Back to school - Yea!!!

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cindycflynn
cindycflynn Member Posts: 1,132 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Well, not quite yet, but I just received my appointment to register for the fall semester, and I can't believe how excited I am!

I received my BC diagnosis on 09-03-09, and was just in the first week of classes for that semester. I was fortunate to be able to drop the classes and apply for educational leave, and even received a refund of my fees. I thought at that point that I'd be able to get back in the Spring semester, but of course I'm still not done with treatments, so had to apply for an extension of my leave... But, I WILL be done soon, and am planning to go back in the Fall (since they don't grant leaves for more than 2 semesters I need to go back or I'll have to apply for admission all over again, which I just don't want to deal with - plus it will just delay getting a degree that has been delayed much too long already).

I'll only have 3 semesters to go after that - I can see the finish line to graduation! I'm SOOOO looking forward to having something else to occupy my mind besides BC treatments.

Thanks for listening!
Cindy

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  • sbmly53
    sbmly53 Member Posts: 1,522
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    I am excited for you! Hooray
    I am excited for you! Hooray for Cindy!!!

    Sue
  • MyTurnNow
    MyTurnNow Member Posts: 2,686 Member
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    That's great news, Cindy.
    That's great news, Cindy. It will be a nice to have something else to focus your attention on. Good luck and let us know when the "graduation" party is.
  • Flakey_Flake
    Flakey_Flake Member Posts: 130
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    Way to Go Woman!
    Cindy, I am vicariously enjoying your accomplishment. I was also going to school whcn dx. I thought I could handle a part-time load in school while in treatment. Didn't work out so good. Chemo-brain did me in. It was taking me eight hours to read a chapter and post to a discussion. I am so proud that you are doing it. I have abandoned my school goals, (BS in Information Tech) I will reach retirement before I can finish treatment and complete a degree. Seems kind of a waste. I figure I can always use my time in volunteer work instead of work I might have done had I gotten my degree. What is your educational goal? Seriously, I am absolutely gushy with excitment for you! Sharon
  • cindycflynn
    cindycflynn Member Posts: 1,132 Member
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    Way to Go Woman!
    Cindy, I am vicariously enjoying your accomplishment. I was also going to school whcn dx. I thought I could handle a part-time load in school while in treatment. Didn't work out so good. Chemo-brain did me in. It was taking me eight hours to read a chapter and post to a discussion. I am so proud that you are doing it. I have abandoned my school goals, (BS in Information Tech) I will reach retirement before I can finish treatment and complete a degree. Seems kind of a waste. I figure I can always use my time in volunteer work instead of work I might have done had I gotten my degree. What is your educational goal? Seriously, I am absolutely gushy with excitment for you! Sharon

    Sharon
    I'm going for my BA in Psychology, with a minor in Human Resources Management.

    My mother joked about my being ready to retire by the time I graduate, and she's not far off, either!

    I'm mostly doing it for job/career security. You never know these days when you might find yourself looking for a new job, and I'd have a hard time getting my foot in the door at a lot of places without the degree, just to get a job at the same level I'm at now. Hopefully I'll have it finished before I ever have to go looking, but at least I'm close enough now to hopefully pass as "almost" finished.

    I feel like I'm so close now I just have to finish!
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
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    Congratulations! 3
    Congratulations! 3 semesters isn't very far to go. You can do it!
  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
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    MyTurnNow said:

    That's great news, Cindy.
    That's great news, Cindy. It will be a nice to have something else to focus your attention on. Good luck and let us know when the "graduation" party is.

    YIPPEE! WTG Cindy! Very
    YIPPEE! WTG Cindy! Very happy for you!


    Sue :)
  • Flakey_Flake
    Flakey_Flake Member Posts: 130
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    Sharon
    I'm going for my BA in Psychology, with a minor in Human Resources Management.

    My mother joked about my being ready to retire by the time I graduate, and she's not far off, either!

    I'm mostly doing it for job/career security. You never know these days when you might find yourself looking for a new job, and I'd have a hard time getting my foot in the door at a lot of places without the degree, just to get a job at the same level I'm at now. Hopefully I'll have it finished before I ever have to go looking, but at least I'm close enough now to hopefully pass as "almost" finished.

    I feel like I'm so close now I just have to finish!

    I Hear you ...
    I hear you about job security. The job competition is pretty stiff these days. I hope your job doesn't disappear on you. I know too many people with stellar credentials who are having problems finding employment. Sounds like you chose a combination of major and minor that should open some doors. With your determination, I have no doubt you will finish at the head of the class. Way to go Cindy!
  • rene9
    rene9 Member Posts: 214
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    Marcia527 said:

    Congratulations! 3
    Congratulations! 3 semesters isn't very far to go. You can do it!

    Congrats Cindy!
    Cindy you keep going you can do it! And it's never too late! I am 39 and I have continued to work on my Education Doctorate after my dx last November. The only setback is instead of completing my dissertation this summer, I won't complete it until the fall. Another good thing is that I am taking classes online now. This is another option-

    rene9
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
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    Marcia527 said:

    Congratulations! 3
    Congratulations! 3 semesters isn't very far to go. You can do it!

    This is great Cindy! You
    This is great Cindy! You can and will do it! So very proud of you!
  • Angie2U
    Angie2U Member Posts: 2,991
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    Way to Go Woman!
    Cindy, I am vicariously enjoying your accomplishment. I was also going to school whcn dx. I thought I could handle a part-time load in school while in treatment. Didn't work out so good. Chemo-brain did me in. It was taking me eight hours to read a chapter and post to a discussion. I am so proud that you are doing it. I have abandoned my school goals, (BS in Information Tech) I will reach retirement before I can finish treatment and complete a degree. Seems kind of a waste. I figure I can always use my time in volunteer work instead of work I might have done had I gotten my degree. What is your educational goal? Seriously, I am absolutely gushy with excitment for you! Sharon

    Congrats Cindy! Quite an
    Congrats Cindy! Quite an accomplishment!