I was finally notified by Grant B - they said yes! I'm getting about 70% of the funds I requested, which will hopefully be enough to get me rolling this summer. Now I have enough for a plane ticket and some other stuff.
Yesterday was my grandpa's funeral and the service was very nice. Almost all of my extended family was there and I had a great time visiting with everyone. It was especially nice to see some distant relatives who I haven't seen in at least 10 years, and it turns out we're very much on the same wavelength. They're cool.
Unfortunately, yesterday I started having pain in my back when I breathe. Last night and this morning I was in a lot of pain. It's tolerable now but it hurts to breathe deeply, yawn, sneeze, or burp. According to a doctor I talked to on the phone today about my breathing pain, there's a chance it is a blood clot in my lung (I have some risk factors for it, such as my recent appendectomy) but I think it's probably just spasming muscles so I'm trying to relax. I am so sick of being uncomfortable and broken. I really want to start exercising again but my surgeon said I'm supposed to wait another week before I can ride my bike again or do any running. My plans to get back in shape keep getting thwarted and instead my 'exercise' is just walking to and from school.