Exam pain....literally!

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Starburst
Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
edited 23. Jan 2011, 01:15 in Living with Arthritis archive
Today I've woken up in pain in every bad joint and I have an important exam this afternoon. I was nervous enough as it is because I haven't done an essay exam like this since I left school 4 years ago. I'm dosed up on co-codamol and I pray it won't make me too drowsy and dopey. Well, I'm always dopey actually! :lol:

I feel guilty asking but please can you send me some brain power and 'stay awake' power for this afternoon. I think I'm gonna need it.

THANK YOU my very lovely, special people.

Sophie xx

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    What time is the brain power required? I am sure you will be fine, keep ahead of the pain if you can - and write a note about it on your paper, they might make an allowance or two, you never know! I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sending as much brain power as I can Starburst. You will be fine flower once you get in there so try not to let it worry you too much.

    Hope the pain will behave for you. Cris x
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Starburst good luck. We are on funeral duties this morning and exam duties this afternoon so anything that helps! I hope the meds help keep you relaxed as a positive and not drowsy.

    Good luck,

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • jennylynn
    jennylynn Member Posts: 101
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    .....i'm a bit late Sophie but hope you got on ok!

    Jennyx
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Another late one hun, not that it would make much difference, it's not my turn to have the brain today
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    :lol:

    Hope it goes/went well
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sophie
    Sorry I am late with this, bet your exams are over with, I really do hope they went well for you.
    Good Luck...I hope you get a good mark
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry... another late one! but I hope the bucketsful of energy and stay awake drafts from the others helped you stay awake and concentrate on your exams. :wink:

    (((hugs)))

    Iris xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You should be done by now, I hope! I hope it went well, and that you are OK. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you so much. You are all lovely, amazing people. <3

    I would have come back and let you know what time but I was at college and can't seem to get on here on my phone. It went well, I think....I hope! *fingers crossed* (but only when they're not sore :lol:)
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sophie,

    Glad it went ok for you. I bet you sleep tonight now it is all over. Do you have other assignments to complete?
    I hope you do not have to wait too long before you get your results.

    Arthur definitely does not like stress so well done for pushing on.
    Lv, Ix
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Starburst wrote:
    Thank you so much. You are all lovely, amazing people. <3

    I would have come back and let you know what time but I was at college and can't seem to get on here on my phone. It went well, I think....I hope! *fingers crossed* (but only when they're not sore :lol:)

    Really hope that you did well today, what was it by the way??

    Best of luck hun
    :grin:
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  • cthornley
    cthornley Member Posts: 627
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    sorry another late one, glad it went ok
    I've done many a dosed up exam and thankfully they've all gone ok, i'm sure you'll be the same
    love and hugs
    Chrissie
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I do have other assignments to complete. I'm doing an Access to HE Diploma. Basically, it's a path to get into university because I did my A levels too long ago.

    It was a sociology exam on health inequalities. I revised hard and feel cautiously confident. I'm not sure I will get a distinction but a merit would be lovely!!

    Have a good day everyone. xx
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning Starburst,,

    Am a bit late replying..
    Just wanted to say i glad it went ok luvie..

    How are you today??..

    Take care
    Tracy
    xxxxx
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope it went well, Starburst. This is just to let you know for future reference that you can have someone to write for you in exams. Needs setting up in advance though.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • cthornley
    cthornley Member Posts: 627
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    you can also get extra time - i'm never sure if this is prolonging the agony or not but it does enable you to take a sort rest and stretch fingers/ wrists etc
    This is the route I went down - didn't always use the extra time but it was a comfort to have. You need to organise in advance with college disability officer
    CHrissie
  • jennylynn
    jennylynn Member Posts: 101
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Starburst,

    i'm sure you did great!!! on my second bout of higher education at present (doing a dental course so the evil university in their wisdom make us sit 'single best answer' exams) but when i did my previous degree i did get extra time to allow me to walk around if i needed it - could have had a scribe for if my fingers were too sore but as my knees were the only affected joints at the time i felt it would have been a bit lazy :grin:

    In fact, even sitting for an hour was quite difficult this time around - so will most likely be looking into the extra time route myself! Just wanted to put it out there as food for thought because arthur doesnt like exams any more than we do :grin:

    Jennyx
    Jennyx

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  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    You're a very lovely, supportive bunch. Just wanted to say that. ;)

    I do get 25% extra time and I get to use my laptop because my grip is pretty bad on my writing hand. Normally, I would have been ok but the last few days have been particularly bad. I'm in a flare after a couple of weeks of less pain. I did get a bit distracted because my ribs were sore and bothering me but not too badly. I popped 2 co-codamol (30mg ones!) right before the exam, which helped.

    xx
  • meanyjarReA
    meanyjarReA Member Posts: 39
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope you did really well in your exams!!

    I too am studying on an access course - for counselling. I also aim for distinctions!!

    Does stress affect your arthritis? I know mine certainly does. Makes me wonder how I am going to be when my exams come up...I have three in a row in may!!
    Jean-Mary
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    www.twitter.com/meany_jar
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I hope you did really well in your exams!!

    I too am studying on an access course - for counselling. I also aim for distinctions!!

    Does stress affect your arthritis? I know mine certainly does. Makes me wonder how I am going to be when my exams come up...I have three in a row in may!!

    Thank you. I did, I found out yesterday that I got distinction! :grin:

    It does seem to make my arthritis worse. I was on hydroxy as well as mtx but I've come off hydroxy now because it makes me faint, so I'm waiting to see my rheumy and get put on a new drug. I hope it will ease up.

    Good luck with yours!
  • meanyjarReA
    meanyjarReA Member Posts: 39
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Starburst wrote:
    I hope you did really well in your exams!!

    I too am studying on an access course - for counselling. I also aim for distinctions!!

    Does stress affect your arthritis? I know mine certainly does. Makes me wonder how I am going to be when my exams come up...I have three in a row in may!!

    Thank you. I did, I found out yesterday that I got distinction! :grin:

    It does seem to make my arthritis worse. I was on hydroxy as well as mtx but I've come off hydroxy now because it makes me faint, so I'm waiting to see my rheumy and get put on a new drug. I hope it will ease up.

    Good luck with yours!

    Well done!!!! That's fabulous!!!

    Thank you! This is inspiring! :grin:
    Jean-Mary
    www.meanyjar.blogspot.com
    www.twitter.com/meany_jar
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am so stupid I once failed a urine test :???: :eek: :shock: :shock: :lol::lol::grin:
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  • meanyjarReA
    meanyjarReA Member Posts: 39
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    tjt6768 wrote:
    I am so stupid I once failed a urine test :???: :eek: :shock: :shock: :lol::lol::grin:

    Very witty!!! :roll: :-D :lol:
    Jean-Mary
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    www.twitter.com/meany_jar
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I also failed a drug test once, I couldn't spell mariquana, mariwarna, erm dope! LOL
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP