Friday, July 9, 2010

That Was Fun!

Squirrel's college orientation was yesterday and it was really neat! [The pic' is a stock photo of a building on campus - all the pics' are in her camera. Waiting on an e-mail here honey!]

She really had a great time and learned a lot. And I have never met such friendly people - well, outside of my tadpoles I mean, hee. It was such a fun experience.

After the initial welcoming ceremony [which was hysterical btw] they seperated the kids from the parents and we each attended our own meetings. She was able to open her account, register for classes - Really Squirrel? That is a boatload of sciences you are taking - but it really makes her happy and excited to pick the classes she loves. She ended up placing high enough in her math entrance exam to be opt out and her AP test scores for Spanish were good enough so she doesn't have to take the required foreign language! This makes her verrrry happy.

Pooldad, Wallene and I parted ways and headed back to the car because I was just too "pooped to pop" as my Grandma used to say. And in pain [duh Skippy] The campus is in the mountains and on a very steeeeeeep hill - in fact the joke around campus is "Is everything uphill?" And the parking was quite a ways from the registration center. So the walking combined with 100 degree heat [and no air conditioning during the welcome - ack] just sapped me out. But he did take me back to the hotel so I could rest and returned to the remaining parent activities. Since we didn't see Squirrel all day she didn't notice I was gone which I appreciated.

The campus is so beautiful I wished I could've stayed the whole day but we go back the day after her birthday [18!] to move her in - oh! and the cool thing about move in day is she gets to do it early because she is in the marching band and they have band camp so it won't be too crowded AND the best part is they have students there that run all her stuff up to her dorm room for us - now you gotta' love that! [One heck of a run on sentence, eh? I am winded just reading it. hee]
Thank you all so very much for your kind words on my last post. Sorry about that post, but I wrote it more out of frustration than anything. I am going to look for a pain specialist but the ones around here have either been indited or are under investigation. I kid - it just feels that way because it seems every week we read about another doctor who is over prescribing narcotics and they are arrested. One thing that worries me though is jumping through the hoops to get a referral from my regular doctor. Maybe [as some of you said] I will get a new doctor.
I did find Jeannie's post interesting! I know that medical marijuana works wonders for those in chronic pain and I have great respect for those that want to use it for that purpose - but I have never smoked it and don't think it would be the right track for me as I have seen my share of people that were stoned and don't want to be that silly all the time - Got enough of that going on around here as it is. I do like the idea of a "sparkly world" tho' :).
And now I am off! To bed. We got home at 9 am this morning and I am a wee bit tired. Love and hugs to y'all. Thank you again and I hope y'all have a great weekend.


Phelan said...

I might have missed you saying something, but do you have fibromyalgia?

Wishing you the best

Amy said...

I can imagine all the excitement going on!! Those first days of college are so fun.

Sorry you had to deal with your pain, but at least you were able to make the trip.

As for the pain...this may not be what you want to hear. Have you tried physical therapy? My friend with Lupus went and they had her do VERY MILD exercises to strengthen the muscles and relieve the pain.

I wish we lived closer, Steve would be there in a minute giving you some free therapy. (he's a Physical Therapist Ass - that's assistant, but we like use the shortened version)

Amy said...

One more thing...

Have you ever considered a TENS machine. My mom used one for the pain when she had the shingles. I had never heard of them before, but she did use it and it did help the pain. I know her BFF uses one for back pain, too.

colenic said...

I am glad that things went so well at the college yesterday.
I will tell you that while I was going through chemo, my dr put me on the marijuna pill and the side effects were minimal, but it did take the edge off the pain and certainly isn't for everyone...I wish you good luck!

Rudee said...

Your trip to the university sounds like a magical one. I'm glad you got to partake and enjoy yourself.

As for the pain...don't you live near the cradle of modern medicine? Hopkins Land? They have a pain clinic.

Teresa said...

@Amy - I used to be a physical therapy ass, too. And a massage therapist. Had to give it up because of tendonitis and other things.

The TENS unit might actually be a great thing for you to try. I've used it before and they are wonderful. Maybe you could find a chiropractor who would give you a TENS treatment so you can see how it works and how it feels.

Wonderful on the college visit. How exciting! Sounds like you had a ful(tiring) day. I bet she's very excited about the whole thing.

Get some rest - I'm sure you need it!

RVVagabond said...

Golly that's a lovely campus! What a great time in the Squirrel's life and how proud you and Pooldad must be. And she'll do great.

Take care of yourself, sounds like some good advice from the tadpoles--never heard of a TENS machine but anything that might help is a good thing.

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