Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Decision, School and Looking Good

Decision made...no radiation. I guess I knew all along what my decision was I just had to go through the motions of letting the decision settle in. I'm very happy with this choice. I may add a link about some of the "stuff" I'm doing to maintain my health later.

We had "open house" at Nathan's school tonight. Since he is in a combined 1st and 2nd grade class (37 students) there are two teachers and they are so cool. He's going to love the next 2 years!

During registration this morning the guidance counselor came running over to me. I don't think I blogged about this back in May, but I had a routine followup meeting with the school's speech pathologist, occupational therapist and guidance counselor (whom I had never met before) to discuss Nathan's progress. To make a long story short, I basically broke down and cried my eyes out about the tongue thing because I felt so bad that Nathan has had to witness and deal with my health issues essentially since he was born and I knew it was affecting him. They must have spent 30 minutes talking to me and assuring me everything would be ok and they would keep an eye on Nathan. When Ms. D (guidance counselor) came running up to me she gave me a great big hug and asked how things went with the surgery. Then she winked and asked what class Nathan got into. When I said he got into the MAP class she said, "I know, there are just certain people we take special care of". It is suppose to be a lottery so it was so sweet of them to "break the rules" a bit for us.

I got a lot of compliments today from people I haven't seen all summer. I have to say, aside from some swelling under my chin I'm looking good. I've lost about 25 pounds with the surgery and diet change and now weigh what I weighed when I was 20! That's a size 6 folks! I do need to work out and tone up, but over all it feels good to be "thin". Now, if I can just physically start to feel better all will be good in the world.

4 comments:

rach said...

All great news, Hope!! Keep up the positive outlook! I drink a lot of shakes made with frozen fruits and fresh veggies...but I am very curious about the actual juicing process, and would love to hear about your yummy drinks!

Love from up North,
rach, brad liv and ethan

Life is beautiful... Mostly said...

Great news! I think your positive outlook will really help you to feel better. It is nice to hear compliments too. I am sure you look fantastic!

Laurie

AnnMarie said...

glad nathan is on the way to a great school year.

when you ready to share all your plans I am ready to listen :)

J said...

I've never heard of combined class like that! Tell me more tell me more.

Skinny CHICK!!!!