- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I graduate from college tomorrow morning, and Sunday I was supposed to be flying to Mississippi to begin training for Teach for America. But I’m not.
On tuesday I had an ultrasound done and was diagnosed with a Demroid cyst on one ovary and a very large, not sure what kind yet, cyst on the other. Seriously, size-wise, it’s like I have to more uteri squeezed in down there! This means an open, not laproscopic, surgery and a 4-6 week recovery time.
While I could have waited 5 weeks until after training to have to surgery done, that would have meant I needed to take 4-6 weeks off from my first teaching job within my first few months of teaching. There was no way that was going to work.
I will have a 1-year medical deferral, and will be able to decide if I want to enter the program next year or not. But, our wedding is planned for June 25, and we already have a lot of money down. I’m pretty certain that it is smack dab in the middle of all the trainings 🙁
The good news is that the 1-year grad program that I had applied for will take me back, and so are my old employers. So, now we just need to figure out where we will be living in the fall etc.
I’m just super frustrated with life. I’m trying to be thankful for my wonderful support system, and the fact that I have an awesome plan B…but its hard. The wedding/honeymoon budgets are both going to take a huge hit. My parents were going to be able to give us an extra $1500 once they no longer needed to pay for my health insurance and FI and I were both going to have real, not college, jobs.
I know that I should just be glad that I have health insurance and that my parents are going to pick up the rest of the medical tab…I was just so ready to be financially independent because while my parents are financially stable, they are not made of money and I wish they could spend more of their money on themselves! I’m the baby and they have been selflessly giving to their children for nearly 30 years.
Ok…I’m done whining for now. It’s on to moving, errands and getting ready for graduation tomorrow…