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Mazfire
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   Posted 10/26/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Its going to be really hot tomorrrow- and extremes in temperature really agitate me. Which is dumb, because living in Australia, I live through the hottest summers and most freezing winters. I digress.
 
Im a high school teacher in a low socio-economic area that is troubled by drugs, violence etc. These arent your 'average' teenagers, but thats why i love my job, the challenge, and hearing a kid tell me i helped them is better than any wage.
 
My classroom is upstairs. we have NO air-con. we have 2 broken ceiling fans. heat rises, hence my classroom is unbearable for both me and my students. we just sit there and sweat and it agitates me, i get really edgy and anxious. I know that i need to try and not let it get to me, but i really do struggle with heat-i have seasonal mood disorder, im affected by summer, not winter. I actually enjoy winter.
 
Anyway, this wasnt positive or constructive, I just needed to get it off my chest as im feeling edgy at the thought of tomorrow already. this is really petty isnt it? people are suffering all over the world with war, terrorism, poverty, natural disasters- i should just be grateful ive got a job. sometimes the burden is heavy.
Thanks HW friends,
Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.
 
 

Post Edited (Mazfire) : 10/26/2008 4:20:24 AM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 10/26/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Maz

Can you get some standing floor fans to at least circulate the air......... cement them to the floor...... smilewinkgrin .

I am sorry your anxiety goes up but hate it would be normal for anyone trying to teach in an overheated room with sweat dripping in your eyes.

Good luck and I will send you some cold air from Minnesota.

Kitt


 

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percycat
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   Posted 10/26/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz,

Vent away! Being distracted by physical discomfort sure doesn't help you concentrate on your students. What a gem you are for teaching in such a challenging setting!

percycat

badfish
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   Posted 10/26/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
im the opposite hate the cold so much :p too heaters under my desk mean the world to m.

All the best

Badfish
 


nervymeg
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   Posted 10/26/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Maz,

It's not petty to be worrying about work or what you percieve to be "small" in the face of world poverty etc. It is your reality and it's upsetting you..you know how they say think global, act local, well the same applies internally. You need to deal with your anxiety internally before you can fix things out side of your self..or am I just getting crazy philosophical because it's monday?!! I digress..

I think what I'm trying to say, is don't beat yourself up, and don't feel guilty. I have an important "meeting" next monday and I have been stressing about it for five weeks. I know it's irrational but there you go...my mind will take something and run with it. I live in Adelaide S.A. and we have been having crazy weather here. 37° and windy on Sat and today drizzle, humid and 23°..my body doesn't know what season we are in. P.S. No S.A. jokes okay? I know them all!!!! smilewinkgrin

Hugs, Meg


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Mazfire
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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, guys! it was so hot! i ended up giving the students pretty basic work cos none of us were in the mood to stretch our brains, myself included! wink

Meg, no S.A jokes from me, ive always wanted to see the city of churches- i was meant to be a bridesmaid there last yr (im a sydney sider), but i was in hospital recovering from unexpected, yet pretty major sinus surgery.

I swear the heat makes me cranky and edgy  mad , it was only 15degrees with rain and hail last week- whats going on?!

 

Thanks for the support, i promise im not a drama queen- just overly sensitive to my surroundings... eek.

Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie. XX.
 
 


nervymeg
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   Posted 10/27/2008 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Maz,

So glad you made it through the day. You don't sound like a drama queen at all..just someone suffering in the heat with inadequate air-con. It would stress me out too.

I lived in Sydney for 8 years, I'm originally from Canberra (no jokes about that either now!!)lol) and I hope to move back there mid next year. Most of my friends/family/support is there and Adelaide is nice, but the people can be a little bit xenophobic..everything is "proudly south aussie" Puke!

It's going to be 38° here on thursday..crazy..I spent today at my desk loaded down with heat packs.

Stay well my fellow aussie friend. We are here to listen and support K?

Hugs,

meg


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JOVIGIRL71
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   Posted 10/27/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so much like you, I suffer very badly in the summer heat I can't take it. I get very irritable and i get anxiety very badly from it. So your not alone. We all need to vent. I have anxiety , panic and ulcerative colitis so I vent a lot...
I hope the heat has calmed for you in your area.
Try to stay cool. :-)
~~ Donna ~~
 
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Imuran ~ 2 1/2 pills a day,Pentasa 2x4 a day
Lexapro ~ 20 mgs daily for sanity  :-)
 

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