Sunday, February 20, 2011

I can see the light.....

It's been a long time coming! After getting a few opinions on what to do about my neck I have finally decided to have a procedure called a vertebroplasy. Basically the doctor will place a needle in my vertebrae and fill it will cement . I am praying this will relieve my symptoms! I am SO ready to get off this roller-coaster ride and have things back to normal again. Oh...the things we take for granted! This will be my final post before we go on a long road trip at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I have yet to be nervous about the procedure just hopeful that all goes as planned. The kids are just plain old excited to be staying at a hotel that has not only a pool but a hot tub....lol. They too will be happy to have their Momma back....not the one that has to lay down every couple hours to relieve the pain because every medication out there seems to make her sick.
I will end this part of my post with a quote I read last night in Oprah's magazine. I thought it was perfect for my circumstance.
"I know for sure that in every challenging experience there's an opportunity to grow, enhance your life, or learn something invaluable about yourself. Every challenge can make you stronger if you allow it."~Oprah
Flower Girl was home sick all week with a fever. By Friday she was a little antsy so I taught her to sew by hand. It took her about 5 minutes and she was sewing better then I. It kept her busy for a while and she loved it. I have a few more projects lined up for her. Since I did not pay much attention to Home Ec I'd like to learn really sew again right along with her. I may ask my neighbor's sister to give us some mini lessons after I pull out my dusty old sewing machine. She has been mentoring me through crocheting. That has been an entertaining experience. I am on my second dishcloth, my first came out the shape of a triangle...lol. If all works out with my circumstance I have even considered homeschooling in the future. It is something I have always been interested in and FG recently asked if she could do it next year. Country Boy says he wants no part of it....lol. I am sure it would not take long before he changed his mind but maybe not. I believe it is important for the child to want to do it rather than be forced into it. I have time to reconsider but for now I am educating myself of the possibilities. A few questions for the homeschooling folks that follow my blog.... do you follow a curriculum, if so what one do you use? I am interested in a nature based curriculum, potentially one you could correspond with sending in papers to be graded and such. Any thoughts on this? Hoping to go to a conference in the next month or two before committing to this crazy endeavor.

12 comments:

fullfreezer said...

I know nothing of homeschooling but I'll be sure to send lots of positive thoughts your way for your procedure. Just like kids to be excited about a pool and hot tub.
Judy

GreyWolf said...

As a fellow chronic pain sufferer, I can only say how happy I am for you. I am looking forward to your next posting. I pray that the procedure exceeds your expectations and I hope the kiddo's have a great time in the pool and hot tub.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Thinking good thoughts for your procedure, Kim. I wish you a speedy recovery to full health!
:-)

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Sending good, healing thoughts your way.

Take care.

small farm girl said...

Good luck! I hope everything goes your way.

goatpod2 said...

Hugs to you my friend! I was home-schooled from 4th grade-11th grade and now I'm 28. We used different curriculum here but a lot came from a Christian school though.

Hope all goes well with your procedure and hopefully it helps.
Amy

Mandie said...

I hate that you are having to go through this. I have been following some of your posts and would of done the same thing. A second opinion is always important. I pray that this will do the trick for you. I will be excited to hear how you do. Blessings

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katiegirl said...

I wish you the best of luck with the procedure!! And I hope the kids have fun in the hotel!

Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Kim- I dropped in for a long overdue visit and had no idea! I'm so sorry- I hope this procedure fixes you up good as new.
Prayers for a speedy recovery!

Lunch Lady said...

Speedy recovery.
Haven't been following all my/your blogs in quite a while and was wondering, what has happened to Don's 'A View from the Green Barn'? His last posting that I see is from Saturday, April 10, 2010. Any idea, anyone?

Tana said...

Hi, this is late, but as regards homeschooling, you might want to look at the website: amblesideonline.org and look at the FAQ. It's a good starting point and quite nature-based. I follow it loosely, but basically use the library, friends, and the farming life to cover the other bases. Was homeschooled myself... now teach French at the local university and am seeing more and more homeschoolers in my classes. Mostly good.