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17 hours ago, whatsizbucket said:

I feel tired.  This leukemia is wiping out my energy reserves.  I get sleep sure, but unfortunately that energy is gone before I get rolling on anything.  I can't even wake up without that energy being sapped.

I'm glad you are doing better dazed.  I also hope that you get ahold of your pdoc melissa.

I hope you feel better, Bucket. I'm sorry you feel so crappy :(

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My incision sites from the surgery are still bleeding. My grandma thinks it's because my air cast is rubbing against my incisions. All I know is, it's a bit scary. I don't know why they keep bleeding, but I really wish it would stop...

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7 hours ago, Siggmin said:

My incision sites from the surgery are still bleeding. My grandma thinks it's because my air cast is rubbing against my incisions. All I know is, it's a bit scary. I don't know why they keep bleeding, but I really wish it would stop...

When did you have the surgery?  If it was a couple days ago, I would call your DR.  This happened to my sister and she was very glad she called DR.

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14 minutes ago, melissaw72 said:

When did you have the surgery?  If it was a couple days ago, I would call your DR.  This happened to my sister and she was very glad she called DR.

I wanna say... Five weeks ago? I was just worried about infection, but it's not infected. No signs of such, and no fever. I see the surgeon not the Thursday coming up this week, but the week after. Hopefully it goes well. I'm just trying to put it out of my mind until then. I am going to start washing it more often and have loosened my air cast so it doesn't cut up against the sites.

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9 minutes ago, Siggmin said:

I wanna say... Five weeks ago? I was just worried about infection, but it's not infected. No signs of such, and no fever. I see the surgeon not the Thursday coming up this week, but the week after. Hopefully it goes well. I'm just trying to put it out of my mind until then. I am going to start washing it more often and have loosened my air cast so it doesn't cut up against the sites.

I was not going to say this, but if you think TMI please don't read past this.

 

My sister had surgery, and 3-4 days after surgery the same was happening to her as to you.  Bleeding from the surgical site.  She called the DR, and they had her come in, found it was a blood clot the size of a baseball, which was causing the bleeding.  They re-admitted her to the hospital because they hoped the clot would slowly dissolve.  It did, and she was ok, but at first it was scary because she didn't know what was happening.

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I've been offline for a while - thanks to my telco. They are doing works to upgrade the internet to fibre optic cabling in my area and successfully disconnected me from my ADSL in the process. I'm sorry if I haven't responded to people who have replied to my posts. I'm still waiting for communication to happen between GP and pdoc. GP got the letter, but wanted more clarification, so still waiting. Things could be better, sleep is still an intermittent issue. Now I am starting to get really paranoid about the police following me, and of all people to knock on my door this morning was the police. They have been looking for my next door neighbour and wanted to know if I had seen him. Which I haven't. He has only just moved in and I've never met him. In a funny sort of way it was reassuring, because the police man was very nice and it reassured me that the police aren't looking for me. If they were, they would have said so, I would think. I know these are irrational thoughts, but it doesn't stop the visceral reaction I have when I see the police. I saw the police when I was out last night, and really got very anxious. I'm going to ring my GP today and get an update I think. 

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51 minutes ago, Tree said:

I've been offline for a while - thanks to my telco. They are doing works to upgrade the internet to fibre optic cabling in my area and successfully disconnected me from my ADSL in the process. I'm sorry if I haven't responded to people who have replied to my posts. I'm still waiting for communication to happen between GP and pdoc. GP got the letter, but wanted more clarification, so still waiting. Things could be better, sleep is still an intermittent issue. Now I am starting to get really paranoid about the police following me, and of all people to knock on my door this morning was the police. They have been looking for my next door neighbour and wanted to know if I had seen him. Which I haven't. He has only just moved in and I've never met him. In a funny sort of way it was reassuring, because the police man was very nice and it reassured me that the police aren't looking for me. If they were, they would have said so, I would think. I know these are irrational thoughts, but it doesn't stop the visceral reaction I have when I see the police. I saw the police when I was out last night, and really got very anxious. I'm going to ring my GP today and get an update I think. 

I can relate to the police showing up to your door unexpectedly.  When my identity was stolen (still isn't completely figured out yet) I had gotten all the paperwork in to the IRS, the police knocked on my door.  My first thought was 'ok, I haven't done anything wrong' ... so I answered the door and they were looking for the guy across the hall from me.  But it made me so nervous, even though I hadn't done anything wrong. 

I hope you are able to get in touch with GP.

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3 hours ago, melissaw72 said:

I can relate to the police showing up to your door unexpectedly.  When my identity was stolen (still isn't completely figured out yet) I had gotten all the paperwork in to the IRS, the police knocked on my door.  My first thought was 'ok, I haven't done anything wrong' ... so I answered the door and they were looking for the guy across the hall from me.  But it made me so nervous, even though I hadn't done anything wrong. 

I hope you are able to get in touch with GP.

It's the weirdest thing isn't it? To be nervous when you know you've done nothing wrong. I find it very distressing at times. I did speak to my GP, she still hasn't heard from the pdoc, but I have an appt tomorrow anyway. We are going to go ahead and get the ball rolling. I phoned the medicines line and spoke to a pharmacist about a cross taper schedule; she couldn't help much other then to give me another number that clinicians can call at my local hospital, where specialist pharmacists can offer advice to doctors. Cross tapers need to be personalized to a degree, so I'm sure we'll work something out between everyone. Ain't the state of mental health services grand?

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It is distressing ... every time I see police I just want to hide.  I think it is in part because they were involved a few times when I was unmedicated and psychotic (as well other times over the years), and I think they remember that.  Maybe not, but it sure seems so.

I'm glad you spoke to your GP.  I'm surprised your pdoc and/or GP aren't the ones doing the cross-tapering schedule.  I would think they'd be the ones to help you with that.  Maybe tomorrow at your pdoc appt you can ask him/her to help you with a cross-taper schedule?

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Sorry Mel... cramps suck!

I have a job interview on Wednesday... but heres the thing.... I'm not sure I want the job.... I mean I DO want a job.. but maybe not this one..... I was so scared I wouldn't get ANY interviews I applied for like 30 jobs... hmmmm I think I'll go anyway... but you know.... yes.... x

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On 3/17/2016 at 2:46 PM, melissaw72 said:

It is distressing ... every time I see police I just want to hide.  I think it is in part because they were involved a few times when I was unmedicated and psychotic (as well other times over the years), and I think they remember that.  Maybe not, but it sure seems so.

I'm glad you spoke to your GP.  I'm surprised your pdoc and/or GP aren't the ones doing the cross-tapering schedule.  I would think they'd be the ones to help you with that.  Maybe tomorrow at your pdoc appt you can ask him/her to help you with a cross-taper schedule?

I also have had bad experiences with the police. They were very unhelpful when my ex was harassing me and I felt so betrayed by that. When I really needed help, they weren't there.

My GP spoke to the pdoc and as it turns out, she misunderstood the pdoc's instructions. Because this pdoc only does one-off assessments, she wants me to wait until I see the long term pdoc she arranged for me, before I start changing meds. Which at the moment, won't be until June. Which initially sent me into a tail-spin. I've since decided that I need to concentrate on doing things to help myself, like good sleep hygiene, doing more exercise, getting out in the sun to get my Vit. D, etc. Life throws you lemons, you make lemonade sort of thing. Hopefully the psychotic stuff doesn't get worse, but if it does I'll just contact mental health triage.

 

Dazed and confused, I hope the voices stop whispering and stop being so rude.

 

Chicken lips, good luck with the job interview. Who knows where it may lead :)

 

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3 hours ago, Chickenlips said:

Sorry Mel... cramps suck!

I have a job interview on Wednesday... but heres the thing.... I'm not sure I want the job.... I mean I DO want a job.. but maybe not this one..... I was so scared I wouldn't get ANY interviews I applied for like 30 jobs... hmmmm I think I'll go anyway... but you know.... yes.... x

Good luck! Even if you decide not to take the job the interview process will be a good practice for other interviews if you decide not to take this job. I wish you all the best!

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Very thankful for toothbrush and mint toothpaste ... I had terrible (understatement) breath this morning, and mainly the taste was on my tongue.  It tasted so bad that I HAD to brush my teeth because I couldn't think of anything else and I was getting anxious.  (Thank you to the ODT Klonopin and ODT Lamictal ... the 2 tastes together taste terrible.  But for some reason today was the worst I remember).

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OWWW ... I am in so much pain ... my intestines (especially in the lower left quadrant (LLQ) ) are in spasm and it is so painful.  Just took an extra pill hoping this will calm down.  No fever so I know I don't need to be checked; it is just part of what happens.  A fever will be a problem.

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On 20 March 2016 at 11:46 AM, Wonderful.Cheese said:

Good luck! Even if you decide not to take the job the interview process will be a good practice for other interviews if you decide not to take this job. I wish you all the best!

Wiseness Cheese... wiseness... xxx

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