading and watching tv. Now I visit, but I never tire of coming here. As long as my family still lives here, I will come back.

March 30, 2018: End of Week Thoughts

A few thoughts as I’m getting ready for work:

  • I really like Blueberry flavored coffee! Andy and I visited 7-11 yesterday morning before I went to work to have some. He’s has Blueberry coffee in the past and really enjoyed it. I still love going to Wawa for coffee, but the Blueberry coffee 7-11 has tastes really good.
  • Tomorrow I can’t forget to give my niece her Easter basket. She’s going to have her Easter Bunny gift a day early. I don’t think she’ll mind though. I still remember when I visited her when she was a baby, and all she wanted to do was play with the grass in the basket. Never mind the gift I got for her in the basket. It was truly adorable.
  • I’m happy that I’ve kept up with this blog as long as I have. I still aim to post twice a day. Perhaps that’s a goal for me as April comes near. We’ll see.