Sunday, April 6, 2008

Finally some good news

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.


Beany said...

Congrats on your Grant B!

The picture on your header is so gorgeous.

EcoGeoFemme said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news.

I hope your chest pain goes away. That sounds scary.

Karina said...

Thanks :-)

I love my header picture. It's an awesome waterfall.

My chest/back pain is better today but not completely. I'm trying to stay relaxed.