Saturday, October 3, 2009
Another Road Block
I have had my fair share of stress lately, due to a cruddy situation with school. Unfortunately, my field hours aren't counting past the hours I was making up from last year because I am not taking a certain class this semester, and I did not find this out until it was too late to do much about it. Because I will be at school for a third year anyway, I will be finishing my field hours next year, but I decided to still volunteer my time at the day program despite the hours not counting to gain some valuable experience. So, nothing much has changed besides the fact that my hours won't count toward my overall field education requirements. Annoying? Yes. Stressful? Wayyyy yes. Over? YES! Moving forward, I will be going from three full days a week to two full days a week because three is too taxing with classes and RSD to have it not count toward anything. It wouldn't be worth pushing it with my health status like that. No way.
I'm spending my Saturday writing a policy memo. In grad school, the weekends are the time to do your homework.
I had another poor experience with my pain management doctor while all of this was going on trying to obtain some refills, so I will be using this extra day off a week to find a new doctor. One who does not assume that all young people become addicted to these medications and/or redistribute them on the street for profit. Yup... that is what he thinks.
Despite some setbacks, all is well :-) I have a lot more to be grateful for than most could ever dream of.