Skeye, how are you?

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Chartreux
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   Posted 2/22/2011 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Skeye,
how are you doing? How's the stim helping? Hope your okay..
it's been awhile since you posted and was wondering about you.
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healing hugz and well wishes...

tmjpain
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 

                  i was talking to skeye a couple days ago and she is well

                 she has been busy travelling every weekend to find which school she will attend this year

                 I will give her a heads up to this thread

 


SUZANE

One day at a time!!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
      I too heard from her. She recently had a Birthday last week, and I sent her on of my e/cards to her. She responded back quickly, and said she was busy traveling the country and will start school very soon.
 
 SE wink

momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering about you too Skeye. Happy Birthday and good luck with finding a school to attend.

love and hugs
Loretta

ps. take good care of yourself

tmjpain
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   Posted 2/23/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Skeye is aware that we are asking about her. She had a very long shift at work yesterday

and was too tired to come and post. She has been busy travelling to find a school of vet. medicine

and luckily she has found the place she has dreamed of attending. I will let her tell you all about it.

Skeye, we all love you and care about you and your future dreams. We know you will post when you

are able to.

Love, Suzane
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

skeye
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   Posted 2/23/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Thanks so much for asking about me & thanks to SE & Suzane for letting everyone know that I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth! I'm sorry for my lack of posting, I really have been meaning to give you all an update, but things have just been crazy here.

As Suzane and SE said, these last two months have been very hectic, as almost every weekend I had to travel to a different vet school for interviews, etc. Fortunately, I am done with all that now. I'm proud to say that all my hard work paid off. I ended up getting into every school that I applied to & had the privilege of choosing what school to go to. I am very happy with my choice & think that I will get an excellent education. The school I chose is only 4 1/2 hrs from home by car, which is good, as I think I'm going to try to maintain my current team of doctors. It took me so long to assemble this team & I love them all so much, I really don't want to have to switch doctors if I can help it. We'll all have to chat before I leave & figure this all out. School starts in mid-August.

As for my eye pain, I'm doing surprisingly well. I love my stimulator. It doesn't take away all the pain, and there are days where it doesn't seem to help at all, but more often than not, the stimulator reduces my pain by 30-70% (probably 50% on average). Over the last few months, my meds have been reduced, and are now essentially only used for break-though pain. It seems like the stimulator is helping more now (7 months after the implantation) than it was when I first got it, which is great. The surgeon had told me that this might happen. I guess sometimes the stimulator can help "reprogram" the nerves and lower the base-line pain level. I do use it 24 hrs a day/7 days a week, so maybe that helps.

My vision and neurologic function of my eye are still screwed up, but unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do about it. It makes reading for more than a few minutes difficult, but I've learned to cope. I'm a little worried about what is going to happen when I go to vet school and have so much reading to do (now that I haven't been in school for a year), but I just have to keep telling myself that I can do it. I know I have the drive and the determination, and I do have technology that helps make things easier for me to read (enlarges font on books, computer, and can read things to me).

As for the depression and anxiety, those are things that I still struggle with, but with the right diagnosis (bipolar II), and the right meds, things are improving. We're still working out which med combo is best, but I am better than I was in the fall. Not great, but better. I'm still really tired all the time.

Other than that, nothing much is new. We've had an incredibly snowy winter. We usually get a lot of snow, but this year we got hammered by at least one storm a week, bringing anywhere from 1 - 3 ft per storm, for about 5 wks. I have never seen so much snow here. At one point we had over 5 ft on the ground (it's now melted to about 2 ft). It was incredible. People's roofs were collapsing, barns we collapsing, it was really bad. Fortunately, the snow has let up, and the worst seems to have past.

Hope everyone is well & is surviving winter!

hugs,
Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 2/23/2011 4:00:04 PM (GMT-7)


Chartreux
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   Posted 2/23/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, some great news about the vet schools...which one did you choose? you
forgot to name it??? anyways glad you'll be back posting till you start at school...
Yep the Great White North was just that this year...
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Well wishes, healing hugz and Prayers....
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 2/23/2011 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Skeye. It's really good to hear that the stimulator has taken a lot of the pain away. I know that has to feel a whole lot better. Just keep trying with the meds for the bipolar. You'll get the right ones, I just know it. I have clinical depression. I know that it's not like bipolar, but i finally got the right meds to help me. I know you'll ace the vet school. That's really cool that you got to choose the one that you wanted to go to. Which one did you pick? It's good that you won't have to change your team of doctors, as you have good ones. I'll let you go now. Take care.

love and hugs
Loretta
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