When Waiting Really Sucks…….April 17, 2010
…..And Threatens to Drive You Insane……..
Well folks, that’s where we are right now. Waiting. To begin another chapter in our autistic lives. In my last post, I talked about a program in Connecticut that might help us get back in academia where we belong….and help us with the non-academic bullshit that goes along with being a college student and just plain being alive…..independently.I’m obviously not talking about breathing…..I’m talking about being able to hold down our own fort…..a place of our own…..basic housekeeping……meal preparation…..that kind of thing.
The meeting went very well……I was amazed. I’d had……maybe…….four and a half hours of sleep the night before…..(I hate how I can never get to sleep until very late….the night before something big. Like this meeting.)
But apparently I was very focused during the whole four hours Dad and I were there…..first there was the meeting with Dad, myself (I, Andrea, was the one present for the meeting.) and the Vice President of admissions. She talked about the different programs they have, what each can do for me, things of that nature. Then I went to see a staff person have a meeting with students. Then I, another student, and the VP walked to a nice Chinese place for lunch. It was hot as hell that day…….91F. Yuck! Especially in April. Double yuck!
I’ll write another post about the meetings in more detail perhaps….later.
The main point of this post is…….well…….honestly……to bitch about how much waiting sucks. It’s gonna be another three months AT LEAST before we can start……..one of us made a countdown and put it on our wall. Today we can cross three days from that countdown. Small victory. Yay.
More apologies for an unfinished March Disability Blog Carnival…..time ran away from us…….
Another update: Ivan is doing considerably better than he was at the time of my last post. It’s still up and down somewhat, but much better overall.
Take care, all.
Andrea the Integral