Friday, September 23, 2011

Jim Thome

Jim Thome, left the Indians after the 2002 season. Since then he has played for four other teams. Last month, we traded for Jim Thome from the MN Twins. His first at bat as an Indian was the last Friday of August, and he received a standing ovation. This summer, Thome hit his 600th home run. Tonight the Indians honored him. It was a nice ceremony. I got to see him bat on Tuesday, August 30th. Congrats Thome!

Lung Doctor Visit

Yesterday afternoon, I saw my lung doctor. I said in a previous post that I had sarcoid. I have not been officially diagnosed with sarcoid. My doctor said I have either sarcoid or the spots on my lungs (possibly nodules) could mean a tumor (cancer). he said are we losing ground just doing nothing? He is in touch with my oncologist, and he said my latest scans are good. I had a breathing test last month, and I do have a bit of inflammation in my lungs. I do have a cough at times at night. I don't have any symptoms. So for now, we are doing nothing. I really do not want to go on steroids, unless I have to. Steroids we be the course of action if I do have sarcoid. My next CT scan and lung test is Friday, February 17. I will see the lung doctor in March. For now, he is not going to schedule a broncoscopy.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for the new school year. I am teaching seventh grade science. I have six classes of science and a study hall. I eat lunch during the first lunch period, but can not eat in my room, since there is a study hall in my class at that time. Today went well. I have one kid, who was with my team partner two years ago, when I taught fifth grade. I have this person in the morning. In the afternoon, I have a kid I taught two years ago in the fifth grade. What a surprise to have these two kids. My feet hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a good day. I have anywhere from 15-30 kids in my science classes. I don't have room for more than 24 kids. Will see how things pan out.

Indians Game #5

Mom and I went to the Indians game Tuesday night with a friend. We had four tickets, but only used three of them. We sat in left center in row H, eight rows from the field. Jenmar Gomez was brought up and Matt LaPorta was sent down to AAA. Gomez pitched and did a good job. The Indians scored in two different innings.

They got their first two runs by a 2 run double in the third. Jim Thome is back with the team. We traded for him from the Twins last week and he started last Friday night. He is the DH. He hit a single and was walked twice. We scored again in the sixth inning, but hitting two 2 run home runs. One was by Jack Hannahan. He hit another home run last night. The final score for Tuesday night's game was 6-2.