Jodie How are you doing in College?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 1975jet, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. 1975jet

    1975jet New Member

    Hi Jodie-

    How are you doing going to school? How many classes are you taking? I am having a hard time. Not just the Body but I have already missed some things -Like don't remember the teacher in English saying we had homework and yesterday I was really trying to concentrate on formulas the Alegebra teacher was giving and MY mind just went somewhere else-'weird' -I am sooo glad I don't have classes til Wed. Whoosh -

    I really hope I can keep this up- and I have to be full time in order to keep my grants. I know it is all new and gotta give it a month-Just wish the body and mind would cooperate.... I gotta check and see if I can get the tape recorder to tape the teachers.

    Hope you are feeling better
    Janet
  2. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    i went to dr's yesterday, i'm running fever and wiped out...my hands hurt like heck and swollen right elbow down...

    dr is calling the hand specialist that did my son's surgery on his crushed knuckle last year...and see about getting the carpal tunnel surgery done...

    and he sent me back to the chronic pain specialst, i can't see her until spetember 20th i think ..i wrote it on the calendar...

    my english teacher is difficult...i have a note taker in both english and psychology....that helps some but when you need to come home and do the work in the study guides etc...what the heck can i do..plus type everything and write essays...etc..

    it hurts my elbow just to use my high lighter in my books...
    and the left elbow is getting the tendonitis as well...

    i have not heard word on my finacial aid, pell grants yet...but that will stay the same if i drop my english class...it is the scholarship that will get dropped in half if i drop my english...i can not find another class that will fit into my schedule..to make up for the extra 600.00 i will lose...

    the disability dept is trying to get me into dragonspeak...so i won't have to use my hands...just my mind.lol and voice...i will need to cut a class to get into this .5 unit class for dragon speak...also i am trying to get the state voc-rehab specialist to contact me...so the state can buy me the program for home and a computer to use it in...

    i have cried twice in the counselor's office this week...and then at the end of my english class on last tuesday...i receieved a d plus on the 6 comma rules...i didin't realize they needed to be typed out...then she didn't like my sentence structure...so she said do them over and i wasn't the only one that was requested to do so..and she would give me a c...the thing is to try and get into dental hygiene at that college i can not have any c's only a 2.5 at the lowest...on non science classes...

    so i am thinking about dropping that class and picking up the dragon speak...then i will lose half of my scholarship...unless i wanted to take some class that starts late...but that would mean i would miss my son's football games on saturday's and i am not willing to compromise that..he has two more seasons in high school then he is done..

    i am in my pj's still today..i did change to go to the post office to get my mail...but came home and got in my jammies...i have a seven eleven across the street and i am thinking about going there to buy some bottled water...

    i feel like death warmed over...old cliche i know...we are studying metaphors..maybe i can make up one on my teacher...

    i like her as an individual...she does not own t/v. she must be mid 50's or so...

    i am trying to get her method or style of teaching..we read short stories then have to do these critical thinking questions...

    this is when the dragon speak would be so useful to me..

    so it sounds like we are both in the same boat...

    jodie
  3. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    10.5 units...english, general math...easy for me then psychology..general psy...lot's of writing as well..

    vocabulary tests...and we can do extra credit by doing essays...and if you have all the points for an "a" or a "b" you must do a 5-8 page research essay paper...and if you don't the highest grade you will get is a "c"..

    tests are multiple choice...

    i get to set up private time in the disability class to take the class...

    the teacher is really good and i have a great note taker in there...

    oh only allowed to miss (3) classes...so i will be pushing myself alot...

    i need to ice down again...i think i read some more books...

    homework...

    i have a great math teacher....now i am really thinking i don't think i can handle doing dental hygiene physically at all..

    so kaiser dr's are going to need to do something soon for me...or i am about to have a break down...i am trying to keep my spirits up....


    you do what's best for you...how many units(credits) are you taking?

    are you on disability? use the drd center ...they will help you get note takers and allow you to take a tape recorder..most teachers back in the 80's when i took all of this before didn't mind it if you brought a recorder in...

    jodie
  4. jjdg

    jjdg New Member

    I have only been taking 1 class a semester at home on-line.

    I took Critical Thing first,4.0 gpa,then Intro To Psyhic,got a 3.0, just finished Basic college Math got an 3.8 and strting next week The Writng Process.

    It has been fun and i surprise myself too!!,it's so much easier at home, I was going to ,class in the beginning but all the movement and walking etc.,i asked for on-line thru my school.

    I have aolt of trouble thinking and remembering of course thats why only 1 class at a time,its stressful enough too.I have a hard time comprehending so sometimes i read into a recorder to listen to later while i reread the stuff.
    But sometimes i can't understand what the hell i had read in the firstplace :),i have to laugh,what else can i do?LOL.Good luck to all of you,it's been 41yrs.since i had been in school,oh yeah i still don't know what i want to be when i grow up,i tell everyone right now i'm taking up time and space. jj
  5. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    you're my inspiration to keep on plugging along...i just have a few tough things to work out physically and swallow my pride at the moment if i need to cut back to two classes and pick up the dragon speak class...

    i guess i need to look at the long run...if i had to work even a few hours a week i would be done in.....

    and now a so called friend has me pissed off..

    earlier today she wanted to borrow my new vaccum..she was getting her carpets cleaned...they guy wouldn't clean them until she vaccuumed them...

    i guess her vaccumm doesn't work...well i paid a good amount at costco for mine...

    then i called up and asked if she was done w/it...she made a comment that my bag was full...i gave it to her that way...well i just moved then end of may...and technically changed the bag out the first week of june. my son dumped it for me...well i am not dirty...and the carpet here is new and i don't have a bunch of little kids running about or anything..
    well i have a feeling she either broke it or just is one of those that says one thing and means another...a user...plus she owes me money still..not going to say how much...

    they guy that cleaned her carpets is a sort of friend/maybe a booty call..whatever he is to her...don't care..

    i called her at 8 pm and she said she is on her way...then i called to tell her i was walking to store across the street...to get some water...

    well i have tried her cell phone 2 times... and called her home phone 2 times..left messages...the last two were pretty blunt...basically told her i wouldn't have loaned her the vaccuum if i wasn't goign to get it back tonight...cause cody is coming back early tomarrow and he needs to do his room so we can have the maintenace man fix his closet...

    and he has football practice big they have a really big game coming up on friday...and he doesn't have much time to do things and he has to do this because we have plans as well..i can not be sitting around waiting for someone to show up w/my vaccuum...then i mentioned i haven't even gotten my money she owes me and i am tired of waiting around for it...i don't care if she has to take out a loan...or do what she has to do..

    i didn't mention the loan but sorry i am ranting..i am thnking about driving over to her apt....i can't imagine they are sitting in the wet carpeted floors..

    i told her i am worried that something has happen to her or something else...and to please call...and if she wasn't going to bring it back tonight like she agreed then i wouldn't have loaned her my vaccuum..it is funny when she wants something she is right over here...but when she owes me something it is always some b.s. excuse...

    the money part is my own darn fault but i would never do anything like she did to me...

    i want my vaccuum then i will take her to small claims..i have written docs...so if she wants to go there then small claims is always there...

    sorry to ramble on like this but this really has ticked me off...beyond belief..

    i think our so called friendship has ended....i will only allow her back into my life when i see the items she owes me back...

    i will never lend out another thing again..to her or anyone else that is not family...

    jodie
  6. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    congratulations to you by all means you deserve it..

    now to figure out what you want to be when you grow up...that is incredible what accomplishments you have made..

    i have a maddening tension headache right now..read my most recent reply...

    jodie

    i don't need to deal w/users..

  7. 1975jet

    1975jet New Member

    Hi all;

    I feel better I think that I am not the lonely duck here- MY problem is speaking up to get that help that is there for me- I gotta do something this week-because if I lose it in the beginning and will just get worse.

    I am taking Alegebra Introd.(not by choice), Computers(so I can learn powerpoint, excel)which I took excel a long time ago-but it has slipped my mind) -English( already got a late on my homework-cause I don't remember her saying anything about homework) -and Reading-reading I have a hard time concentrating and algebra I am totally lost!!! I have the disab. office to see and talk to and I am through vocational training- My classes are M,W,F-I start at 8:00 and get out at 12:15- I thought about on-line courses but I need to get better w/computer.

    Lets keep each other posted- I wish you all well -I also am working on trying to still find some medical help because I know I need it. There is just sooo much going on I feel like climbing in a hole and crying... Jodie, I applied for SSD back in June- I should have end of last year but I didn't. I already had the examination from the SSD people- it was not fun and I was late for my appt. cause I got lost... I did not have anyone to drive me,so my very ill DH rode with me. Medically he cannot drive.

    I don't know if I will qualify for SSD- But I won't give up, I wonder if I should call them and tell them I am having problems trying to be re-trained?? Don't want to give up BUT my mind and body are NOT good.

    Sorry sooo long- just really frustrated and lost
    Janet
  8. 69mach1

    69mach1 New Member

    i can't do the 8 am thing barely the 10:30 am class...

    i have to drop off my son at school..he used to have me leave at 7:40 am..i just finally told him...i am not leaving at that time anymore..i get caught in too much traffic..he needs to be in class at 8:15 am..we live maybe two minutes away from high school, but i have to pass the junior high.stop lights, crossing guard, and then dumb kids whipping out in front of you not at the cross walks. on their skateboards bicycles..

    well i haven't started
    pre-algebra...and if i am able to go thru w/dental hygiene..but at this time i hardly doubt it at al...only if they do the carpal tunnel and elbow surgery...or fix the elbow some how w/surgery...i don't know if that is possible...i have had three cortisone, doesn't do anything...once i got a repreive about for almost a month ant then back to square one...

    well i just tried typing w/carpal tunnel wrist splints..impossible...i kept hitting all kinds of buttons and bringing up stuff that wasn't to be there..

    well i need to fix some breakfast it is 12:30 pm. now.lol

    take care...i have some time to decide to drop my english class or fanagile a new class schedule..

    jodie