I've finally gotten brave enough to start my PhD program. These emoticons pretty much tell you the emotions I going thru as the date gets closer. Now, I'm starting to have symptoms and am concerned that the stress may send me back into full flare. Prayers are always appreciated.
Right when I was finishing my Master's thesis, I got my first abscess.
I almost decided to not finish on time because I didn't want to lose my health care.
I recommend meditation and alot of adult learning breaks!