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Need sleep.

I can't seem to get much done. I'm dealing with pain in my sleep and not getting much. I didn't start getting into actual good sleep until 1 AM last night. Woke up at 6:45. Yes, thsi is better than before I got on the Amitriptyline, but I don't know how they expect me to focus. I remember waking up to the feeling of my foot being on fire last night, but don't know when that wwas for sure. My foot was not on fire in reality.
I can't seem to put sentences together. I can't seem to use correct Braille contractions either. This is not good... Not good at all. I'll need to take the Lidoderm patch off at 11 this morning. I want to sleep but have stuff to do. On top of all of this, I have a math test. Wait, I'm taking French. Do you see what I mean about being too tired? Yeah, and someone said they didn't have aim and I said "you don't have an instant messenger?" Wasn't joking either. I seriously forgot that aim is a word.
I'm trying to figure out whether to say something to disability services about a problem I'm having. Cars are parking or stopping for very long periods of time in the crosswalks. It's not like they're sort of in the cross walks. It's like they parked right in front of the wheelchair cuts. If anyone was in a wheelchair, they'd be S.O.L. because they wouldn't be able to successfully get in to the street. I don't exactly want Julio learning to go outside the crosswalk to avoid the cars either. But I also don't want to start getting accused of being the bitch who's alwas complaining about disability issues. On the other hand, if I don't say something, who will?
Also, does anyone with a dog from any school have suggestions on how to handle this with Julio? I can call GDB too I guess, but I just thought I'd ask.
Hugs!
Nickie

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french_creek
Nov. 18th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
I don't think you'd be a bitch for bringing the car thing up with the appropriate people. And that's confusing for Julio... He's trained to go around obstacles, but you don't want him to learn that an obstacle in the crosswalk means going around it by walking into possible parallel traffic. Or even perpendicular traffic if he took you too far the other way to get around the car. Ugh... Yeah, I would really bring this up with someone. Plus, there's the issue with people who use wheelchairs, as you said.

One of Marirose's puppy raisers was in a wheelchair, and she tends to prefer taking the ramps, even if it means sliding into the parallel street and turning to go up the ramp that wasn't angled. (LOL, I hope that description made sense.) But whenever I have a mobility instructor or someone from Seeing Eye come check it out, she performs perfectly. But this sounds more like an obstacle thing and helping Julio make the safest decisions. And even if you were using your cane, it would be difficult for you to decide which would be the safest rout to get around the intruding car, unless you were absolutely sure there was no traffic around.
amm_in_paris
Nov. 18th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
You added me to msn but I haven't been on yet. Soon! I took Amitriptyline for seven years, believe it or not. I stopped it and lost twenty kilos. It used to really knock me out at night. I took 100 mg though. A lot.
Cars park on sidewalks, in the street here, too. I accidentally tore somebody's side mirror off with my arm. Oops. You're right, if you don't complain, nobody will. I'm the complainer, too, people just roll their eyes but I figure somebody has to do it.
Could your doctor give you ambien or something short lasting that would work if you took it at midnight, but wouldn't make you drowsy?
sockkiah
Nov. 18th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
I think that you definitely should talk to disability services. That's just the sort of thing they are there for.
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