Thursday, March 5, 2009

*Life* Update

Life's been happening, whizzing around, and sometimes I feel I am sucked up in a tornado! I wonder when my feet will touch the ground. But I am in really good spirits, actually. I just wanted to let you guys know what's UP with me, since my email box has been very neglected lately. I appreciate every email I get, and I try to respond to every one. If you wrote me please know I have read your email and I am working on answering them. Sorry if you've been wondering... I just have a lot going on.

My daughter has been sick. She's been sick, actually, several times in the past couple of months, and on a few different (new) medications. She's had side effects, an allergic reaction, and no resolution to her issues at this point. Still working on it, but I hate seeing her sick. And we are also preparing for another several-hour-long drive to a Children's Hospital in about 2 weeks, for some painful, invasive testing related to her chronic conditions and not her new illness. It's always something. And I also have a son who has a disability, and we are having a heck of a time with the school right now. The issues with the school, I think, have come to a head, and we have a disabled child advocate coming to the school to help us MAKE them treat him fairly, as well as an attorney to consult. So, I am a little distracted. My kids always come first, always, so if I seem a little slow on the blogging/email front, forgive me and just close your eyes and imagine me hugging my kiddos, and get some warm fuzzies from that picture in your head.

Yesterday I went out for a walk... twice! It was pretty nice outside, so in the morning I took the mini-dog and walked about a mile at the park. Later, I took my daughter out on her new bike for a short walk/ride and got in plenty of sunshine. It was good for both of us, as we have been cooped up in the house with her, um, icky medicine side effects, for some time.

Today is rainy, so no walking, but I plan on a bike ride (inside) tonight.

I have two blog posts swimming around in my head, but for me, blogging is like throwing up. You have to just wait until you feel it about to come up, and then out it comes, all at once. I can't force a blog post. They just happen, unplanned, spewing onto the keyboard uncontrollably. Maybe tomorrow... just hang in there and wait for me to hurl. Er, blog. (How's that for an appetite suppressant??)

Until then... just keep gettin' healthy!


~TMcGee~ said...

I will forever think of blogging as a screen of puke filled words...thanks, Lyn. LOL :-)

Change for Good said...


I don't know what the situation is with your son, but I am a former Special Education Literacy Specialist. EVERY right is in your corner...if parents only knew. If you want to email/chat over more specifics, I'd be more than happy to do so.


Lyn said...


thanks! I left a note on your blog. I appreciate it!

Foodie McBody said...

You know, that's not such a great image but I think you are absolutely RIGHT about that... in fact I feel one coming on myself.

elife said...

I'm sorry to hear your daughter's been sick and that you've had school issues with your son. As always, I think you are wonderwoman! Flash that cone bra!

--cara said...

Boy life sure has been crazy lately, I agree. It's like everything in our lives is spiraling out of control. Sounds like you have your fair share of whirlwinds going on, too. Hang in there. You'll come out on the other end, that's for sure.

Twix said...

Good luck with the doctors! Sure know what it's like having disabled children and chronic illnesses. Not fun and lots of action. (((hugs)))

Meg said...

Warm thoughts of strength and healing to you and your kids.

Super Squared said...

I know how it is to be overwhelmed by life; especially when you have a child with special needs. I've had my fair share of rounds at an ARD meeting myself and have had to call in lawyers once.

I hope that you get a fair placement for your son! It sucks that we have to fight and advocate so hard for them just to make sure they are treated fairly and receive an adequate education.

I hope your daughter's health issues improve soon. You certainly have your plate full hun. Take care of yourself.

bbubblyb said...

Hope things ease up on you, seems like you have it so tough all the time. Hope your daughter gets to feeling better. *hugs*

new*me said...

keep hugging your kids.......that is where you need to be!

Oprah had a show this week about children who were severely neglected and it really hit home to me how we need to stimulate our children.......hug them will follow them their whole life and can really impact them in a negative way if we don't do this.

I hope things get easier for you. Have you ever talked to us about what your daughter has or is that too personal right now?

By the way, thanks for your uplifting comment on my blog----what you said really made a difference in my day :) I wish we could be friends in "real life" too!

Gigi said...

I know so many other moms battling the schools for their kids, too. Wish it wasn't that way for you or any of them and hope yours comes to a satisfactory resolution. They make it harder than it has to be.

Meg said...

I hope everything goes well with the hospital visit. I can't believe a school would actually give you a hard time about treating your kid fairly. It makes me angry just thinking about it.

I'm glad you got out in the nice weather! It was relatively warm and sunny here yesterday as well, which helped me get myself out of the house too.

Keep up the good work, and give ur kids a hug from us too ^_~

Ria said...

Sorry to hear that your daughter is having medication issues, and that you are having to fight for fair treatment for your son. Here's hoping your daughter is feeling better soon, and that your son's school gets with the program fast. I'll second e-life . . . I'm sure they are no match for wonderwoman :)

Lady Downsize! said...

I love how you described blogging, still laughing. Sorry to learn of the situations with your kids. Your son's sounds a lot like my what my sister was going through with my niece. She's autistic & ausbergers and can be a handful. The school always complains and sends her home. This year though I think she finally got the help at school my niece needs. When your kids needs you, it's all too understandable that you might be on hiatus from time to time. You're in my prayers.

antgirl said...

You do have a lot going on. If it helps, I'm here to root you on. :)And your kids.

That's lousy that the school is giving you such a hard time. My stepson had problems [not a disability, he was just a problem child] and the school gave us a hard time, too. I don't think they want to have to put out effort for any kid.

Karyn said...

you are such a good mom, Lyn. Of course, we'd rather you care for your kidletts than puke on the screen LOL

Lyn said...

Thanks everyone :)

she has had some health issues since birth, but I don't give specifics here because of whackos. Yes, I get whacko emails sometimes and it makes me careful about what details I give! But you're not a whacko so I will email you. LOL :)