The Katmah Experience

living and learning one day at a time.

Post exams, postponed surgery

First of all, done term one done term one done term one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finished exams on Wednesday, now all there is to do (school related anyway) is sit back and wait for marks to roll in. Which is almost as stressful as actually writing exams. So far I only have one mark back- and if this is a prelude to the rest of them, that is perfectly fine with me! I got 14.5/15 (96%!!!) on a research paper I did on the joint supplement Glucosamine for Nutrition. Did a little happy dance for that one. What else have a I done this week.. oh ya! It was the one year anniversary of this…


No regrets. Easy to say now that my hair is back to a reasonable length. If you asked me when I looked like a hedgehog it might have been a tougher reply. I can’t lie, I miss having long hair everyday. It was a comfort zone that I had to break out of, I guess, but one that I fully plan on returning to with no hesitation. I do believe that beauty stems from the inside- not on what we look like. A person’s confidence shouldn’t be based on how others perceive them based on appearance. This experience was just another part of the crazy year I’ve been having.

This week I’ve also been getting some riding in, not on my own horse (sorry buddy), but on my good friend Lauren’s horse Samson. Lauren rides another horse in the barn as well. It’s so nice to hang out in the barn, grooming, tacking up, riding, talking. Stuff that takes no thought to perform, just second nature. Very nice to get back to that after going like crazy for 3 months at school with no time in the saddle. Hoping this can continue throughout the holidays and maybe into next term!

As you may remember, I was supposed to have surgery over the holidays.. today actually. Well, long crazy story short, it was decided that further tests were being done (in the most dramatic way possible) before the surgery was happening. So, after a crazy morning sitting in the hospital talking to one doctor then the next and hearing many opinions, the surgery was cancelled, and I was sent for an ultrasound. Now we play the waiting game.. again. I guess. And then make more decisions. Needless to say it was not really how I planned today to go, but then again- life seems to laugh at my planning skills. Haven’t had a more frustrating day in a long time. School of life’s tests are sometimes harder then UW’s exams. Except stats. Nothing is harder than stats. Plus side- this means hopefully more riding for this kid over the next few weeks. Among other things!

This day has been going on for too long, so it’s time to say goodnight and ream of better tomorrows!

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