Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The next several days, and school plans

Thursday: To University Hospital in Jackson for EMG/NCV and Nephrology appointment

Friday: Recovering from the EMG from hell. :( Also, a young man I'm mentoring starts college...will be waiting on egg shells for him to tell me about his first day. I'm so nervous for him but so glad he's going. I've known him since he was born and I can't believe he's in college with me now!

Saturday/Sunday: Resting as much as possible

Monday: Log in to my classes and begin the semester!!!

I had to make the trip to the campus to get my receipt from the business office and go to the bookstore to pick up books. Mind you, I am really in no condition to do this, but I survived thanks to the staff accommodating me with a motorized wheelchair and the bookstore clerk taking me to the front of the (horrendously long) line. She found my books for me and security even helped me with paperwork and getting in and out of the bookstore without mowing anyone down (I did slam into a wall while going in reverse, but you didn't hear that from me). I was completely unable to speak, so it was interesting to say the least. Thankful for caring people at JC today.

Hopefully I will only have to return to the campus three more times during the semester, for the two proctored tests and to turn in my books in December. I feel like I'm on track to get my Psych/History degree. The only thing I will be missing in general requirements when I leave JC is Finite Math and Biology, which I will dive into upon entering the university. It looks like they do a constant flow of short terms where I'm headed, which means I can take two short term classes at a time and still be considered full time. Great news, because that will allow me to finish my degree in five semesters once I transfer, which is a whole lot better than the eight to ten semesters that I was expecting. I'm really, really hoping this works out. I also confirmed that I can get my Master's there in a year's time, and I am going to go straight into it as soon as I finish the Bachelor's. How lucky am I to have found a university as close as this one is (less than 4 hours away) that has comprehensive Psych, Social Studies, and Post Secondary Ed completely online. Teaching Psych and History online is the goal now, and I feel like I am well on my way. I am of course concerned about my condition and the fact that I cannot always sit up and communicate, however, I refuse to let fear of the unknown stop me from pursuing this. My college experience has been stressful, but worth it and I am pressing on. I refuse to lay here and merely exist. I am going to do something with my life.

Prayers appreciated for this Thursday's hospital appointments. Need answers and help.