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I have had to report racing heartbeats every night since I’ve been wearing the monitor. It has been recording things that I have missed. But do I really have to worry? No. The doctor hasn’t called to say go to the emergency room. I am now waking up every day with more confidence. Yay! I am still not dead! Every day is a blessing. And there is treatment to help non-lethal tachycardia. I have reason to believe I won’t be dead tomorrow too. So I will keep on writing and living and living to write, and to honor that resolution I will share the happy-doodle Paffooney that I doodled this morning after waking up not-dead.
So, I have three more classes on a day that ends at 1:00 tomorrow… Then no more being a teacher for the rest of my life. Am I happy? Ah, no… I have been a teacher for 31 of the last 33 years. I was a substitute teacher for the two years in between job two and job three. I do not know how to regulate the rhythms of my life without a daily bell schedule, without hallway duty, without discipline referrals, without restroom passes and library privileges. What will I do come Monday? I guess I will remember how much it is in my blood… in my genes… in my very soul. And I will never actually stop being a teacher. I just will have no more class. Ee-hee-hee-hee-hee (snort! Snort!)