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    Unhappy Homework and Brain Fog

    So I've missed around 2 weeks of school and have all this homework piling up but everytime I go to try to do it I cant even concentrate long enough to get anything done. I look at it and feel stupid because I don't understand what Im reading and have to read it multiple times when normally I would just have to read through once. I dont comprehend any of the book I'm reading for English, and Spanish? lol thats out of the question. I dont even understand the directions. Its really frustrating becaues its taking a lot more out of me than usual trying to get any of my homework done, and it doesnt help that Im two weeks behind. Suggestions?
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

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    Oh honey,

    I do understand, I have a very physical, fast pace job, which I really can't do anymore ( sometimes I go to the bathroom and cry, because of pain and exhaustion). But because of the brain fog I can't get a new job. How am I going to learn everything about a new job, if I can't even remember my phone number some days or the names of my coworkers?
    I don't have any suggestions for you, but I know what you are talking about.
    Good luck Ritz.

    Debbie
    I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).

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    Thanks. I dont know how to attempt to explain that to my teachers. I feel like they're going to think Im coming up with excuses for getting almost nothing done when I havent been to school in almost 2 weeks, other than that one day. I just cant do it and get frustrated and know that Im not getting anything out of it so I give up. Im not learning anything, and all this stuff I used to know like verb tenses in spanish have just gone out the window. I couldnt tell you what the first ten pages of this book Im reading in English were even about, much less can I analyze it for deeper meaning and symbolism and all that kind of stuff. My brain feels like mush and its driving me crazy because Im in all these hard classes and Im falling really far behind. I dont know what to do. =(
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

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    Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.

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    Ritz,
    Go talk to your counselor and tell her exactly what you just told us. If I were you, I'd print this page out and show it to her.
    Then, ask her to go with you to visit each one of your teachers to help you explain it to them. Once they understand what is going on and that you really want to do the work, but just need some extra help and time to do it, they should be willing to schedule some tutoring for you.

    I had a student who was dealing with multiple illnesses and surgeries. She was like you - a brilliant girl who took AP classes, but was stuck in a weakened body.
    The district put her into a Homebound program for a while. I and some of her other teachers agreed to go to her home for tutoring sessions until we got her caught up.
    It helped her, and the district paid me extra to do it. Ask your counselor if this is possible in your district.

    I'm rooting for you, sweetie. I know that you can do it. You feel overwhelmed right now, but just tackle it one piece at a time.
    Hugs and love,
    Marla

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    i also know how it feels.
    i gave up work and started on a pension, maily bercause of brain fog.
    i earn less in 2 weeks than i used to make in 1 day.

    it is never easy, but marla has a good idea.
    try it ............... they might just understand.

    thinking of you

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    I emailed her basically what I said on here and asked her if she could have me come down to talk to her today. My nerves are shot I didnt get any sleep last night =( Last week I wanted to go back and today Im just dreading it because when I went that one day last week I realized how far behind I was in everything and I literally sat there in each class and had NO IDEA what we were talking about. And my spanish teacher was kind of making me mad because she kept saying things to me, in spanish, and I had to keep asking her to repeat what she said because I had no idea what she was saying and she kept asking "well dont you remember __?" fill in the blank. She told me what time I could leave for lunch because she was letting me go early so I could get down there in time and I had no idea what she said and she said "dont you remember your numbers? tell me what I just said" and this was in front of the class. And it took me forever and I felt stupid because thats something that should just come to me but it didnt. Its small annoying things like that that are getting to me right now.
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

    Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
    Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.

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