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  • Grrr!!

    I am feeling really down today. I just found out today that my professor is not going to accept my paper because it was late. I got sick so I couldn't finish it. I got a letter from my dean, but the professor said it didn't matter. It upset me so much. Dealing with this on top of everything going on. It is hard for me to not be able to keep up with my work like everybody else. I push myself too hard as it is. I keep trying to tell myself that I only I have one week to Spring Break and less than 100 days until I graduate. It is just so hard sometimes. I mean I should be in bed right now, but I still have a ton of work to do. I just needed to reach out to someone who knows what I am going through. banghead
    IC-diagnosed August 1998 with cystoscopy and hydro
    IBS-diagnosed in 1998 probably had for majority of my life
    Fibro-Diagnosed in 2010
    Other conditions: Depression, High Cholesterol (irony)

    Primary symptoms: PAIN, bloating, frequency, urgency, fatigue

    Current Meds: Elavil 10mg at bedtime, Toviaz 4mg at bedtime, Lyrica 3x a day

    Failed meds: Vesicare, Detrol LA, Celexa, Vioxx, Celebrex, Ditropan XL, Elmiron
    "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

  • #2
    Grinch, I'm sorry your having a not so good day. I'm so with you. two big bed because of pain..and hard to study. Congrats...your almost done..Please dont' give up, professor are big pains, I think I dean can over ride that grade in the don't worrie about will work out. I will keep you in my prays. If you still awake your welcome to email me at [email protected]. maybe we can talk if you would like. I'm here if you ever need me. I know we hadn't talked in a long time..and i'm so sorry about that. I care, so get a hold of me..



    • #3
      I remember those times and i know for a fact the dean can over ride your teachers ruleing on this subject. i didnt have ic threw school but have always my whole life had bladder and kidney problems. i had to go quite a few times to get things done threw the dean the teacher is just trying to play hard ball with you because he doesnt understand or just dont want to understand. i'm sending you hugs and prayers and just think its almost over with only a 100 more days left. grouphug i'm proud of you i know its hard and i know you have a lot on you right now but you went this far you can finish it I know you can. just believe in your self and the Lord keep praying he is listening. and if your teacher isnt all a jack butt try sending him some print outs from our sites and have your doctor to give you an excuse HE CAN'T OVER RULE A DOCTOR EXCUSE NO WAY NO HOW DOCTOR'S ORDERS IF HE LIKES IT OR NOT! BEST WISHES.
      Medicine taken daily or as needed:
      1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
      2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
      3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
      4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
      5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
      5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
      6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
      7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

      I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


      • #4
        You should consider talking to your professor about your condition...or even try going to the dean or student service's and explain your situation. I know it's hard cause I've been dealing with school and IC too...but hang in there. I just keep telling myself that it will get better. Let us know how it goes!


        • #5

          If your paper was late because of your disability (IC, remember it's a disability, which means the ADA applies).-the Americans with Disabilities Act.

          Your college should have a Students with Disabilities policy, and hopefully an office or staff to support you. Every college I've been to has had one. Here is where you can go to get support - bring a doctor's letter informing them about your condition and how it affects your schoolwork.

          As long as you pursue it, your teacher will have to change his position on accepting your paper.

          However, here is the most important advice - which is listed on every course syllabus for my classes at my current college. As frustrating/embarassing, etc. as it may seem, you must speak to your professors about IC at the beginning of each semester. At the first class, bring a letter from your doctor that explains the condition and what accomodations you may need from the professor - such as extensions for papers if you are in a flare. Then make sure to tell your professors when a flare starts near a due date so that they know BEFORE the due date that your assignment is going to be late.

          If you do all this, they don't have any grounds for refusal.

          Pikkumyy - special ed teacher, wife, wild animal rehabber, and PFD patient since the horrible kidney infection of 2000. In remission since 9/04


          • #6

            Have you met with someone at the Disability Resource Centre at your university yet? They helped me tremendously throughout my university years. I'm sure you're counting down the days left though!

            Take care,
            My story of healing and hope


            • #7
              (((((((((Grinch))))))))))) Hang in there....that Dean of yours can prolly help you out in getting that professor to rethink his decision or at least work out a compromise. It may get ugly, but don't be afraid to persevere. You've come so far and worked so hard and I know you've had days you've been ready to quit.....DON"T GIVE UP, k?
              Somewhere there's a reason /Why things go like they do /Somewhere there's a reason /Why some things just fall through /We don't always see them /For what they really are /But I know there's a reason /Just can't see it from this far /Maybe I don't like it, /But I have no choice /I know that somewhere, /Someone hears my voice / I thought I knew it all /I thought I had it made /How could it end this way? /I thought I knew Somewhere there's a reason /Why things don't go my way /Somewhere there's a reason /That I cannot explain /Just like the change of season, /Just may not be my turn /But I know there's a reason, /The lesson's mine to learn


              • #8
                Hi Grinch,

                I'm going to PM this info to you but I'll post it as well. I mentioned the ADA before, but here is what you , and more importantly, your professor, need to know.

                There is a section of FEDERAL LAW (!!!) called Section 504 of the Civil Rights Act.

                I knew about this before but in my graduate special education program, we had an *entire* class on it today.

                Section 504 provides for the prevention and pursuit of change if someone in a preschool through high education setting is discriminated against because of a disability. There are several criteria, all of which you fulfill, having IC that affects your life and learning.

                Section 504 means that those providing education to those who fulfill the criteria MUST...let me repeat, MUST provide accomodations for those with disabilities, with things such as:

                -more time for tests
                -more time for assignments *!*!*!*!
                -peer tutors
                -extra breaks
                -an interpreter

                and many others, as long as the financial impact wouldn't be too hard. Obviously letting you handf in a paper late doesn't cost money.

                Your professor should know that if he refuses you these accomodations, your entire school is NOT in compliance with 504, which is illegal - for which you could sue your school. It is in his best interest to work with you.

                This being said, you need to speak to your advisor at school, if there isn't a disability office, about making sure that he gives you accomodations, and gets your grade changed if you were failed, etc. because of things due to your disability.

                If you read this, please PM or e-mail me at:

                [email protected]

                I have lots of resources, phone #s, etc. to help you inform your teachers and/or school about this important law.

                Keep us informed!
                Pikkumyy - special ed teacher, wife, wild animal rehabber, and PFD patient since the horrible kidney infection of 2000. In remission since 9/04


                • #9
                  (((((Grinch)))))) I don't think your professor can do that. I think the others advise is good.....I am sorry your professor acted that way....

                  Best Wishes
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