Posted by Ted (188.8.131.52) on January 16, 2001 at 23:19:25:
In Reply to: Newly diagonosed, any advice? posted by Callie on January 16, 2001 at 22:38:37:
But first, you're right. Not many people do know about these CHs. First, the plug: If you want to help get the word out about these, join OUCH (Link to the left of this board) who has been working pretty hard at getting the word out more and more.
I was about your age when I first started getting these too. Now I'm... not your age. :-)
Anyway, what I did to get through college was talk to my teacher's alone about it. Feel them out first. The one's who you think are fair you can explain it all to them and let them know in advance that you're possibly going to miss classes and have to take make-up tests, if they're amenable to that. Making sure you're a good student will add to your credibility when and if you have to make up time lost. For the teachers that you don't think are fair or aren't sure about, just tell them you have a medical condition that is rather personal and you don't want to talk about and then continue with what you'd say to the fair teachers. This is one of the ways I got through college.
Try and get into the classes later in the day or evening so the lack of sleep can be caught up on more. That's another way I got through college.
Tell the judge that you just got home from work and you didn't throw the party, but it was happening when you got home. That's the last way I got through college.
What painkiller are you taking constantly? Man. Those are the college days I remember too. Mine weren't given to me from a doctor though. :-)
Very good luck to you.
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