Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hi Ho Hi Ho.... UPDATE!

   ...its off to school I go. 

    In the spring of 2009 I was faced with the reality of my baby, my first born, graduating high school and going away to college. Guitar Man would be right behind him a year later. My babies weren't babies any more so there wasn't much need for a SAHM when theres no one there that needs mothering.

   I had talked about going to college for several years but never seriously. It was a few weeks, maybe a month before Sax Man was to leave for school and I hadn't been feeling very well. One morning I woke up The Cable Guy for work as usual, but the day was anything but usual. My neck was killing me but by this time that wasn't a surprise. Then I noticed I was slurring my words, and couldn't say or think of some words. I thought I was having a stroke. I was scared to death. This as it turns out was the first of two major MS flair up in less than a year. Only at the time we didn't know what it was, it didn't have a name. I didn't even realize at the time that this "speech thing" had a name. Aphasia, that's what its called. All I knew is I was scared. After a few days it started getting better so I just blew it off as a nasty crick in my neck but it made me realize I needed to make some decisions about my life.

   I went to UAFS without telling anyone and took the test to enroll in college, and before I could talk myself out of it, enrolled in my first semester of classes.

   Fast forward to now and I'm sitting here procrastinating getting my backpack ready for my first day of the spring semester. My enthusiasm and excitement has waned a little but I'm still determined to go as long as I can.

   So Hi Ho Hi Ho Its off to school I go....or maybe not......ITS SNOWING!

No school tomorrow because of the snow! So Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to school I go...Wednesday HA!

1 comment:

  1. It's so interesting to hear about how your symptoms came to be. Heartbreaking, but incredibly interesting.

    Goodluck getting off to school!! It's so great that you're going!!!