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   Posted 5/16/2009 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I am graduating tomorrow with my master's degree!  I am walking in graduation and am nearly done writing the thesis.  I am really excited about having gotten this done with fibro and everything.  It was tough.  Yay!!!!

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   Posted 5/16/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
WTG Sue!!!!

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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, congrats Sue!  What an accomplishment!!!  yeah
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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations Sue! What an accomplishment!! yeah yeah

Enjoy your day!


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   Posted 5/16/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!! Lots of hugs and wishes for a happy future! :)

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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue that is a big accomplishment with the fibrofog and everything. You have every reason to be very proud of yourself. You go girl!!!!
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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
This is great news!  It's amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it!  I know it had to be hard work so you deserve all the accolades you can get!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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   Posted 5/16/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Standing O just for U, Sue!!!  yeah
And walking up to recieve you diploma.. even better!!
Grear job!!
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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I am really thankful for you all!!!

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   Posted 5/17/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations SUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Sue!
We're proud of you!
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations and good luck!!

Best wishes,

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   Posted 5/17/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
We are SO very proud of you!!! What an amazing task and you did it!!! I had considered doing a masters but once doc said no more work it does seem pointless now, but I understand how much enjoyment you can get from learning. I will never stop being a student or a teacher, for that matter.

Congrats to our newest Master!! Ms. Master Statgeek!! (would love to see that on the diploma)lol

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   Posted 5/18/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations!!! That is such a wonderful accomplishment!



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   Posted 5/18/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go!!! You are an inspiration for any of us thinking about going back to school...What is your degree in?

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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha Chutz - you must call me master Sue Statgeek from now on!

Smiling, Do you want to go back to school? Starting slow is a good way to do it. My first three classes at the jr. college were pretty easy. I took 3 at a time to begin with.

My degree is in psychology - it is a non terminal master's degree in clinical psychology - non terminal means I did not earn the degree (mft or lcsw) to practice therapy. I still need to do a phd program. I only applied to 3 phd programs because I am not mobile as I am 44 years old and hubby has a job for 20 years he does not want to leave. I was not accepted this time around. The plan is to volunteer at uc davis lab next year and apply again. Grad school is a lot of work and I am sure had a lot to do with my big increase in fibro problems. This year "off" will be helpful. I will learn how to pace myself better.
Sue aka master statgeek!!!

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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
See, I thought is was non terminal because it didn't kill you to get it.

Enjoy your year off. I keep thinking about going back to school, then my fibrofog flares up and scares me off. One day I can help my son with his honor's pre-calculus class and the next day, I have trouble doing 5th grade math.

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   Posted 5/19/2009 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
honor pre calculus!!!!  shocked

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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   

I haven't been around in a few days, so I missed this...Just had to pop in and say-WOO HOO!!!! Way to GO, lady! You are an awesome inspirational light to those of us who are also working towards to degrees while living with fibro.

A master's degree! Amazing!!! *high five*

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   Posted 5/19/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   


Congratulations. I can attest to how difficult it is getting a degree while enjoying FM. You should definately be very proud of what you have accomplished. An education is something noone can take away and will help you greatly in life.

I am proud of you!!

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