Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Where I've Been

Looks like the last post was before the holidays last year. Lots has happened since then.

I'm still going to school for my chemistry undergrad. I have one semester left of prereqs for Pharmacy school. Which means I should be pcatting soon, but that is another post. I'm currently taking Organic Chemistry 1, which I am apparently amazing at. Only about 29% of people pass this class ever and I'm holding a 106% overall average. 100% on the first test. 112% on the 2nd. I'm also taking the organic lab but who really cares about lab! I'm taking trig and calc classes too but I try not to go too often so it doesn't screw up my A average in there. It's a pretty easy and fun semester.

I have finally met THAT instructor. I'm his favorite, right out of the gate. Being a favorite is more of a challenge than anything else. And it is that challenge that makes him my favorite. I've never been one for mediocrity, but I'm usually the type to just do the bare minimum to get by. He challenges me, and calls bullshit when I am unsure. He is changing my life, just in one 4 hour class. And because of this, I'm starting to believe that I'm smarter than I ever knew! He makes me answer questions in class, and go to the board to argue my case on an answer I know is right! Wow.... going to get in a ramble whirlwind. More on Dr. N later.

Not leaving chemistry completely. I am now working for the school as a tutor and lab assistant in the chemistry department. I tutor two classes. A chem 2 class with the same instructor I had last year and really loved. And another chem 2 class with a new face, but already so amazing. Dr. PN is married to my favorite Dr. N! More on the both of them later.

W and I stopped all treatment. Even so that I forgot to make my annual appointment! I stopped taking all of my pills, even the ones I still need. But I was done. Months and months of taking 30+ pills a day with NO outcome. Done.

I'm starting to get back on some of them, like my baspirin, metformin, and folic acid. These are pills that I was told to take regardless. Oh and fishoil but yuck. So I'm trying to be better and at least take the drugs for MTHFR.

Next post: LILY

3 comments: said...

I'm impressed! I love having instructors like that!

Kristin said...

Wow, I am completely impressed with your class average. Way to go!

Heather said...

How exciting! Chemistry was not my strongest subject, but I made it through....What an adventure!

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