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ivy6
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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Recovering from yesterday's fun day... which *was* lots of fun. We had lunch and went to see the new x-files film and really enjoyed it, despite the bad reviews in the newspaper.

I'm getting worried about my brain. Something's been wrong with it for months now - I've been struggling to think and communicate, have trouble reading and writing, and can't even use my imagination the way I used to. I thought I was getting better because I can read light fiction now (I was on children's books last month) but I realised yesterday that I am still in a pretty bad way. I couldn't follow the conversation, couldn't remember things, couldn't express myself clearly. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, have they found a strategy to fix it? I used to study by correspondence, but it's all too hard to comprehend right now. My gp reckons the fogginess is because I'm depressed, but I'm *not* depressed - I don't think miserable thoughts all the time, and I don't wake up early in the morning. My specialist thinks the fogginess might be caused by medication... Either way, I'm scared I'll never regain my cognitive function if I don't do something to fix it soon.

Anyway, here are today's pacts:
* basic chores - make bed (done), tidy, do dishes (done)
* clean kitchen (almost done)
* exercise
* stretch
* do church at home, because I didn't make it there this morning (again)
* do some things to use my brain - write a few emails, read... ???
* phone someone
* spend some time outside in the sun
* maybe make the muffins I've been talking about all week, maybe invite someone to share them... or maybe not...

Hum de hum...

Jo, I'm so glad about Samantha! What a relief, and what good news.

gail, good luck with your painting. That's a *huge* accomplishment.

I.
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sjkly
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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not really going to do any pacting for sunday as I will be spending the day with my family and don't want chores nagging me when I get home. But, if I get around to it I may do some laundry.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
My pact, recover from the hangover I got from drinking just 4 beers last night. But it was fun. We had a campfire. Study a bit for my MPRE. My loan app is almost done so finish and mail that.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


LBJ
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   Posted 7/27/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to start trying to join in. I hope you don't mind. I have decided that I need to do at least 1 thing a day in my house because its getting away from me. I haven't dusted in I can't tell you how long. (Its been so long I don't remember) It takes all my energy just to get a load of laundry in the wash, that of which I have been trying to get done all day today and do you think I have even put one load in yet? No..... Sigh.....

So before today is over, I MUST put a load of laundry in the wash and then into the dryer. Once dried I must take them out, fold them, AND put them away. LOL I have to take baby steps here.
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gachrons
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   Posted 7/27/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy Could be the meds .Thanks for the pat on the back .today put the other 2 coats of clear coat on table .Cut more plywood for 2 shelves. Did dishes tidied what I could, got living room vacumned ,helped make chocolate chip cookies. Did more admiring and rested some.

Tomorrow: More dishes ,finish going over chairs to get the spots I missed, 3 coats clear coat on the half of floor that is left to do. Not sure yet where I'am going from there. Maybe start putting a coat of clear coat on my teens bedroom set. I did manage to get a dresser washed today so got a start. Gonna sit in my rocking chair for awhile and again think I"ll be glad to get the bedroom finished .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Its actually Monday morning now, but wanted to add that I spent a lovely day with the family in the city yesterday, just wandering around.

Ivy - do you think that going off the pred is causing extra fogginess, on top of your Fibro fogginess. I find the weaning down makes me less mentally functional, as well as physically. Just thought I would mention this. Glad you had a nice day out with your friend, I would love to see an 'adult' movie, it seems the only movies I see are kids ones, the last movie I saw was Kungfu Panda! Joanne

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Laundry.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Kungfu Panda? I haven't heard of that, but it sounds *dreadful*. Good thought about the pred - it could very easily be that. I hope it is, because (theoretically) if I get off it, the problem should be resolved.

Fitzy, what are the MPREs?

LBJ, please do join in! We're glad to have you!
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/27/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
MPRE is the multi-state professional responsibility exam that you have to take before taking the bar exam to be a lawyer.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh. What sort of things do they examine, Fitzy? From it's name I'm guessing they're asking questions about ethics, but I can't see how you can really examine someone in those.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/27/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
It is about ethics but it follows the American Bar Association Model Rules. It is a voluntary association that comes up with guidelines for lawyers. Then states adopt them and ratify them into rules or law. Lawyers that violate them are subject to discipline. It also tests the judicial code which are the guidelines for judges. The test can be tricky because sometimes the most "ethical" answer is not the correct answer. For example you may break atty client privilege to save someones life but you are not required to break that privilege to do so. Here are the model rules if you are interested

http://www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/mrpc_toc.html
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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