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  • #16
    Go to the class. Attempt everything you can, within reason. Give it your absolute best go. Smile alot, and enjoy it.
    Both you and they will probably all discover things you didn't know before.
    And take a camera with video facility to record footage if you need it for any malpractice suit later etc.

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    • #17
      Probably a silly question, but are you going to school in the US?
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      • #18
        Hi Becky,
        I would completely de-stress about this if you can. It sounds like many courses where you are forced to learn something that might not be at all personally relevant. That's OK, as what they most want is for you to regurgitate what you have learned for the normal healthy body. Having done that you get your grade, period. Think of it as nothing more than a visit to another planet. It's just a visit, but learn the language while you are in the class and then you can put the whole thing behind you, or take parts of it that ARE relevant with you when the course ends.

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        • #19
          Becky, I would also suggest going to your doctor(s), esp. your cardiologist and endocrinologist with the course syllabus and have them write letters regarding what you can and can not do safely. Also, I bet the disabilities services office might help you locate a volunteer to help push you to the building where the class is located. This seems like a reasonable accomodation given your cardiac challenges.

          When I was an undergrad...long time before my SCI...I had to take two classes in health and exercise. One was a general class...that required us to run a mile. Another was a tennis class (my choice). I was scared about the tennis class because I was recovering from a serious illness at the time, but I talked to the instructor and she did not push me beyond what I was able to do...and I was pleased to find that many in the class sucked equally with me in tennis...lol. It ended up being a fun experience.

          Hope everything works out for the best. Colleges...and especially the exercise freaks in the health sciences departments...can be cold and rigid sometimes.
          Last edited by Danine; 03-08-2010, 09:18 AM.
          "The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." -Gloria Steinem

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bcsimpsons View Post
            So..... I need some advice! I am supposed to take this course for school entitled "Personal Health". Now this course has two components, nutrition and exercise. I have explained to the administration all of my health issues including cardiac, metabolic, SCI, etc, all of them. I asked if there was some other course I could take or if I could be waved from this requirement but no such luck. The class is supposed to start on the 15th of this month and I am just super stressed out about it. I mean I want to do well in the class but I don't want to do anything that would be detrimental to my health in any way. What would you guys do, if anything?

            Thanks for your input!!

            Becky

            maybe you're just being paranoid?? just go to the class and see what it's about, you might be way overthinking the process and feel stupid later getting your blood boiling for no reason
            We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
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            • #21
              Yes I thought about how I could also be worrying for nothing . However... I am not going to feel stupid if that happens, just prepared and relieved. I would only feel stupid if I hadnt worried!!

              Becky
              T8-9 according to latest scoring.......
              since 1/3/04

              I am the best at being me. No matter how that happens to be!!

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              • #22
                Late to the party, but just as interested!

                Beckers, if possible, I'd make an appointment to meet with the instructor before the first class so you can introduce yourself and give her a heads up that due to your due to your disability and health status, you may need some accommodations to fully participate in the class. It will give you a chance to feel out what lies ahead and how willing the instructor is to work with you, and allow the instructor to start thinking about ways to make sure you're included.

                I think you'll be fine, and your participation in the class will enrich everyone's experience.

                Outside of what happens with this class, have you touched base with the student disabilities' services office yet? If not, please make it a point to do so. They can be real allies in getting you what you need, so it's not a bad idea to let them know you're out there before any problems come up.
                It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

                ~Julius Caesar

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                • #23
                  Good luck Becky. You've had some really good advice. Try not to worry about something that has'nt even happened yet. Sounds like you have a good attitude about the class, and I can see why you would be concerned, I'd contact my doctor about it and see if he would put any limitations on paper for you to have a guide line to go by and give the instructor a heads up on what you're capable of doing.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bcsimpsons View Post
                    Yes I thought about how I could also be worrying for nothing . However... I am not going to feel stupid if that happens, just prepared and relieved. I would only feel stupid if I hadnt worried!!

                    Becky
                    sorry, wasn't trying to call you stupid, just when i do that I always call myself that for sweating the stuff that never seem to appear, guess i was just typeing like i talk
                    We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                    Ronald Reagan

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by brucec View Post
                      sorry, wasn't trying to call you stupid, just when i do that I always call myself that for sweating the stuff that never seem to appear, guess i was just typeing like i talk
                      I didn't think you were calling me stupid ... no worries!!

                      Becky
                      T8-9 according to latest scoring.......
                      since 1/3/04

                      I am the best at being me. No matter how that happens to be!!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by bcsimpsons View Post
                        I didn't think you were calling me stupid ... no worries!!

                        Becky
                        kool, hope everything works out for you and the class, i have a feeling it will
                        We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                        Ronald Reagan

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