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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yes, in the midst of recouping from my horrible illness, I recieved the best news (well actually my mother did, as I couldn't speak): I was accepted into my doctorate program!!! It has been so busy and chaotic (I started four days after getting back from Paris) that I kept forgetting to announce it here. With all the support and encouragement that I got here prior to my interview, I had to let everyone know that I got in. Now here comes the hard part!

I must say that I am very excited because I am living my dream and I know many people cannot say that, but at the same time, it is an unbelievable amount of work. I get very little sleep and even less to eat. I feel that besides academics, nutrition will probably be the biggest challenge for me. I mean, I am not complaining - I have been losing weight, but we all know that there is a right and wrong way to do it :) It's just that my new life = non-stop reading and work the caliber of which I have never seen! The only time I have found lately to eat is when someone is kind enough to stick a sandwich in front of me. I think - I hope - that after a few more weeks I will get the hang of everything and it will all fall into place, but right now it is taking all I've got just to keep my head above water!

I know now more than ever I have to visit Spark any chance I get even if it is only for my few 10 free minutes in a day just to remind me to take care of me. How am I going to get through this unless I keep my self well, so it is my goal to work at that.

Again, thanks to everyone that cheered me on as I worked to get in, now the hard part begins, believe me, everyone will hear much more about Health, Forensics and Neuropsychology (my primary focal areas) than they ever planned on emoticon
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    I never doubted for a minute that you would be accepted into the doctorate program you were going after!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so proud of you as you have worked so hard and gone through so much!

    I think my husband thinks I am nuts because I got so excited when I read your blog and heard you were accepted. He says congrats by the way.

    I am doing a better. The boys seem to be better this morning as well, gosh I wish I would get over things as quick as kids do!!!! I am taking care of myself and making myself not push things too hard and following dr's orders. It isn't always easy but since my blood levels are not improving as fast as one would like dr says its even more important that I follow his orders. It isn't a big deal really because given a little time and all will be well, just a pain in the you know what in the mean time!!!!

    Yes, the team that we got 40 members on yesterday alone is now up to 179 members! It is an incredible team full of wonderful people though! They are so supportive and considerate it is amazing. The name of the team is Spark Power.

    Again dear, I am so proud of you but I never doubted you for a minute! You show everyone how great you are and don't worry about taking time to chat with me. Just drop me a line when you find time and know that I am behind you 100% of the time no matter what!!! Don't get me wrong I love chatting with you and I want to know everything going on but I know how busy you are going to be and as a friend I know how important this is to you. I will always be here waiting to hear from you and will always be your friend no matter what!!!!

    4461 days ago
    I have been wondering about this exact thing! I am SO PROUD of you Dr. DOUGH! emoticon
    4461 days ago
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