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redrose77
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, things got so stressful this semester I disappeared online from everywhere. I finished the semester with 2 A-'s and a B+ ironically I missed the 3rd A- by 1/2pt, 1 A by 1/2pt, and the other A by 1 pt. So if any of you know how frustrating missing a better grade by so little is you have an idea how I feel right now. I have a 3 month old for crying out loud, I had an emergancy c-section at the begining of the semester you would think that would buy me enough slack for the 1/2 point grades at the least. But nope. I get absolutely no slack on anything except turning in a few assignments the begining of the semester. Oh well, I can live with that.
 
Alexander is doing really well. I got professional pics of him with his sisters and posted digital images of them on his webpage. His reflux is being treated and he is a much happier baby now. There were a few weeks when I bawled right alone with him.
 
I on the other hand am flaring- not just one issue at a time either. The fibro is acting up, the lupus is flaring, the RA is flaring, and my psoriasis is flaring as well. The psoriasis is the worst even though it is only a 3in patch simply because it is in a very very delicate place and that place is not somewhere a woman can itch around anyone except her husband and even then it is embarrassing. Yeah, I got psoriasis is the oddest place. I wish it was my head acting up cause then ppl would only think I have lice if I itched it, as it stands if I itch I would be labeled perverted or disgusting. Such wonderful choices.
 
The last week of this month will be stressful and wonderful at the same time. I get 4-5 days with the girls visiting with us. Then unfortunately we have to make the yearly treck to Virginia. It might not be so bad but I have to see the mother in law from h^!!.
 
Well, I need to go cuddle my little man. Hope everyone is doing well. I just need some more uninterrupted sleep. Something hubby said he would see to it I get this weekend. How wonderful to have a man who is willing to mix bottles, change nasty diapers, and do midnight feedings.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 8/16/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Redrose !!

I didn't realize that you were going to school too !!! *Phewwwwwwww* What a busy time.

Grades are grades . . . no matter what the hurdle. You really did great !!! I wouldn't minimize the value of a B or a 3pt score !!! Wooooo Hoooooo !!! Many a doctor graduated with less than a C !! I have a friend who is an eternal student and she has her doctorate in nursing. LOL . . . I call her "Dr. Nurse" . . . I always had to have a 4 pt grade with my college classes and she scolded me saying that it doesn't matter. You soak up all you can and you are going to school to "learn HOW to learn". Anyways CONGRATS on the great grades !!! Wooo Hooooo !!!

I'm so glad that little Alexander is feeling better. And its great that hubby is so involved.

Thanks for the update !!!

Blessings!

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Leta
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   Posted 8/17/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi redrose,

Man I had been wondering where you were. So glad to hear you are doing ok. I had been concerned like you dropped out in a black hole. Glad you, Alex and family are surviving. I would say you did well with school considering. If you can do it, you inspire me to do it. I just have to figure out how to survive the daylight, (I thoroughly react to UVA/UVB) after test I just had, severe. So proud of you just for even trying. Get some rest and I hope you start to feel better soon. I am glad your husband is as supportive as he is.

Leta turn
sle 01 w/autonomic 11/05, photosensitive 04/04, sjogren's 01, ra 01, fibro 8/05, sinus tachycardia 6/04, asthma 96, multiple allergies 6/04, idiopathic neuropathy/neuro pain 11/05. Epilepsy 3/06-gone, TIA 5/06, Porphyria 5/06, Vitamin D def 4/07, Iron def ferritin 8/07, Chronic migraines 01.Meds- baclofen 40 mg, prenatal tabs, potassium, calcitriol 50 mcg, qvar, xopenex, singulair, plaquenil 400 mg, tramadol 400 mg, darvocet 100 mg, percocet 5mg, amitriptyline 10mg, chromagen, topamax 150mg,


redrose77
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   Posted 8/17/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I take my courses via internet and at night when I absolutely cannot avoid going to campus (like this fall).

Alexander had a rough patch where all my worst fears reared their ugly head- he bagan puking at 2 weeks. But special hypoallergenic formula, a small amount of rice cereal mixed in, and axid along with the special upper GI exrays the pediatric GI specialist ordered to make sure nothing was seriously wrong have all worked their magic and he has doubled his birth weight and is growing rapidly. My stress levels dropped as soon as we saw very vividly that he just has severe reflux. For a baby reflux is just life, but some have it worse than others. His case is very bad but not as bad as it could be. Actually left untreated it could have caused serious problems and might even have killed him. The absolute worst cases require extreme measures and even then it is touch and go the first few years without treatment those babies die 100% of the time. I would not wish reflux issues on anyone but for a helpless baby to have it is simply torture. All I can say is I am so glad his case is not worse than it is. As things stand he still has problems even with all we do- medicine, thickened formula, positions that avoid lying flat or with less than a 30 degree angle, frequent burping, and anti-gas meds. He still spits up all the time and vomits once every day. I cannot imagine making it worse than it is. We are trying to avoid surgery and wait for him to outgrow it.

As for me, I am in horrible pain but ironically I function better now that someone needs me constantly.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad

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