Blog: A Very Good Day

Today was a very good day – in spite of full blown flu – and I just want to share it with the world.

Putting it in perspective, it’s been a really hard few months; I had surgery, my great-grandmother died and it really was a pretty awful start to the year with a funeral and finding out my godfather had cancer (just after losing my grandmother to it). My anxiety has been through the roof, depression has crept back in and I’d not felt that deflated for a very long time. But today just made it all worth going through. Today I saw a little bit of light in amongst all the dark and… I want to share it.

First off, I got an interview. I applied for an internship through the university at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC, so geeky!) and I’ve got a freaking interview! I applied last minute (genuinely, 12 hours before the deadline) with none of the prerequisite skills and my chances are so tiny but I don’t care, I got an interview! It’s only a week away too. I need some smart clothes now! Any ideas for good interview clothes and any tips you can give me I’d be grateful!

Then I had the hospital. I had my eardrum reconstructed in December. My surgeon took cartliage from my tragus and build me a new eardrum, and remodelled one of the bones in my ear – isn’t that amazing?! My chances for losing my hearing were about 25%. The aim was for it to remain within 10% of what it was – which was around 50% of a normal persons hearing. Normally, there is a slight loss in hearing. My hearing has improved. Damn. I hoped but I never expected that outcome. My hearing test today came back the best it has since I was 11. I personally felt it had improved but I didn’t want to get my hopes up, I thought it might be psychological but nope. Not all in my head!

I got some coursework back too, not going to complain at 79% in some stats. I hate stats with passion. That is a resounding success.

So I am celebrating tonight with pizza because I haven’t wanted to cry because I’m happy for a very long time. I don’t care I have flu. Things are looking up and even if I don’t get the placement and I don’t always get 1st in my coursework… at least I’m going to have my hearing. My hearing isn’t going anywhere! (The pizza, however, has disappeared to the deepest depths of my stomach. OmNom.)

Happy Wednesday!

One thought on “Blog: A Very Good Day

  1. Gosh you wrote this so long ago (and i remember you tweeting about it) but I am super behind on blog posts at the moment, so have only just read it.

    I’m really sorry that your year got off to such a bad start (I know just how devastating an affect cancer can have on your family), but I’m so glad that you had this good day and that is amazing news about your hearing! I’m so happy for you! Also, um 79% is amazing! Like that’s an incredible percentage! (i know that I did a humanities subject in university so our grading works slightly differently, but still I reckon a 79 is amazing).

    And good luck with the interview! Or, I guess you’ll have had it by now. Regardless, I hope that it went okay. And no matter what happened in it, you still got an interview which is super amazing. I hope that you remember this day whenever you’re feeling down ♥

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