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#1 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:43 PM

    I am so frustrated right now! I've been doing my best to keep up with school while I've been out sick, but today it seems to have come crashing down on me. Let me add that I am normally an anal A/B student so this is very difficult for me. I have already had to drop 1 class because I've only attended 1 session in 3 weeks. Even though I still don't feel 100% (more like 60%) I got up today, showered and attempted to go to class. On my way down the stairs I realized I am too shaky to drive out to Arlington (a 25 minute drive). So, I come upstairs and get my syllabus out for the class I was headed to - turns out we have a TEST today!!!! It's over Chs. 1-4 and I'm barely through Chapter 1. This particular class is "Woman's Health Issues" (kind of ironic, huh?) and I love it!! Our grade is composed strictly of 4 tests - that's it. Aye yi yi. I had no idea our first test would be so soon. I can't believe I hadn't looked at the syllabus already. This feels like one of those horrible dreams you have about school, ya know? I wrote my teacher and am praying that she will let me re-take the test. I feel awful for missing it. If I have to drop this class that will put me 6 hours behind. I am already so far behind in my degree plan. Last semester I had to drop 3 classes due to illness. I was set to graduate in the Fall but now I am so worried - this is my 7th year in college for a BA! I can't even express how disappointed I am right now.

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:48 PM

      Thank God, I can breathe a sigh of relief!!!! My teacher just emailed me back and said the test was rescheduled for Friday. PHEW PHEW PHEW PHEW PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

      *breathe*

      Someone is looking out for me. I am so grateful.

      ~ Jaime & Martin ~
      "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

      We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

        Oh you poor thing. I know how tough that can be. Just make sure all your teachers know what is going on and hopefully they will work with you on things.

        #4 lucy106

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          Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:51 PM

          First of all...

          Secondly, I am convinced everything happens for a reason. I am sure that reason is nowhere near apparent right now but one day I am sure it will be.

          I know this is not the option you want to hear right now but is it possible to take this semester off and concentrate on you and your phyical, emotional, and spiritual well being? I know you dont want to take more time off which leads to a longer wait for your B.A. but if you are not happy with how things are going (missing classes, missing tests, not being able to get the grades you know you can achieve). Then maybe a thought!!

          I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!

          #5 JaimeLynne

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            Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:02 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by foxytv
            Oh you poor thing. I know how tough that can be. Just make sure all your teachers know what is going on and hopefully they will work with you on things.
            Thanks Tami. I have been keeping my teachers in the loop for the most part. The one class I had to drop I informed my teacher of what was going on (at that time kidney stones) but she never returned my emails. So I had to drop that class. Not too big of a hit considering it's a lower level Literature class that I can take at any time. As for the Woman's Health class attendance is not mandatory, so I had let her know about the kidney stones but when I got so sick with the flu/bronchitis I didn't bother to contact her. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal and I would be back in plenty of time for the first test - OOPS. My other two teachers have been very generous in letting me make up things so I've been lucky on that end.

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            Originally Posted by lucy106
            First of all...

            Secondly, I am convinced everything happens for a reason. I am sure that reason is nowhere near apparent right now but one day I am sure it will be.

            I know this is not the option you want to hear right now but is it possible to take this semester off and concentrate on you and your phyical, emotional, and spiritual well being? I know you dont want to take more time off which leads to a longer wait for your B.A. but if you are not happy with how things are going (missing classes, missing tests, not being able to get the grades you know you can achieve). Then maybe a thought!!

            I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!
            Thanks for the good thoughts. The thing is, I took last semester off to focus on my health. Things just keep snowballing health-wise for me. I can't take another semester off. I became very depressed last semester and was just coming out of that. I need things to do to keep my mind off of being sick. My focus now is just to get through these 3 classes. Then I will have 4 classes left to complete my BA. I plan on taking 2 in the summer and 2 in the Fall. For once my focus is not on getting straight A's but just completing the course work and getting the credits! Of course, I don't want to bomb everything but my GPA could withstand a couple C's if need be. Whatever I can do to get it done!!!

            ~ Jaime & Martin ~
            "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

            We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

            We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


            #6 Adamsgrrl

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              Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:03 PM

              Ohhh I feel your pain! I just finished my MBA in November and I swear it was sooooo stressful (especially w/ wedding planning). Just breath and try to take one task at a time... and my secert is CRAMMING. For me it really works... I write down my notes on blank computer paper maybe 1 or 2 days before the test.. writing it and reading and rereading right before really helps me. I even bring it to class and reread right before. Your short term memory will do the rest hopefully!

              Good Luck, in the end it is all worth it and you will feel soooo proud of yourself!

              Monika : )

              #7 lucy106

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                Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:07 PM

                Well then keeping busy sounds like a very good plan! Completely understandable too!! I hope all works out for you!!

                #8 Spazz

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                  Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:11 PM

                  Oh, Jaime, I'm so sorry all of this is happening. I can't imagine trying to concentrate on school/work when you're feeling so horrible. I'm glad your teacher rescheduled the test, that's a big relief. Just keep trucking on, hopefully it will get better.

                  #9 KarmaB

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                    Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:23 PM

                    I'm so sorry you are going through this now Jaime. I'm assuming you go to UTA? I go to TWU in Denton and school can get overwhelming fast. Especially if you're going through health problems too. Just keep thinking about how close you are. The semester has really just started so there's still plenty of time to make up assignments. Hopefully it will get better soon!

                    #10 amandalovesryan

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                      Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:12 PM

                      Jaime, I am so sorry you are still going through all of this. Maybe the stress of school is not helping you get better. I hope that you start feeling better soon. Maybe you should start getting regular massages :)
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