Sunday, February 27, 2011

First, the frustrating news.  My gvhd is going beserk, so to try and calm things down I've switched the topical cream I use, started a new oral drug, and will be getting an IV drug once a week for the next four weeks.  I'm still weak and am having trouble walking and getting up and down stairs, and I get pretty winded after minor excursions.  This makes it difficult for me to go out and do things and see people.  Blah blah blah, what else is new?

It's weird not having anything I really want to write about on my blog.  I've had it for what, almost four years now (I can't believe it's been so long!) and most of that time I've had tons of stuff to write about.  I guess online classes and trips to the hospital are not so interesting.  I'm tired of my own problems.  I need new ones. Anyone want to trade?

Online classes are about to get tougher to manage because my last class, a basic statistics class, will start in a couple of weeks.  It's only an eight week class, thank goodness, but I'm having trouble getting all my work done with just three classes!  I have assignments due every week and I know it's because the class is online and we aren't going in to see the professor in a classroom.  I wonder if professors love giving online classes because they don't have to see students at all, just grade their papers?  Who knows.  I also have to register for my masters class that will start at the end of June, file my residency paperwork...  In any case, good luck to me with all the work I have to do!

I think I'm the only person who isn't sick of the snow!  We got another couple of inches this week and a powdering every day this weekend, but the temperature has been above freezing so it's all melting during the day.  I guess that's good for commuters and such, but I think snow makes everything look so clean and pure and beautiful that I miss it when it melts.  We still have what, three weeks of winter left?  Hopefully we'll be able to fit in another snow storm!


Zhu said...

I don't mind snow storms, but I hate the aftermath. Walking in fresh snow is great unless you really have to get somewhere and can't shovel anymore. But again, I'm Canadian, so bitching about the weather comes naturally to me.

Sorry to hear about the gvhd (what a barbaric name!). Fingers still crossed for you...

getyourselfconnected said...

Ah, statistics! Enjoy Chi Square analysis! Remember, figures don't lie but lyar's can figure.

Don't know how you keep up with all the work when you are not feeling well. You have my best wishes.

Amber said...

sorry to hear that your GVHD is giving you a hard time. You're such a trooper. In your place, i'm pretty sure i'd be bitching and complaining like it was the end of the world and you're all, *shrug* and get on with it. I need to come and take a lesson from you!
Good luck with the classes -- it sounds like there's lots of good things on the horizon for you! I wish we had some snow instead of all this rain.
Hope you get to feeling better soon!

au soleil levant said...

Zhu - You definitely have a lot more reasons to complain about the weather than I do! Thanks for the crossed fingers.

GYSC - I have no idea what you're talking about in that phrase, and I don't think that's a good sign! Thanks for the good wishes.

Amber - I remember the cold, gray rain in the north of France very well, so I wish you had snow too! Thanks for the support.

getyourselfconnected said...

Checking in, how goes it?