Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to the school routine... my body is struggling to adjust

  Hi everyone! While the kids are working on their homeschool work I decided I'd check in and see how my viewers are doing. I know most of you have Dys./POTS or other chronic diseases and really I would like to know how you are doing so feel free to leave a comment!
  So we are in our fourth week of homeschooling for the 2012-2013 school year. The children are doing fabulous so far. I am very proud of them and the progress they have made! The youngest is starting her kindergarten year and my oldest is starting her third grade year.
  At the rate we are going so far, they should be on track to finish school 6 weeks ahead of the local county schools! They are very excited about that and are already talking about where they want to vacation once they are finished! And as for us finishing 6 weeks early, well we started 6 weeks before the public schools here did. That's a great thing about homeschooling!
  So how am I managing? Sleeping a LOT. Pacing myself. Not overdoing it. Resting with my feet up while they are doing work that I'm not needed for. Just basically listening to my body and doing my best to do what it needs me to do. We rearranged our school area and that gives us better organization as well as allowing me to rest on the sofa while at the same time being within reach of their work areas. It works out well. Much better than years past.
  I will be going to my specialist sometime this month, closer towards the end of it.  I'm thinking we may need to adjust something in my meds. Having dizzy spells and short blackouts more frequently with little to no warning at times. This happens though and I'm blessed to have a specialist who will listen to what I say and work with me to get my meds to work for me the best we can.
  Well, that's what has been going on in our little part of the world. Be in prayer with us as I should be having my appeals for my disability filing by end of September. We really need this to work in our favor. God knows I would be out working a full time or even a part time job if I were able, but facts are that I am not able. Sure I may have a great day here and there, but this disease is so unpredictable that I never know from day to day or moment to moment what will happen with me. So please be in prayer with us in this matter.
  Thanks for dropping by and taking time to read my blog. I hope you are having a symptom free day and enjoying it!
~~Miranda

1 comment:

badglue said...

some of my family home schools and they use a lot of the videos on archive.org they're free/public domain like this collection https://archive.org/details/coronet_instructional_videos