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Tirzah
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   Posted Today 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
Just wanted to see how you're doing today. I hope your doctor's visit went well.

praying for you,
frances

skeye
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   Posted Today 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
 
Thank you so much for thinking of me! You are such a sweetheart. My doctor's visit did go well. I switched back from my pm to my pcp a couple weeks ago, and I absolutely love him, he is so determined to help me. He must have appologized 5 times for putting me through hell this weekend. But he said that it was bound to happen because we had been increasing my oxycontin so much over such a short period of time, and between my sleep deprivation, sensitivity to meds, and the long acting nature of oxycontin, it can build up all at once, which is what happened with me.
 
He switched me over to oxycodone during the day so that we won't run the risk of another massive build up like what happened this weekend, and for now we slightly decreased my oxycontin at night. I guess this combo should be easier to play with to find my maintainence dose. It's so nice to feel like I have a doctor who is actually going to help me. I just wish everyone here could have doctors like this. I know that I am incredibly lucky. At the end of every visit he always gives me a big hug, and tells me to hang in there & that he is going to get me feeling better & functional again. :-)
 
I definitely feel better today, but I'm still not myself. I was still pretty shakey this morning, have a nasty headache & my stomach is off, but once I get back on a regular schedule of meds in the next day or so, I should be back to myself.
 
Thanks again for your thoughts & prayers, I really appreciate it!
 
Skeye

Tirzah
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   Posted Today 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear it!
I know it must be tough with finals coming up & everything. It's good though that at least you have a good doctor in your corner. I'll be praying for you.

I remember all complications that come with pain/pain meds in school, so if you ever need ideas about how to get accommodations for your coursework, just ask. There are lots of things your professors & school can do to support your studies -- it just requires a bit of creativity (and maybe a little assistance from your school's accessibility center). If you ever need help, don't hesitate to ask (the first semester I struggled, I didn't ask for any help & ended up failing one of my classes & being put on probation, after that I got the help I needed -- which really wasn't anything major -- & was back pulling straight A's).

Hang in there.

skeye
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   Posted Today 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much. I might be doing that. The school knows about my situation & helps where they can, but they really don't do all that much. I still had to drop classes this semester, and will probably have to take an incomplete in at least one of my classes. It really helps when you have professors who are understanding. Since I'm an upperclassman & my school is small, most of my professors know me well, so they are very willing to help in anyway they can. I don't think I'd be getting through this without their support.
 
But then again, you always get a few who are complete jerks. When I first injured my eye & approached one of my professors, his response was "Oh, I poke myself in the eye occassionally too." Gotta love it. Here I do horrific damage to my eye from an accidental finger poke (don't ask me how, it was such a freak accident), come close to losing my eye, and all he can say is basically "oh, I'm sure its no big deal, we all do that now & again." smhair

PAlady
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   Posted Today 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
One idea is to ask some of the support people at the college, or even some of the professors who you feel are understanding, to possibly intervene for you with profs. who may be too rigid. I used to teach college and as long as a student was up front was always willing to work with him/her. Like you said, most of your profs are, but some will be sticklers.

PaLady
oops - sorry. Didn't mean to hijack your thread Frances!

skeye
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   Posted 12/10/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Good idea PAlady, thanks!
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