You're too much
! I was actually pretty sick earlier in the week, thanks to actually getting out of the house & doing something for a change! We went to the fireworks on Saturday night & it was freezing
, and of course, the farm that we watch from is always very windy. Even with two blankets, I still managed to catch something. I don't seem to have much of an immune system these days. I think I'm just too run down. So now I'm left with a lovely cold. It could be much much worse, but I still feel pretty lousy.
No classes for me this summer, but I am doing laboratory research on campus, which, unfortunately, is very heavy on microscopy, so it's probably about
the worst thing I could do for my eyes. I only have about
a month left, and a week of which I'll be at a conference, but I'm just so worn out. Even though I have a summer dorm room on campus, I do a lot of commuting back & forth to home (an hour & a half each way) because of all my doctor's appointments in this area, etc, and that is really hard on me as well. There have been days where I've been stuck at home just because I was too afraid to drive. I do only have one year left before I graduate, but at this point, I'm strongly considering taking time off. I've thought about
it every semester, but never as strongly as I am thinking about
it now. Most of me just wants to finish & be done, but the practical part of me isn't sure that I can get through another semester, let alone a year in this condition. Something needs to change, and fast. I'm hoping that the rest of the summer will see some changes. I see my neurologist on Friday, and then we'll likely be doing a spinal tap. I'm also seeing a new psychiatrist next week, and my pcp has pulled some strings to get me in with a highly respected pain doc up in Boston -- so I'm trying to stay positive. Easier said than done, especially with the things the docs have been telling me lately, but I'm doing my best.
You know, I forgot that the new Harry Potter movie was coming out so soon! I'll definitely have to go see it at some point! Last time I went to the movies at midnight on the
opening day! I loved all the books. I read the first two a while before they became popular! It's too bad that the series is over, although I did like the earlier books better than the later ones.
Have fun at your daughter's orientation! I'm sure it's something that you both will remember forever! I remember mine, it was very new, nerve-racking, and fun experience. I even went on to be an "orientation leader" the following year (a new program that we didn't have my freshman year) & got to foster a group of ~ 15 new students for the first several days on campus.