Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010 - Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Song

Today was Thursday.

I taught Applied Music class 5 music styles by having my keyboard illustrate them. Each student had to label and describe each music style in their own words and share their descriptions with the class. It was a good learning experience.

I performed my song about the longest word in the dictionary four times today. In each of my Spanish II classes and in each of the third grade classrooms. We had a good time with it.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Choking on a Piece of Meat - March 2, 2010

I was eating lunch today at school. I was swallowing a piece of meat down my oesophagus, or wherever pipe the food goes down into my stomach. It got stuck. I tried to wash it down with tea. The tea could not pass through the blockage. The tea backed up into my windpipe. I could not breath any more. I got up out of my seat and went to the garbage can to spit up what I could. I could barely catch any breath. I went to the bathroom and threw-up what tea I could. I started to hiccup involuntarily. The meat was still stuck in my chest. It hurt. The hiccups made more tea go to my windpipes. I threw-up some more, trying to breath again. I finally got enough tea out of my oesophagus to be able to breath. My chest hurt. The meat was still stuck. For the next five minutes I tried to keep breathing hoping the meat would not block where I needed to suck in wind. My chest kept hurting as I could feel the meat in my body. Finally it made its way to my stomach. I was still burping meat flavoured burps late this evening. It was scary not being able to breath. If I would have kept trying to wash the meat down with more tea I would have been in big trouble. I would have lost all of my air supply. I did loose my air supply off and on for about a minute. Very scary. Very painful. Very thankful.

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