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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: 21 - 23 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: 705 | 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: 34749 | 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: 35366 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Michigan
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Default  Posted: 6:59 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

How wonderful! Congratulations, avicarswife!!

You can call me NIK

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss.
But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
- Michael J. Fox

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Member # 31528
Default  Posted: 7:45 AM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Congrats!!! That is awesome!

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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: 3082 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
sinsof thefather
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Default  Posted: 1:31 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Well done!

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

Posts: 1740 | 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) - 65+, FWW (her) - 65+, Married 45+, together almost 49 (as of January, 2014)
DDay - 12/2010
Almost Recovered
I share my own experience not because I'm a good model but because it's the only experience I know.

Posts: 8917 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
Member # 30369
Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, September 11th (Wednesday)

Awesome work. Congrats!

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