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Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's been an up and down week. I've been plugging along thinking happy thoughts and hoping everything works out for the best.

Bad: my current college and I are fighting. They want to take away all my money, and I've made up fun new four-letter words in my pursuit to thwart them. It's difficult because I'm only a year away from medical school and if I lose my Financial Aid now there is no way I can afford to finish my Undergrad on my own. Keep your fingers crossed that my entire future isn't smeared and that the appeal goes through.

Good: My old college sent me my degrees. They are both hanging on my wall next to my desk. I feel crazy proud like I'm going to pop every time I looked at them. They (in my mind only, but still) say: "this certifies that Jamie worked her fingers to knobby bloody nubs for this college and is entitled to hugs and cookies (and various other favors, if you're a cowboy and so inclined)"

I'm very excited to have proof that all the work I did there (and it was a ton) was legit, and I really didn't just make it up so people would think I was busy and that's why I didn't return their phone calls or E-mails.

Bad: I've been sick three times this last week, even after only eating air and drinking water all day. I'm fighting it, but it looks more and more like surgery may actually have to be an option. Is it sad that I want to be a doctor but am scared crapless of them?

Good: I have 17 pounds left until I'm under 300 pounds. I've been doing happy dances all day long. It's totally dorky, but I'm really proud of myself.

I hope all of you are having a better week, and that you have an amazing weekend that's quickly approaching!
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WOLFKITTY 4/18/2008 1:46PM

    Ooh! Air and virtual cookies. Yummy!

3 things:
Hope you feel better.
Why would you need surgery?
Your body wants something to fuel your mad dancing, like.. NUTRITION. Oh wait, that wasn't the third thing. It was that as far as being afraid of doctors and wanting to be one, at least you'll be in a good position to help a patient of yours that is also afraid of doctors. Overcome and ye shall help(eth?) others.

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PAMIJANE 4/18/2008 12:40AM

    Hi Jamie. I really hope your appeal goes through. It's really ruthless for the college to try to take your funding back with only a year left to go!

You should be proud of those degrees you worked yourself almost to death for, I'm proud of you and don't really know you yet. I hope that's okay!

I'm very sorry to hear that you've been so sick that you may have to have surgery! I'll put you on my prayer list and maybe that won't happen. Do you have diverticulitis? I so wish I had some advice for you.

On your weight loss I'm doing the happy dance with you. Way to go! I'm just starting out you see, and still have 132 to lose before I get where you are. But by July I've made it a goal to be under the 400 mark for the first time in years.

If you need anything, I hope you'll think of me when you do. I'm online everyday for hours except the weekend. You take good care of yourself and try not to be too worried. And no, it's even more natural for med students and even doctors to be terrified of other doctors and surgery. You seem to be a completely normal person with a well adjusted attitude and a healthy sense of humor.

Take care, Pami xoxo

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