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skeye
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   Posted 11/5/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I just received some fantastic news that I thought I'd share with you. Most of you know that I am in the process of applying to veterinary school for entry in the fall of 2011. Well, I just finished my last application last week, and today I received my first letter acceptance!! That means that regardless of the outcome of the rest of my applications, I WILL be going to veterinary school in the fall!!!!!!

I can't even tell you how excited I am! Being a vet has been my life's dream & now it's coming true! I can't thank you guys enough for helping me to deal with my pain & to get through college despite my handicaps.

hugs,

Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

Retired Mom
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   Posted 11/5/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoooohooooo!! I'm so happy for you Skeye!

You will make a wonderful vet!
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/5/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   

 

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yeah

 

   Skeye, that is fantastic news! You have worked
so hard for sooo many years! Now go celebrate!
You've earned it! Way to go!

*hugg*
  dani


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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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bluejet2
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   Posted 11/5/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Skeye:
 
I am so incredibly happy for you!  You have faced and conquered so many obstacles & you deserve this 100 times over!
 
Lorie

straydog
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   Posted 11/5/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Woohooo Skeye, that is wonderful news. If anyone deserved to get accepted its you. I do not know of many that would have continued to pursue their dream as you did considering all the obstacles that kept getting in your way. Vet school is so hard to get accepted in and I do know they only accept a limited few. Its easier to become a dr than getting in vet school for sure. Has your feet touched the ground yet? You are our poster girl of HW that yes dreams can still come true even with CP with lots and lots of hard work and dedication. I can only say you certainly deserve this.

I hope the other little problem you are experiencing with the stim settles down.
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White Beard
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   Posted 11/5/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Skeye
I am  just so happy and really over joyed for YOU!!! I hope that you get accepted into allot of them, so you will have to then decide which one to go to! Wouldn't that be cool!!! But to be accepted at all is a huge achievement!  Straydog is right it is not easy to get accepted into Vet School.  I know the University of Illinois has a big Vet school and it is very difficult to get into it. as a side note if you have a sick pet, that is difficult case, a University Vet School is definitely the place to bring them! I know that first hand!! Skeye I am very very proud of you, you have overcome extremely difficult odds and have persevered through it all!  Congratulations!
 
I wish you unending Success!!
 
White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

golitho
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   Posted 11/6/2010 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya hoooo! I am so thrilled for you, that is the best news ever. Well done you clever cookie!
Huge celebrations are in order! Best wishes, golitho

spinalproblem
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   Posted 11/6/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
so happy for oyu!!!! such goood news congrats!!!!!

skeye
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   Posted 11/6/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the congrats! I'm still ecstatic, although at the same time I'm a little down today because it is the 3 year anniversary of the death of my horse (best friend). But I suppose that this acceptance couldn't have come at a better time, because it just reinforces my desire to help animals (and their people) & to not let anyone else have to go through what I went through with my horse those last few weeks.

I still have many more schools to hear from (and probably won't hear from most until mid-winter at the earliest), but it just feels so good to know that I will be going to vet school somewhere next year!

Next step is to fly out to the school & visit the campus/speak with the faculty. Hopefully that will happen sometime before Christmas.

hugs,
Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

couchtater
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   Posted 11/6/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Congradulations!
I think you'll be a great animal doctor!
Have you checked out University of Georgia's vet school? They are wonderful there, too.
Joy

catahoula
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   Posted 11/6/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats to you!!!!! I know you will make a great vet, just the compassion you show to people on this list would be a great indication of how you'll treat animals. Sorry about memories of your horses' passing. Animals really touch our souls. I still grieve for my dog who passed 15 years ago. I've had 3 others since but there are some that just touch our hearts in a most special way.
congrats again to you dear skeye
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skeye
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   Posted 11/6/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy,

I didn't apply to any schools in the south. All the schools that I applied to are in the north/midwest. For what I want to do, the northern schools are better because they generally have better access to dairy/beef cattle, and other non-equine large animals. Also, I live in the north east, so I wanted to stay close-ish to home if possible, although there unfortunately aren't any vet schools in my state.

Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

Post Edited (skeye) : 11/6/2010 5:46:43 PM (GMT-6)


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/7/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
   Hello Skeye!
 
      We are thrilled to hear this! smilewinkgrin
 
       I know it has been a dream of yours for a very long time! Congradulations! wink
 
     SE wink

couchtater
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   Posted 11/7/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand, Skeye. I hope the school you chose is the closest to home. I remember thinking college was far away from my home when it was only an hour away.
Joy

White Beard
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   Posted 11/8/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Skeye

From your post, do I gather that you are wanting to be a farm animal Vet? As in Moo Cows? Or what area of Vet medicine are you wanting to specialize in? I did not realize that there was so many different areas in Vet Med, untill a friend of my oldest daughter went to Vet School, and I think she specialize in Hogs. There seem to be more specialties in Vet Medicine than in human medicine! Anyway You have made all of your friends here at Healing Well very proud! Good Job!

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Chartreux
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   Posted 11/9/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Skeye, way to go hun...wow
I'm so very happy for you, go chase that dream down...
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congrats Hugz
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Oceans2
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   Posted 11/11/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats to you and all the best.
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Tirzah
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   Posted 11/11/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!!!
That's so wonderful. I'm sure you will make a great vet!

skeye
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   Posted 11/11/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
White Beard,

I most definitely want to work with large animals (horses, cows, sheep, goats). I'm not sure yet, but I either want to work in an all large animal practice, or a mixed practice (like the one I work at now), where you see all animals, from dogs, cats, and wildlife, to dairy & beef cattle. We'll see. I used to think I wanted to specialize in surgery, but I know now that my eyes couldn't handle being a surgeon.

Anyways, I guess we'll see what happens. They say that often people want to be one kind of vet going into school & then come out specializing in something completely different.

Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

PAlady
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   Posted 11/11/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Skeye,
As you know I've not been posting here lately, but saw this thread and wanted to add my congratulations - although I think you already know how proud I am of you!

You go girl!

PaLady
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