September 13th, 2006

Cut cuddle and be Cute

Getting lost

Well, it was bound to happen in the next few weeks. Julio and I got lost. I found a new door to Whitby thanks to some kind and helpful people I don't think I know. I did manage to keep my cool, which is a very good thing. I hate feeling lost. Now, I'm just doing little things to keep the pain manageable. It is incredibly challenging.

I'm seriously considering taking my walker to class with me, but since I'm also taking a quiz in disability services, I'm not sure if I will. I guess I can try it. I just know that I need to keep the pain manageable.

I have to swallow my pride and accept that things are not the same as last year. I also have to decide how I should handle using a walker outside of the building. It's not easy crossing a street without being able to take full advantage of your Guide Dog's skills. Has anyone done this before?

On a completely unrelated note, the lip still hurts. I am learning my lesson about biting my lip the hard way. Bad Nickie!

Cut cuddle and be Cute

And miles to go before I sleep

What a crazy day! I haven't had a chance to stop anc catch my breath since 7 this morning. I had a lot of reading and general preparation for class this morning, spent a while getting accommodations for a quiz nailed down, went to philosophy, had lunch, took the quiz, went to my room to grab my walker, went down to Holy Writ Rewrit, managed to get through class even though I needed an ice pack or something to take the edge off the pain, got back up hear, emailed my professor the answers to a different quiz and now need to read for socialwork class tomorrow. I will make it, but I'm sitting here thinking that I need a break from balancing all of this. I guess it's been a crazy week and a half for everyone by the sounds of things. Hopefully we'll all manage things.

I'm trying to strike a balance of having fun and managing the pain. I'm not going to comment on that now, though, because I need to get Julio outside, then warm something up for dinner and read.

On the bright side, our philosophy professor had us do relaxation exercises in class. She said she could tell I've done them before and that I really did well with them. It did actually help bring the pain down for a few minutes.

I've also really enjoyed my classes and loved the beautiful weather. As stressed as I feel, and as much pain as I'm in, I'm really enjoying being back at school. I just need to find some more spoons.

Links to come soon, I swear!

Hugs!
Nickie

Cut cuddle and be Cute

Stuff I found interesting

I promised I was going to post some links, and so I shall. Now that I finished what I needed to with regards to classwork, I'm finding ways to unwind. Here are a few posts and things I liked or found interesting.

First, a discussion on
The consequences of modern life.
I think it's like anything, there's good and not-so-good things with technology.

Denise
saw my thoughts on the Chicken Soup book
and has an important point. Are the Chicken Soup books really helping? Thank you, Denise, your kind words made a challenging day easier to deal with!

Denise also comments on some of the messed up thinngs
with hospitals and healthcare.
I've been rather vocal about this before, so I'll leave it alone for now. But my question is, if I don't even realize that I did NOT go totally blind from the anesthesia, how should I know if the ice pack is helping? Or, for that matter, what my pain is like. Am I sick because it hurts or sick because of the drugs?

Apparently, this has been around since May, but I don't think I knew about it. Google has a thing called Google Co-op, where you can do searches, and others can mark things that are good.
The one for health is here.

This is well-timed with my recent realization that people in the Bible actually disagreed with God on some issues.
It wasn't just the guys.

The way I've felt recently, this may be necessary. It looks like it's cheaper in volume. Anyone want
Cafinated soap?

Here's the run down of what we're studying in Holy Writ Rewrit (the Bible in literature.) I had to read
Genesis 12-37
for this week,
Genesis 38-50
and
Psalm 147
for this Monday. At least it gives me inscentive to read parts of the Bible with new eyes! I don't like that my classes make me have more questions than answers sometimes. That goes with the territory, and at least my brain has stuff to chew on.</p>

Oh, did I mention that I figured out where most of the quotes in "Tower of Babbel" from Godspel came from? Philosophy. What is this, remind Nickie of musicals she's actually seen day? If I get songs from "Two-by-two" in my head, I will scream, even if it might violate quiet hours.