Tuesday, 10 October 2017

More Illness and Anxiety

There was a time when my body just worked.  Not always well and I certainly wasn't going to win any awards for healthiest lifestyle, but I could count on myself.  Now, ever since the surgery last spring, when I get sick, I get sick hard and it takes me longer to recover.  In fact, I don't think I've felt completely well for over a year now.  Which sucks.

I got hit hard by the fall cold (which is already a hard hitter).  Nathan was the first one to get it in our house and nearly two months later, he's still coughing.  Then it hit me and it is here to stay.

All of this has meant that I'm not keeping up with all of the things I have to do.  I had to take two days off work last week and I've spent a ridiculous amount of time sleeping or too exhausted to do more than watch TV.  (Which means I was too exhausted to read, and anyone who knows me knows that is a big deal.)

It's been especially difficult since I've been having to keep a close eye on what's going on in both schools.  Nathan's class has been moved to a portable, which has been a source of anxiety for him.  And Alex is still having trouble with aggression and head-banging.  I'm especially worried about the aggression, since that was another thing which had disappeared at home.  I'm really hoping it doesn't make its way back.

IEPs (Individual Education Programs) should be coming out soon.  Nathan was on a non-modified program, so his IEP is mostly about what help he's allowed to ask for.  Alex's will be different.  His is going to need a lot more detail and should look very different from what we had last year.  It's the next big step in making sure that this year goes better than last year.

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