Today begins what I refer to as Mrs. L’s Excellent Classroom Adventure. It is a ride I take every year, no line, just a free pass to set up a second home where my goal in my tidy environment is not to lose my keys, purse or glasses…which has become daily joy for my students. Today, I get on that ride alone…it is still a great ride and with me at the helm an adventure but bittersweet with memories of the past rides taken with a great co-pilot. It will not be our second home this year…just mine.
Yesterday, Kyle went to his second adult rheumatologist and the score in this game is 1-1, with no one winning just ego’s flaring and supreme coffee talk. My son has become the un-diagnosable without reservations. Just a diagnosis, that is all without reservation, a sincere “this is it” would be nice but do not want to be too pushy. I hold my breath and await those words “well maybe not” and suddenly I deflate as does my family especially, Kyle. The game continues and I see no future winners, what I foresee are doctors un-willing to see the wisdom of another. The battle will continue until a “test” is telling or if one’s pride is swallowed by the reams of paper this winning doctor produced.
Doc’s we are waiting, there is life to live and rides to ride and Kyle’s excellent adventure needs to be taken, he has waited in line long enough.