Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fast Track

I really don't have many followers, so doubt I've been missed on my lack of postings.  Really not must of an excuse, except that I feel as though I am on some kind of fast track time that doesn't seem to slow down.  I really didn't even realize how long it had been until I looked at the date.  WOW! 

Besides Thanksgiving and Christmas happening since October, really not much news to report.  Kids are doing great, life is still moving and I'm still doing my best at staying in school.

One thing that has changed is that I sort of took a "leave of absence" from my job.  Went strictly on PRN (as needed) time, so I could focus on school.  This quarter I have math and medical front office skills, which the medical front office is a breeze, but I knew math would be my huge speed bump.  I am actually doing very well in math, but feel slightly cheated because my teacher really doesn't teach.  I only have two weeks to go and the FINAL will be the biggest hurdle yet, but I am determined.  I have NEVER pulled the "MS card" since starting school, but this time I have.  Our math final is 100 problems and we have to show our work with it being completed in one hour and ten minutes.  There is NO WAY I will be able to complete 100 problems in that short amount of time, so I have requested more time for the test on the grounds of me living with a chronic disease/disability.  It is in review, so please wish me luck that the Dean agrees.

Study trial has still been going well, I think.  I had my one year visit in Sept./Oct. and my 15 month visit in Dec.  I go later this month for my 18 month visit and finish it up on April 1st.  It has been a very stressful three months, therefore, I haven't been doing very well with my MS.  I pick up every little bug known to mankind and can't seem to fight off the URIs, which lead into sinus infections, bronchitis and pneumonia.  Had antibiotics again in Feb. for a deep sinus infection, which needless to say, has not cleared it up yet.  I now have a cough that I can't get rid of and will have these coughing fits that has me ghasping for air and coughing with a bark like the croup.  I also keep losing my voice, super weird.

Husband hasn't been in the best of health either.  He needs to have hernia surgery on March 18th, which is a Thursday, and thinks he'll be well enough to return to work on that Monday.  We'll see!  Can you tell its his first surgery EVER?  Lucky I suppose, I've had so many my stomach looks like a tic-tac-toe pattern or maybe a connect the dots and see what it'll create...

Not much more news right now I suppose.  I will try to keep up with my blogging.  In the meantime, here is a photo of my kiddos out cross country skiing.