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Happy  Posted: 2:33 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

A couple of years ago WH suddenly resigned from his job. This was shortly after I entered a masters program. Our initial plan had been for me to reduce my hours as an ICU charge nurse as I studied. Suddenly this wasn't able to happen.

I struggled through the first year studying, working full-time, a depressed unemployed spouse and then my darling SIL was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. I wanted to give up my study but couldn't afford to pay back my scholarship that covered most of my fees.
When SIL died I thought perhaps life would cease with the curve balls. However then came a breast lump and shortly after came D-day.

At that point I could hardly function so I submitted a begging letter to the university to have a six month extension to finish my thesis.

Two months ago I finally submitted - just pleased to see the back of it and hoping it was enough to pass although a bit gutted it wasn't what I really had intended.

Today my supervisor rang to tell me thesis had been returned and I had passed. Not just passed but passed with first class honours!

I am so delighted - and I think WH is even more delighted.

BS: 47 (me)
WH: 51
Married 26 yrs, 3 kids (16-24)
D-Days 2012: 23 - 24 May + TT
D-Day 2013: 12 Apr OW#3
mOW #1 EA yrs PA Feb 2009-end 2011
mOW #2 EA months PA 4 months 2010
OW #3 PA single time 2010
Status: Maybe 'R'

Posts: 727 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: "down-under"
Member # 16024
Default  Posted: 5:44 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."

Posts: 37981 | Registered: Sep 2007
Member # 15162
Default  Posted: 6:54 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Great news!

FBH - 42
FWW - 43 (BrokenRoad)
2 kids 7&12

The people you do your life with shape the life you live

Posts: 37370 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Michigan
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 6:59 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

How wonderful! Congratulations, avicarswife!!

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 25696 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 31528
Default  Posted: 7:45 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Congrats!!! That is awesome!

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Member # 33699
Default  Posted: 10:43 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie

Posts: 3432 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
sinsof thefather
Member # 29295
Default  Posted: 1:31 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Well done!

...second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Posts: 1879 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: UK
Member # 31240
Default  Posted: 5:55 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)


Maybe 2 things to celebrate - getting it done and getting high marks....

fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

Posts: 10341 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
Member # 30369
Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Awesome work. Congrats!

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