Friday, March 26, 2010

bigger and better things

I just don't know what I would do without all of you. Thank you all so much for being there for me during the two- (almost three-) month saga of the lump. It wasn't fun, but ultimately it had a good outcome and that's all that matters. The follow-up plan from my surgeon was minimal: continue doing self exams and scheduling regular appointment with my gyn. If another lump appears, they may consider doing regular mammograms, but since I'm so young and the lump didn't show up on the mammo anyway, they aren't going to require me to do any of that just yet.

And now my mind can shift back to my focus of having a baby. I can stop wondering whether or not I'm going to be able to continue treatments and start getting myself mentally prepped for next cycle and IUI#3. AF still is showing no signs of her arrival, which is a little frustrating. I'd really like her to arrive today or Sunday, for a number of scheduling reasons, but I fear that's being too picky.

Tonight I am going to dinner with a group of good friends. In a way, it will be my "celebration" of yesterday's good news. The rest of the weekend will be spent getting work done at the new place. This will be the first full weekend of work. I promise to post pictures of our progress. And I will also be signing up to take the GRE. Yes, you read that right. I'm going to grad school. Or I'm at least going to try. Library science has been an interest of mine for a while and one of the major universities here in Florida (coincidentally, my alma mater's biggest rival) offers a 100% online program. As long as we can get financial aid to cover the full cost, I'll be starting in the fall. I am going to try and take two courses a semester, but with working full time and getting pregnant (positive energy, positive energy), there may be semesters when I can only take one course at a time. So I'm not sure if I'm stupid or just certifiably nuts, but I think if I don't do it now, I'm never going to do it. Joey and I will be holding many study sessions together this fall!

What are your plans for the weekend?

24 comments:

Crossed Fingers said...

Congrats on the GRE! That's awesome! And I cannot wait to see pictures of the new place - it sounds like you're a busy bee! I will keep my fingers crossed for you that AF works with you this go around, you've earned it!

Littlest True Blue said...

That's great that you are doing a graduate degree! I'm starting one in the fall too! I'm doing an online masters course in Mathematics for teachers! Should be interesting! But I figure when I'm on mat-leave (cause we WILL be on mat-leave sometime next year!) I should be able to find time to do a course or two online! Fun stuff! Enjoy your celebration tonight! I'm so happy you are back in the game and with a full bill of health!
:)LTB

someday-soon said...

I'm so happy for you that you can close the anxious lump chapter and move forward =) Congratulations on getting started with the grad school process, it's good to have something to focus on. GL with the house work, can't wait to see pics!

Kelly said...

Well, what else do you expect with how you're here for all of us? :) I'm so glad this chapter is over and you can focus on other things.

Yes, pictures please! Good luck with the GRE but FSU?!?!?! NO WAY.

Erin said...

I'm so excited that you are going to graduate school! I loved grad school so much. Congrats!

Rebecca said...

I'm really just so glad that it is time for you to move on from this chapter!!! :)

Congrats on the grad school process! I think it will be a great thing to do. And, slowly is fine, too.

Yay for the weekend plans! Mine include working and cleaning all weekend, I think...

Dawn said...

I hope you get all of your financial aid! Good luck on your GRE.

I hope AF shows soon and you can move on to lucky IUI #3!

Arlyne said...

I think it's awesome that you're going to pursue going back to grad school! online courses make it so much easier.

I was over the moon to hear your results & now that all the surgeries are out of the way, with a new home & a clear head, I see wonderful things ahead for you!! :)

Holly said...

So glad things turned out well and you can focus on your IUI, fingers crossed that is IT! Also, Congrats on starting grad school! I want to go too but so afraid of the cost, just curious which school will you be going to and which is your Alma Mater? I got my bachelor's at UCF :)

suchagoodegg said...

Enjoy your din tonight! I love the positive energy you have. :)

And thank you so much for all of your kind comments and support. It really means so much and has helped me through my blah-ness.

Stefanie Blakely said...

I'm so sorry I didn't get to comment yesterday-- the biggest congrats on your FANTASTIC news!! I hope that you splurge at dinner tonight.

So excited for you-- going back to school is a really big deal!!

JC said...

YAY enjoy your dinner tonight and your weekend! I think that's awesome you're going back to grad-school! Very awesome of you! I think about it but I'm so damn lazy ;). Who knows though.

Al said...

Awesome that you're going for your masters!! I think it's a great idea and you're right, when are you going to do it if you don't do it now?

Have fun at the celebration tonight & have a great weekend :-)

Jessica said...

Good for you on getting your graduate degree...you are a busy girl!!
Have a great weekend!
I can't wait to see pics of the new house.

Jen said...

I'm so glad you can put the lump saga behind you; that's got to be such a weight off your shoulders. Awesome on grad school, and best of luck on the GRE!

Jen said...

I'm so glad you can put the lump saga behind you; that's got to be such a weight off your shoulders. Awesome on grad school, and best of luck on the GRE!

AplusB said...

Yay for celebrating! So glad the biopsy was benign and the house closing and GRE! Good stuff!
Have a great weekend! Mine consists of dinner with friends, probably a movie and brunch with the Chicago bloggies. You and JC need to come for a visit sometime :)

S.I.F. said...

That is such a relief! I'm sure there was just so much fear going along with that lump - and focusing on baby making now is always a plus!

Carrie said...

I am so relieved for you!

Good luck on the GRE!! I think continuing your education is ALWAYS fantastic no matter what your interest. Wishing you the best of luck with school and getting the baby show on the road! Come on AF!

Waiting Lisa said...

I was so happy to hear about your good news. I have been thinking about you.

Grad school sounds great. I hope the financial aid works out for you.

Katie said...

I'm so glad you all clear of the lump-saga! And congrats on the decision to get your master's! You'll be amazed at how you just "find the time".....when I first started working on mine, I was doing grad school full-time, working at least 30 hours a week AND planning a wedding. You can do it!!

Beth said...

I am SO glad you are well.

I am SO glad you are forging ahead.

I am just SO glad.

:)

Inspiration. You.

ifcrossroads said...

I am SO proud of you!

Nicole said...

I read your results a while ago but had trouble commenting that day. I'm so thrilled that it is benign! That's also super exciting about the GRE. One thing that IF taught me was not to put off things I want to do because I might be pregnant, so I think pursuing this is a great idea. I used to not plan big trips, etc. Then I decided that I wasn't going to live my life in constant pause and that if I did get pregnant and had to cancel some trip to Fiji I'd be so happy I wouldn't even care.
Good luck with all your million of things on your mind right now.