Thursday, September 18, 2008

Let's Play Catchup

What's good fam? Has it really been that long?

I can't believe we are midway through Sept and I haven't posted a thing. Sorry to all the folks that emailed me, with no response---I haven't been sick, I've just be drowning in a sea of too many responsibilities.

Work: has been a bust. What started out as another contract of fun and growth has turned into an almost nightmare! It's true what they say, "Familiarity breeds contempt". There is a charge nurse on nights that has an axe to grind with me and she is seriously on my case, every single night! We are scheduled to work together almost every day, so this has made my job really difficult. I won't get into it on here (I'll save it for the nursing blog), but I've had moments in the last 3 weeks that I just wanted to quit! Thank God for good friends on the job that have kept me sane....

School: has been busy but rad. The present class I'm taking is so challenging but I'm learning alot. Last week I had to do a brochure on pulmonary fibrosis...I got the highest grade in the class, it was so fetch! I'm planning on getting an A on this class, so I'm really putting my nose to the grind.

Relationship: has been great. Norio is such a blessing in my life, don't know what I would do without him. He actually switched his job to work nights too, so that we both would be on the same schedule, and I must say, being both nocturnal has its perks! Now we schedule are breaks at work together and I can vent all night! Today after work we went to test-drive cars and found the perfect fit for both of us. Now we just have to come up with the money!

Nicosan: flipped me out one night! I don't know if it was the combo of taking Nicosan on an empty stomach or if I was just feeling ill, but I totally threw up 10 minutes later (at work!) I've been kind of wary ever since, but nothing else has happened---maybe it was just a fluke. So now I'm taking it with my meal...right in the middle of dinner, that way there is food coating it on all sides.

Sickle Cell: is down and out. No episodes, no crises, no pain. Go Nicosan!

Okay, so that's the scoop on me---what about you guys?


Monty Forthun said...

After your post I thought I'd write to the gentlemen that have been instrumental in NICOSAN's development to see what they say about taking it on an empty stomach, here's a response I got this morning:


Thank you for your mail. I served as the Coordinating Principal Investigator for the development of NICOSAN (formerly called NIPRISAN).

When we conducted the Pilot Clinical trial, some patients who took NICOSAN into empty stomachs experienced some abdominal discomforts. Consequently, when we carried out the randomized placebo-controlled cross over pivot study, the volunteers were asked to take NICOSAN after meal.

Prof. Charles Wambebe.


Glad to hear it's working well for you!

Tamika M. said...


I was feeling bad because I hadn't been to your site in awhile, but doggone it, you've obviously been busy yourself, lol! Funny you posted a day before I visited.

So glad to hear that life has been treating you well. Sounds like things are really on the up and up for you. Things are fine on the sunny east coast, just enjoying the beautiful change of seasons. Both my husband and I are plugging away at school, which I know you can relate to. He's been healthy since that debacle in March, thank goodness. Just buckling down for another cold winter in DC. Knock on wood ...

I plan to email you soon, so check the box!

All the best!

~Tamika M.

Vixen said...

Monty, thanks for that email. It really does make alot of sense. Normally I do take it after I eat, but this time I totally forgot. Guess that won't happen again!

Tamika! So glad to hear that your hubby and you are doing well. Hope you both do excellently well in school this semester. Buckle up, the cold season is around the corner...

Monty Forthun said...

No problem, I was glad that Prof. Wambebe responded so quickly with the answer... I'm surprised they don't have something about taking it with food on the label... Anyway, glad it's working well for you!

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