yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    According to horror stopries my Mom told me, if your cousin's wife is three months along with twins, there's probably not a lot of announcing required, at least for people who see her in person. My Mom said that she went from skinny to absolutely huge seemingly overnight when she was carrying me and my sister.



    Also sorry to hear about your DH. 51 days. Yikes. :-(
  2. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Finish up reservations and such in the early a.m.
    Head out to Postal Annex for faxing and pkg send offs to various places.
    Oregon daughter - posts on FB - sentimental Xmas blessing for me and mine...ahhh, I miss you too!
    Texas daughter - sees post on FB - it's now a challenge as to who can make mom cry with sentimental comments. yikes....in a good way.
    Dear Son, chimes in on Facebook, "got y'all beat - I live within 45 minutes of mom and I'm the good child-HA!"...lol. Look at FB later, there are all kinds sibiling comments being thrown around between the three of them which really makes me laugh. I vow to always always stay out of it.
    I have to admit,,,it was a good start to the day yesterday.
    No work out, at all, the day just simply fills up.
    Drag out Christmas Tree, with lights already on it, we thought it was broken but together we figured it out.
    DH decorated Fireplace Mantel for the first time in our entire togetherness years, I almost fainted! from near shock.
    Massage was great but the facial she gave me was over the moon. ahhhhh, relaxed.
    Rain - lovely rain, we so need it, sleepy time to the rain all night...wonderful.
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    mon and tues....rough lessons... left early...have only done that one other time in the last 5 years...just need a break

    taught two classes on those days as well

    wed...taught 3 fitness classes...totally schooled them...they definitely paid a price for the mood I was in :)...they loved it
  4. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    @Pygmalion--I wish I saw my cousin and his wife more often. Unfortunately, since they live in Georgia and I live in Maryland, it is typically 1-2 times a year. (I think we have managed 2x/year each of the last three years.) So we'll have to see baby bump--or mountain--photos via FB.


    WEDNESDAY:
    9-1:30--Graded the dribs and drabs that had been on the back burner until now. (Rewrites, late papers, two incompletes from Spring 2012).

    1:30-4:30--Gave exam.
    *On way out of exam, student who had Issues informs me that she will try to get her paper in as soon as she can. I had sent her an e-mail telling her I wanted it by this past Tuesday at the latest, OR I would be happy to give her an incomplete. It is now Wednesday. I re-offer the incomplete. She doesn't want it. She says if she doesn't get it done I can give her a zero. (!) I inform that I am submitting grades on Friday at lunch. There are some other Circumstances at work here that I can't get into; otherwise, I might have cut this off already.

    I am oddly quite bent out of shape by this. Take the incomplete I have generously offered you, student. Your work is incomplete. There are reasons for it. That's fine. Don't hold me up from submitting grades for the whole class. There are 16 other students + 1 me = 17 people inconvenienced by your choices.

    5:30--Home.

    7-8--Child has ballet. I grade two more exams.

    Child has bath and then we have a very trying hair brushing session...but hair is lovely when done. She goes to bed.

    I grade two more exams.

    P.S. Husband did not feature much in this chronicle because he is--wait for it--STILL SICK! Day 52. (And just to jump you ahead for those who cannot stand the suspense, he is also still sick on Day 53, namely today, and is going back to the doctor tonight.)
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    glad to hear it ccm....apparently we lost a young dance instructor in our region to some sort of long-term bronchial issue a few days ago...and I know that the business that dh and I were dealing with was ugly
  6. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    I really want them to do a chest x-ray. I realize I am not a doctor and this an uninformed opinion...but I think we can safely conclude that what has been tried so far has not worked and that we need some answers.

    The disconcerting thing is that this is not behaving like the lingering tail end of a nasty illness. He feels equally sick or maybe even sicker on Day 53 than he did on Day 1. There have been some slightly better days, and then some worse ones along the way. In retrospect, it is pretty clear the Santa Fe trip did him no good health-wise, even though of course it was great for him to get to spend some quality time with his dad.
  7. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    So sorry to hear about your hobby travails CCM.

    Yesterday (Wed):
    Work from 7-3, work, have some miss-communication that results me in missing dinner at someone's place, some relaxing time at home instead...bed by 11pm.
  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    This is worrisome.
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  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    CCMM, your DH needs to be seen pronto - and why was a chest x-ray not done sooner? scratch head...pondering.
    as well as, more than likely, a specialist - essentially if your at day 53 and he's no better, something is up that needs addressing.
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  10. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Husband did get in to a doctor for the 4th time since he's had "the plague." (Not the actual diagnosis.) They have now pulled out some big guns.

    In addition to Prednisone (steroid type drug),
    and his regular asthma medications,
    he is now also taking
    Levoflaxocin (an antibiotic that is frequently prescribed for people with PNEUMONIA)
    Hydroc/chlorph polis (Hydrocodone and Chlorpheniramine)--A narcotic cough syrup, or basically
    a very serious Robitussin). It is also sometimes called Tussionex or Death in a Bottle.
    Apparently ODing on this would be a very bad idea, so he'll try to avoid that.

    I have to say that--although it is too early in the day to be sure of anything--his cough sounds less bad today than it did yesterday. He's still coughing a lot, mind you, but it doesn't seem quite as body wracking.

    The doctor also said that if he doesn't show improvement by Monday, they will do a chest x-ray ALTHOUGH he also said that it would not effect the way he is the way he is treating Husband. I guess they are now proceeding with the theory that he is indeed Really Sick.

    I'm going to call this progress.
  11. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    THURSDAY:
    Got up and started grading exams early.
    8-10--Graded exams.
    10-10:45--Put away laundry.
    10:45-11:45--Graded exams.

    12ish--Left for Towson.
    1ish-2:30ish--Two stupendous lessons w/Nik. Paso and rumba.
    Only downside: I have concluded that my new open paso routine has so many spins that it actually makes me a little nauseous, but I'm fighting it. Maybe once I have the choreo down a little better, I'll figure out how I can spot on some of these turns.

    3:30ish--Home.

    Downtime.

    7ish--Husband to doctor.

    I put in 5.53 miles in 1 hr on the treadmill. Child was in with me for the first part, and she and I simultaneously watched a video of WDW's Boo to You! Parade (from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party). Her idea.
    Shower.

    Husband home with his new meds.
    Chanukah.

    Putz. Bed.
  12. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Oh--forgot to mention that the doctor did say yesterday that YES, Husband's chest did sound "a little worse." So it's not just our perception that he's not getting better. The stethoscope confirms the perceptions of Sick Person ("I feel worse") and wife and child of Sick Person ("You sound worse too.")
  13. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry CCMM, out here, in So. Calif, in the medical communities I've worked with and been a part of via family members, a Chest X-Ray is the first thing done when there is no improvement within the first week or two, based on symptoms or after the first round of antibotics if required in the first two weeks, and because of the influx of out of country children/adults world-wide into So. Calif, it's then TB test. Also, many many, did I say many? too many to count - are now receiving Pneumonia Vaccines that are good for 5 years.
    I truly hope your DH responds to treatment sooner rather than later.
    And, just thinking out loud, is he allergic to possible "mold" hidden from eyesight - somewhere?
    ok, enough of me...fingers crossed for you and yours,,,54 days is much too long for anyone.
  14. NURDRMS

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    The Appliance Guy (that's really the name of the company; how cute is that?) came out and Fixed My Dryer!!! Yay! Now I can begin attacking two weeks' worth laundry. Yay.

    To work, where all day long two of the top leaders of my organization alternated coming into my office to complain about each other. Did I mention that these were two of the top leaders??? Finally sat them both down together and worked out the issue. Told my exec to not let anyone else into my office that wanted me to be their mother. He said, "Yes, Ma'am!" and immediately asked to borrow $20. Funny guy.

    Off to lessons where pro and I put together first part of showcase routine. This showcase is entirely based on music from movies (in fact, we're each showing a clip of our movie as our 'walk on') so we're doing a tango/paso to Puss in Boots. Lots of lifts and drops...very fun. We'll finish the second half of the choreo tonight.

    Home to child and dog (DH is in Nairobi or some such place) where we all proceeded to tackle the pile of laundry. Child and I sorted and loaded, dog chewed on socks.

    Watched Grey's Anatomy (the only time I watch TV is this show each week - my guilty pleasure.) More laundry. Bed.
  15. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Go to studio for early morning coaching lesson.
    It was GREAT, and given that, who needs a gym? Just go to a coaching where the coach insists
    on MORE hip swivel, MORE stretch, MORE MORE MORE...p-u - change shirts, can't stand myself. HA!
    Head to Kohl's, with sale page in hand.
    60% off jewerly, remember that DH told me 4 weeks ago, if you want to replace your diamond stud
    earrings that you lost down the shower drain when you washed your hair, don't expect me to pick
    out the earrings, you should buy them yourself. I was so hurt, because he asked what I wanted for
    Xmas - yet this was the response I got, 4 weeks ago.
    So, 60% off white gold diamond stud earrings, with a 10$ peel off newspaper sticker, plus a 30% peel off mailed to house sticker, and 70$ Kohl's cash. Paying nearly nothing for them!!!
    YEP - tickled pink, white gold diamond stud earrings, now in ears. SCORE!
    Head home, smiling all the way! And singing a happy happy tune!
    Walk into house, DH is home from gym,
    DH to me "how was Kohl's?" my response "Kohl's was MAGNIFICENT"
    DH to me "why?", I turn, I move hair behind ears,,,and Do the Vanna White modeling technique and show
    off my new earrings....
    DH turns white and face drops..."what"? are you ok? what's wrong?.DH talk to me...
    DH says,,,"can a girl have too many diamonds? Guess what I got you for Christmas?"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh DH, so your not such a hard A_ _ after all,,,and no, silly boy...a girl
    can never have too many diamonds.
    Finish wrapping Christmas Presents.
    Watch Big Bang Theory.
    Read.....interrupted by a phone call with a choir of co-workers (ex co-workers that is) singing to me~ LOL.
    What a way to end the evening.
  16. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    [quote="3
    YEP - tickled pink, white gold diamond stud earrings, now in ears. SCORE!
    Head home, smiling all the way! And singing a happy happy tune!
    Walk into house, DH is home from gym,
    DH to me "how was Kohl's?" my response "Kohl's was MAGNIFICENT"
    DH to me "why?", I turn, I move hair behind ears,,,and Do the Vanna White modeling technique and show
    off my new earrings....
    DH turns white and face drops..."what"? are you ok? what's wrong?.DH talk to me...
    DH says,,,"can a girl have too many diamonds? Guess what I got you for Christmas?"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh DH, so your not such a hard A_ _ after all,,,and no, silly boy...a girl
    [/quote]

    A kiss on the cheek may be quite continental... good for you!
  17. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    CCM, is it possible that your husband has been exposed to mold spores, with perhaps an undiagnosed sensitivity? I know from personal experience how challenging that is to the bronchial system, how traumatic the experience can be (and to witness), and how long it takes to recover.

    Another factor to consider is over-exposure to chemicals, even the combined effect of household and body care items. The lungs are a major organ of detox.

    Just two things to consider in addition to whatever medical care he is currently receiving. Lung challenges are a particular personal sensitivity of mine, and I recently had one apparently related to mold for the second time in my life that spanned two months, from September to November. I did come up with a natural cough medicine that gave instant relief whenever I needed it. If DH ever expresses the desire for a natural remedy for those symptoms, PM me and I'll be happy to share it.

    Wishing him a speedy return to good health...
  18. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    I hope your husband gets better soon!

    Either this, or some other "big gun" antiobiotic, was what my doctor recently prescribed me for an acute sinus infection. I'm headed back to the doctor today, because I still have lingering respiratory problems including shortness of breath and a barking cough. My guess is adult croup.

    Good luck!
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    just my two cents because i have lived with a man whose cough was so bad for so long that he actually blew his belly button into an outie...aka hernia; the vaporizor overnight every night has gone a long way toward helping to soothe his respiratory system...and on those two days when I thought I might suffocate to death, it was also beneficial
  20. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    my sympahies to anyone who gets this...I have a very strong set of lungs, I usually kick things quickly, but the thing I got this year was impressive and I have seen a number of folks for whom illness this season has been daunting

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