Some great news to share today! I went to the TWU campus in Denton today, to be academically advised. I needed to know for sure what I still need to finish my bachelor's degree. Well.......drum roll, please.......she is trying to get some of those Occupational Therapy classes to count as one of my concentrations; I need one more class in Psychology for a Psychology concentration; and four classes for my Business concentration. Plus, the Computer Literacy class, a Math class I didn't realize I'd have to take, and a Woman's Studies/Global Perspectives class......Did you count?.......EIGHT classes to finish my degree!!!! Whoo hoo!! Depending on funding for this endeavor and approval from the dean on the other matters, I could graduate NEXT December!!!! O-My-Gosh, I can't believe it. Wow.
My Spanish class is coming along well. We only have 6 weeks left in our semester, and a ton to learn. Next week, we have presentations. We are to create 30 correct sentences about ourselves and present orally to the class; We can us a Power Point to jog our memory, but pictures only. I have been working on mine quite a bit, and used my hour drive to TWU to practice and memorize. That makes me feel pretty good, considering I was getting really lost in class today!
K's band concert was last night. I have not heard them since the fall during marching season, and I was pleasantly surprised! They did a great job. UIL Concert & Sight Reading contest is in two weeks. They are going to be superb!
Here is a picture of us from Sunday. I do believe that I have shrunken (is that a word?) an awful lot in the last few years! Yikes.
Oh, I nearly forgot! I saw my Oncologist yesterday for a 6 month check up. It turns out that the Tamoxifen I am taking can add to, or cause joint problems. I explained to him that I tried to start a walking routine, but my ankles swelled up, and I now have to wear an ankle brace on the left side if I do much walking at all. Plus, I have had to wear my thumb brace a lot more lately too. I was afraid he was going to get on to me for not exercising enough, but he told me that a stationary bike might be a better choice, or Pilates , which is great too. Because of this, he has decided to just keep me on the Tamoxifen, as opposed to those newer drugs that we were going to use. The benefit of the newer drugs is only about 1-2%, and the side effects are pretty bad. Ok, sounds good to me.
He wants me to see a Dermatologist to look at my moles. I have always been very "moley", LOL. There is one on my upper abdomen, right next to the zipper scar from my staging surgery for Hodgkin's. He said, "Since you are a repeat offender..." (meaning cancer, LOL)
He was also very pleased that I am returning to school. When he left, he said, "You'll have to bring me your report card to sign!", and I think I will. Hee hee.
I guess that is all the rambling for now. I have to tell you that being on campus today just soothed my soul; I have always loved school, and college was so enjoyable. I have the same feeling when I go into a library---so many things you can learn, and read, and discover....The more I think about it, the better it sounds to eventually teach in a junior college! We'll see how it goes. Until next time...
11 Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore.