I have some good news to post for a change!!!
I finally passed the Research Question on my comprehensive exam for my Masters Degree. Many of you may remember that I failed that portion about six months ago and then I couldn't test again on schedule because my memory was so poor at the time. I couldn't even remember what the topics were, let alone what I had read about research. Anyway, after a couple of months on the HGH shots, my memory has improved and I took the test again. It was one hour of intense typing with no spell check, so I was really afraid that hurting, not taking my meds, and no spell check would cause me to fail again. After several weeks of waiting, I have received the "unofficial" word that I passed!! This really makes me so happy to be done with that chapter of my life. I'm going to graduate with a 4.0 despite the failure of the first comp test. It was in my class that I herniated that disc and changed my world forever, but I continued to take classes online while I recovered from surgery. I won't be able to use it since I'm retired now, but it's nice to say that I finished what I started and I didn't want my child to think I would just quit when the going got tough.
Also, my husband and I went fishing this weekend twice! It was so nice to spend time with him in a peaceful and quiet environment and he was wonderful. It's been so long since I was able to do anything like that and, although I'm suffering really bad today, it was worth it! Now I'm sunburned terribly and my pain is way up, but I can say my relationship with my husband has been helped by my willingness to give it a try. We had to make accomodations for me to get in the boat, but it still felt good!
It's really nice to post a positive experience for a change.
DDD, CPS, TLIF L5-S1 2009, FIBRO, VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HGH DEFICIENCY, VIT D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES, THYROID CYSTS, AND SERIOUS MOOD SWINGS :)