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Mazfire
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   Posted 11/16/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Its 4.30am here in sydney- i should be peaceful in the land of nod cry .
i woke at 3am with a stabbing pain in my left eye and as soon as i opened my eye, tears just poured out of it, and the bone around the eye socket is swollen and feels bruised. my eye is red, irritated and basically sealed shut. my head is pounding. i took some painkillers and tried to go back to sleep, but to no avail- im typing with one eye rolleyes   which is not as easy as i thought it would be- i just called in sick for work and finished typing up my lesson plans and emailing them to the school for the substitute. i hate not being able to teach. my kids tend to act up big time for subs and dont take them seriously, and basically torture them. its like sending daniel into the lions den! these kids have behavioural and learning disorders and will muck up as soon as they see im not there- even the seniors.
i went and woke mum up and showed her- she is a nurse who after waking, grunted that it looked 'hideous'. my awesome mum is not a 4 in the morning person!
i really want to sleep. i want the pain to go away. i dont want the principal to be fed up with me for not working today- i always feel so so so guilty- but i honestly wasnt planning on waking up at 3am with a horrible exploding eyeball (did you enjoy that visual? he he he he)
li just wish life was more straight forward- i take one step forward and my health takes 2 gigantic leaps back. *sigh*
the eye infection thing is actually related to my totally dysfucntional, barely working and highly compromised immune system. it attacks the ocular nerve and my immune system isnt strong enough to fight it off.
im so over it!
 
thankyou for letting me do a 4am rant and rave- i knew this was where i wanted to be as soon as i had finished my lessons.
much love to you, stupid painkillers NOT helping,
Maz XX
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Anemia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 11/16/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Aww Maz, I am so sorry you have to go through this.  Are you using just OTC meds or do you have prescription pain meds.

I am sure you probably have, but lay a warm moist wash cloth on the eye.  Are you on steroids?

I will say a pray and send it your way.  The big carpet is heading down under today to pick up you and Meg.  Remember there is not pain or anxiety on the carpet.

Hugs to you sweetie,

Kitt


 

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marthamae
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   Posted 11/16/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a sub and don't feel bad about your kids. I'm used to handling all sorts of classes. If you're sick, you're sick.

If your kids are seriously terrible for subs, this is also the resonsibility of the administrators. They need to let your classes know that there will be consequences if they get out of hand. The tone for behavior is normally set by the school, which comes from the top.

Try to find a good sub in your district and request them when you are sick. Then your kids will know them and be more responsive.

Remember, you have every right to be sick. Sending in lesson plans shows that you are responsible. Many don't do that.

hugs,
sophie

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/16/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz
Sweetie
I am so sorry this has started with you

I do hope that if it does not go away and soon with a warm cloth as Kitt said you will go to doc's or ER

It always seems to be the way eh
We do take giant or lil steps forward and have a kickback of 3 or more

I KNOW you are a strong and very good person
This is another health issue
It is nothing you can do about it when you CANNOT go to work

As was said you did the lessons and sent them in
THAT is a big thing in my books
YOU have not let the kids down hun
KNOW this and get better pplz

Keep us posted will ya and try what lil sis said with the cloth on your eyes

Luvs
LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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Mazfire
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   Posted 11/16/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi all- went to local doctor first thing this morning who referred me straight to an eye specialist to confirm what he suspected- i have an ulcer on my cornea that is causing the nerves in the back of the eye to spasm and impairing my vision. he injected dye and dilated my pupil. im off work for a few days- using a antibiotic cream for the eye and taking anti-inflammatory meds. the pain is killing me- i have prescription painkillers but they are barely taking the edge off it. so much pain.

 

Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Anemia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Marie-Claire
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Total Posts : 900
   Posted 11/16/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Maz.... Lordy I wish I could just scoot right over there and take that pain away for you.... I know pain all too well.... its so hard to even think of anything But the pain when it is that bad.
Sending you lots and lots of healing thoughts and prayers galore!
Much love
Mary
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 11/17/2008 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Thankyou so much for sympathy and kind words- the doctor has me off work for at least 3 days, my eye has not improved at all.  the pain is distorting my ability to see, the topical ointment in my eye is blurring my vision. with everything i have been through over the years medically, i am used to pain. however, this has taken pain to a whole new level. the entire top left side of my head is pounding, aching, hurting, from my eye down to my ear, teeth/jaw and behind my eye, all on the left. i cant sleep on my left side, it just increases the pressure in my face which in turn increases the pain. and because of the severity of the pain, i cant sleep. my nose started running the moment my eye flared up- apparently when tear ducts are blocked, the overflow goes out your nose. ive been through half a box of tissues and have a rudolph the red nosed reindeer nose. the whole eye flare has given me a 'behind the eye' migraine, like someone is hammering away with a chisel.

as you can imagine, the whole level of pain and discomfort is agitating and distressing me, especially as i have never experienced anything like this. im sensitive to light, im edgy, unable to sleep. i just finished my lesson plans for the next 2 days and emailed them to the school so my kids will have appropriate work to go on with.

Im so very sorry for whining, i realise in the scheme of things in this world that a gammy eye isnt epic- but right now its stopping me from being even remotely comfortable or calm and restful. im sick and tired of being sick and tired. i try so hard to do the right thing and i keep getting knocked on my butt. sorry for any typos- am still typing with one eye only.

thankyou, awesome HW family. love, peace and blessings

Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Anemia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


TeacherBetsy
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 310
   Posted 11/17/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh (((Maz))), I'm so sorry that you are going through this! Try not to worry about work; your students will be fine, and someone will look after them. This is a time to look after yourself. The pain sounds truly horrible and I hope it will pass soon.

Take care,

Betsy
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 11/17/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, Betsy- i was hoping to wake up today with some improvement- the specialist said it should repair quickly, but ive woken up worse.  mad my eyelid is swollen shut now, so getting the ointment onto the actual ulcer in the eye, on the cornea itself is diificult. again, excuse my one eyed typing, its messy and filled with errors. so back to the specialist tommorow who will no doubt further bankrupt me. its all very disheartening and its a major inconvenience with work- its such a busy time of year at school, marking, writing reports etc and im struggling to do that. and the pain is outta this world.

 

aaaarrrrggghh!

Maz XX


'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Anemia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 


Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 11/17/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
MAZ
Am so glad you got that looked at and are now on meds for it
I know what ya mean when the pain meds DONT even touch pain you are in

I am so sorry hun

Rest and no worries about your kids
YOU always do right by them from what I see

Luvs and God Bless

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
    CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            ~ FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE ~
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
..........LYN


percycat
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Total Posts : 1952
   Posted 11/17/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz,

I'm so sorry to hear that you hurt so much right now. All I can do is send out lots of loving wishes and prayers for things to right themselves ASAP!

Hugs,
percycat

TeacherBetsy
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 310
   Posted 11/17/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Maz))) hang in there... we're thinking of you! School will work out fine. Take it a step at a time.
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


Green Grove
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, my. . . Maz, I sure hope you get this problem taken care of :( You've been going through so much lately, and I want you to give yourself a big hug from me and everyone else on here that loves you and wishes you well :) Sending out a prayer to you :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
Sam
 
God Bless Each & Every One Of You :)


Mazfire
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   Posted 11/20/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks all- ive had the whole week off school, which is very unusual for me, but this has been a horrendous week. the pain, loss of vision (although temporary thank goodness) and all the financial stress that went with it.. thankyou all for being here to help with your kind words etc, makes a huge difference. im still using antibiotic drops and anti-inflamm ointment, as well as prescription painkillers & anti-inflamms etc. i will be at work on monday, even if this dang eye doesnt agree- enough is enough!
Maz XX
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Sinusitis, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Seasonal Mood  Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Phenergan. Benadryl. Stemetil.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.
 
 

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