Saturday, May 21, 2011

The blog hasn't been abandoned

I haven't abandoned the blog. I'm here and I'm working on something to post, but it's not quite right yet. I managed to pass the 2 classes I was taking this semester, which is a relief. I saw my local oncologist 10 days ago and all is well. My liver numbers were a little low and my white blood cells and platelets were a little high, but according to Dr. B., the difference was so negligible as to be insignificant. I'll see him again in a few weeks. I've started working on the 2 independent study classes i elected to take over the summer and have been surprised by the amount of work expected for 1 of them.

Right now, I'm heartsick over Dori and don't feel like writing much of anything.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A tiny update

Tomorrow is the last day of class for me for the semester. I got an email from one of my professors yesterday with a breakdown of my grades and a note. I'm one of only 4 people in the class with an A average, so I don't have to take the final. It's my law class and the news makes me supremely happy since the final is made up of 200 questions spanning topics covered over the entire semester.

As for my other class, I'm a bit concerned since I didn't do so well on the last test. A few of these classes have been cancelled over the last month which has meant cramming twice the material in when we do have class. It's a lot of higher math and my poor chemo addled brain isn't keeping up. I need to get at least a C in the class in order to move to the next section of the same topic next semester. If I don't, I'll fall behind a semester and graduation will get put off.

I've been out of the game for 4 years, so you might imagine my anxiety at having to repeat a class that I had to drop last semester due to health issues. I'd rather eat dirt. My final isn't until May 13, so I plan on spending my days studying, which is why it will be unlikely to read anything further on the blog until after that date.

As for my health, I feel great. I'm back on the treadmill and clothes are fitting a little better as the steroid swelling slowly recedes. I still have close to 30 pounds to lose and it is slowly happening.