ty so much for starting this thread!
I failed 2yrs ago and thought I was the only one! I just wanted to cry
everytime I thought about it for months. You & I and the rest of us on this thread need 2 keep each other going! It is the only way we can make it through this! We can do this. And we all know that this a path that was chosen for us...u just know that this is the path that you have been lead down. God would not have given us this passion w/out reason.
Background on me:
I am a 39yr old student w/3 kids. One brittle asthmactic daughter 13yr old. One bipolar 18yr old son that I am trying to get to graduation (he needs 3 classes), one 20yr son very immature and still lives @ home & takes 1 class a semester (& wks in a comic book store). Oh, and my hubby is active duty USAF & has several health probs: MI@ age 39 (43 now), Diabetes Type 2, sleep apnea, back and knee surgerys, carpal tunnel syn (had surg) and he is obese + 50lbs. Both my parents have died w/in the last 7yrs from cancer. I began college in 1999 fulltime.
We moved out here last AUG (USAF move). Was in Tucson AZ for 8+yrs.
I was accepted into UA CON Fall '02 and promptly flunked my only 2 classes that I was allowed 2 flunk (I really tried hard!). I switched MAJ to Public Health, then we moved out here. Oh yeah,
I tried to pass Pathophys twice & got a D both times, despite hrs of studying & a tutor (@ UA). I needed a B to get into the BSN program in Micro@ UNLV & only managed (3rd try) to get a B- (UA only required a C). I thought my life was over! UNTIL: I found through this Board about Nevada State College (a BSN program, new) & am presently taking the remainer of my preq's this summer (4 classes). Am still studying hard. I have a C average right now (good enough for NSC). I am praying that God will help me through this to complete my dream of becoming a CNM. I have applied for the fall '04 sem.
OH yeah-my MIL gave me hell last yr @ xmas when she found out I had diagnosed LD probs and basicly told me I couldn't do it. DH is breathing down my neck & wants 2 know when I will be done (he wants 2 get out of the USAF after 23yr service). He tries 2 b supportive, but I can c his pt. But I AM NOT LISTENING!!! I have 1 focus! To complete my goals! (& of course 2 take care of the family)
My MIL can kiss my a** if she thinks that I am going 2 invite her 2 my graduation! My sister has been my biggest supporter. So I will send her a plane ticket if I have 2! BTW- I have not told her that I have re-applied to another program (MIL). I asked DH not to say ANYTHING! I want to shove it in her face one day! HOW DARE SHE!!!! (She's in CA)
I can & will do this!!!!!! The ones who said I couldn't do this can look @ my behind as I walk across the stage.
~Venting over~ Sorry for the long thread!
Once again, Lets keep in touch. PM me @ my msn addy!