Monday, March 5, 2012

Update on my sister-in-law's stroke

Two Saturdays ago, I stopped at the city park
after attending one of my grandson's basketball games.

The sun was out and though the air was slightly nippy,
it was a beautiful day to stroll along the pond and take photos of the ducks.

This guy though, came after me. 
I had been there long enough that I guess he thought I owed him bread.
He was persistent.
I was hesitant.
He walked forward.
I walked backward.

I backed a safe distance away and headed back to my car.
I had enough pictures.

An update:
Thank you to those who have prayed for my sister-in-law.
She has been home this past week.
Her doctor forbid her to drive or to work.
She is going a bit stir-crazy.

This week she goes back to two doctors.
One is supposedly setting up a consultation at Ohio State University Hospital.
He is perplexed as to why she had a lacunar stroke at the age  of 55.

Robyn is not obese and does not have exceedingly high blood pressure.
She is a heavy smoker and drinker, but those aren't necessarily factors in this type of stroke.
A lacunar stroke is when small blood vessels burst causing a stroke
that scares the patient, but does not hinder any body functions.
She had no effects from it such as paralysis, etc.
She is still in need of prayer.

I have my second evaluation today.
I chose my biggest class and a topic I've not taught before:
intro to Of Mice and Men.
That's what kept coming up in my head.
so I 'went with it'.

The alternative was freshmen OGT practice work
and since I don't like that stuff, I was hesitant to be evaluated on it.
(OGTs --Ohio Graduation Test---are next week with the sophomores taking the real tests
and the freshmen taking practice tests.)

I am also facing several boys who have been especially disruptive.
They are not in the class in which I will be evaluated;
however, they can upset me and I don't need that today.

So please lift us up today.

Blessings to you all as you begin your week.


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  3. I love the goose pictures!
    Praying for your SIL and that your eval goes well. :)

  4. I'll be thinking of you today. Evaluations are always tough - no matter how prepared you are.


  5. So glad your SIL was not disabled by her stroke, even though it was scary for her. Praying for all...

    (love that feisty goose... but i would have backed away, too!)

  6. I pray that your evaluation went well as I am just reading this. I'm glad your SIL is recovering and hope doctors can find a cause.

    Geese can be a bit ornery, can't they? I would have backed up, too!

  7. geese and boys can be very persistent.
    there is one thing i like about geese, and that's the fluffy pillow on my bed.

  8. Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

    Good luck with your evaluation. I'm sure you will do GREAT...

    I'll continue to keep your sister-in-law in my prayers.

  9. I have been on a blogging break Beth and didn't know about all of this. I'm still on a little break, but I will be praying for all of you.

  10. bless you dear beth... and bless your sister in law. i've missed you... thank you so much for praying for me. it means the world. xo

  11. Hope your day went well.

    Geese can cope a real attitude at times.

    Enjoyed your barn photos as well.

  12. I'm very sorry to hear about your sister in law, but glad that there won't be side effects.
    As a parent of a high school boy, I'm upset to read about disruptive behavior on the part of some students with no sense of respect for their teachers.
    Hope you're doing well, Beth.

  13. Oh, my dear, you have so much on your plate. I definitely would NOT be a good school teacher in this day and age. It is NOT your job... it is your ministry and your God-job. You can touch others in a way that some of us never could. And, yes, some day we need to talk.


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