Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stressful Times

A lot has been going on in my world the past few weeks. One is that graduation is rapidly approaching and I have nothing lined up for after it! I have not been able to even get a job interview and it is stressing me out completely. I am totally broke right now and I am not sure how I am going to pay student loans, nursing school prerequisites, car insurance, medical copays, etc. without a job.

Speaking of nursing school, I am planning on signing up for microbiology, chemistry and human growth and development this summer. I had to drop chemistry this semester because it was too much to focus on and I was not doing as well as I wanted. Now to pay for them...

Another big issue is health insurance. Since I am in MA, I am required to have it. While I really like this, most of the providers I have now will not accept the state health insurance. So I will have to start fresh with a new set, which is always fun (extreme sarcasm).

On the lupus front, however, there is much better news. I am doing and feeling great. My rheumatologist said this is the healthiest she has seen me in the 2.5 years I have been seeing her. Pretty nice to hear, especially since I feel the same way also.

The semester is wining down, which of course means a lot of work. Oof. I just wish I had a crystal ball to look to the future so I can see if everything will be OK or not.

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Hooray! So glad to hear you're doing well!

Are you still on prednisone or have you weedled that down? Crystal ball says: optimism!

Hannah said...

(Sorry, that was me, H, from loony and loopy, which has not been updated in ages; my google account did something weird to itself)

Victoria said...

Melanie I'm so glad to see that you made this blog. I am an intern at the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, and while researching to prepare for this position I discovered that there is little available to kid, teens, and young adults with lupus. Almost everything is written by adults, for adults with children who have lupus. Therefore, the big project I have been working on is to create a pamphlet or booklet of some sort for this age group, written from their own perspective. I feel like you would have some great advice and things to offer this project!

If you are interested, my e-mail is vrh6@pitt.edu. I am not looking to quote you or use your life story, you already do that so well on this blog! Rather, I want to hear about your experience with the disease, not what some doctor learned from a textbook.

I look forward to hearing from you!