I thought it would be a good idea to update the world on Daniel and I :) Things in our house have been very busy. In a way its been good for us, I can't believe that we are already at the end of October! On the same token, it has been not so good because I feel like I just can't keep up with time... Just a little stressful.
Daniel has gotten his first interview for dental school. University of Las Vegas, Nevada contacted Daniel last Monday asking him to come for interviews. It came as a real surprise to D and I. Originally we applied to UNLV because we really wanted to go to Vegas. However, as we applied to more schools and thought about it we decided that staying in Oregon was going to be just fine. Plus, UNLV was the school we thought we would NEVER hear from because it is an extremely competitive and difficult Dental school to get in to. So, we were quite surprised to not only hear from them so soon, but to also find out that they want D for an interview. I had very mixed feelings at first, I cried, I laughed, I was in shock. Haha, I am extremely proud of Daniel. The more I think about it, the more it I think of what an adventure it would be, and it would be kind of fun. My mom was not too happy, but D has invited her and my dad to come and move to Vegas with us. Makes me laugh, but I can't imagine having kids without her around her... I also do not mind living close to my parents. AND, my parents could use an adventure too.
I informed one of my professors at George Fox about Daniel's interview, the next time I saw her she had a newspaper clipping for me that talks about how the Clark County school district (the 5th largest school district in the nation) is hiring like CRAZY! It's kind of funny, cause the more D and I talk about it, and the more I look at our options, the more Vegas sounds like fun. One of the big drawbacks - UNLV is very expensive. However, Daniel is really liking the idea of specializing (orthodontics) and the Dental school at UNLV is pretty new with a lot of nice equipment etc. and they are great at helping students specialize. At the end of the day, there are several drawbacks and advantages, and I guess we will just have to see what happens.
We are still waiting to hear from OHSU, we have heard through the grapevine that we should hear from them sometime after Christmas. OH! And Daniel's interview with UNLV is scheduled for January 12th... Woo Hoo!! Weekend in Vegas!
I got to go and spend some quality time in the urgent care this week. I took some Advil Monday afternoon to help with a toothache, and 20 minutes later I was feeling terrible. Lots of pressure and sharp pains in the top of my stomach, it was difficult to breathe and made my back achey. At times I even felt like I was going to throw up. I drank some water (and yes I did take the Advil with food) went home and took a late nap. I woke up feeling worse then when I went to bed. My mother took me to urgent care where I was informed that I can no longer take Ibuprofen. GREAT! I'm allergic to Acetaminophen and now Ibuprofen as well. The doctor was worried that I had put a hole in my stomach, but it looks like that is not the case. He was also concerned that the pain/aches/nausea might also be connected to my gallbladder, but that also does not look like the problem. Basically I have gastrointestinitis, and the next time I have any pain I have to either tough it out, or take a narcotic. (Sweet!) Currently, I am doing better, I have 3 prescriptions, and still have some pressure and pains, but overall am MUCH better than I was Monday night.
I think this pretty much sums up the current happenings and activities in the McMaster household.