A flat out day


Posted by GailJ (gailJ,GailJ), Feb 16,2001,06:23   Archive
Hi all

Today was sooo busy.

I got up early, drove to school to drop off my 13 year old daughter (yes, I'm able to drive again this week), and then on the work to prepare for my first class for the year this morning, a class of three hours duration. Then a meeting with a student and another with a colleague at lunchtime, before a series of 30 minute appointments, one after another all afternoon, with students making enrolment queries. Normally the few weeks before and after semester starts are very busy for me with students wanting to enrol in different courses, etc.

There's a fine line between being very busy and being stressed. I was able to stay on the right side of the line today, partly because my eyes behaved tolerably, with lots of application of eye libricants. Only five more days until my visit to the new ophthalmologist.

It's a bit like waiting for a birthday or Christmas as a child...Will the ophthalmologist bring an open mind to the examination of my eyes, or will he tell me before he checks me over that too many people have been diagnosed with BEB?

GailJ in Tasmania, where it's Friday night, and a lovely, blank weekend looms large ahead.




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Re : A flat out day --- GailJ
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Feb 16,2001,08:17 Top of Thread Archive
You certainly have busy days Gail - glad you were able to handle the one, you described. Hope the opthamologist is a `good un' and treats you properly. Enjoy your weekend.

June in Toronto where its 0 deg C but no more snow, ice rain (I hope!) and supposed to be sunny.




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Posted by kathy , Feb 16,2001,08:39 Top of Thread Archive
gail, some people have had to go years without being diagnosed properly,
which only adds to the stress. while beb is a rare disease, and i don't know much about your situation, i don't see how too many people can have it. good luck to you and i'll certainly be curious how this one turns out. it would be nice, however if you didn't have it!



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Posted by GailJ (gailJ,GailJ), Feb 18,2001,06:38 Top of Thread Archive
Hi all

Kathy, I'm one of the ones who has gone for years (well... it's over a year now) before a diagnosis. I have no doubt I have BEB. However, I live in an isolated part of the world where the one neurologist available told me before he looked at my eyes that too many people are diagnosed with BEB. My GP had referred me to him, suggesting that I might have it. Since then he's given me four lots of botox, but no diagnosis, and will not enter into discussion about my future. Not having a diagnosis is a major stressor for me.

Best wishes
GailJ




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