Well life has been a bit insane since I last wrote. In the span of a 2 days, I moved again, found out my mom had cancer and got a huge promotion at work.
On the Mother front, Her doctor found the cancer after a routine pap smear. Which is odd, because she had a hysterectomy last year and was told she didn't really need to go get a pap... Well, the lord works in mysterious ways. They caught it early. So the wait begun to get an appointment with the oncologist. So on the 11th, she went down to the cancer doctor in the Minneapolis. My Aunt Kathi went with her. The doctor sat down and explained that it wasn't even full blown cancer! It was stage 2 of pre-cancer!!!!!!!! YEA!!! If you can get good cancer news, this is it. She has to do one 45 minute laser procedure and then get checked every six months for the rest of her life, but this is good news!!! YEA!! The power of prayer and positive thinking works again!!!
She has also been having severe pain in her shoulder and no one can figure it out... acupuncture, chiropractor, physical therapy, almost anything you can think of. Well she was in the ER about a week ago. The pain was just too much to take. So they got her an emergency appointment at a good orthopedic doctor's. They did an MRI last week and found that she has 3 herniated disks in her upper back. So they have finally found what the cause is of the pain. She wasn't even able to sleep, write, pick up a pencil... it was bad... so they are going to try physical therapy to see if they can move the muscles enough to fix the disk... if not, they will have to do surgery... but at least they know what is wrong and what the next step is... plus, I'd rather have this result. If we wanted one to have a bed result, the one with the shoulder was the one to be. A herniated disk won't kill ya!!! YEA!! Just a little surgery.... Ok, so its not just a little surgery, we can handle that. So my family is doing well... yea....
Now to my promotion... I got an email saying that they wanted to talk to me about starting class... So i called in the morning and spoke to the guy i needed to. He said that one of the other guys had to leave class because of a medical condition. So with no preparation and no notice, I started class the next day. It was crazy intense... studying 10 to 12 or more hours per day. Trying to get my brain to take it all in. I had planned on going home for thanksgiving, but after the news and the no notice, I couldn't risk not being ready for my oral, which was the Monday after Thanksgiving. So I went in and took my oral exam that monday.... passed with flying colors. YEA!!
On Tuesday we left for Dallas to go to the Simulator. It was a really intense week, more studying, more practice, but the result was great! The FAA examiner came down and gave me my flight test in the Simulator. Then on Tuesday, back cold ass detroit we came... I finished up some stuff in the actual airplane with the examiner again and was officially a captain. It's almost unbeleiveable. I am a Captain!! Of a JET!!! After all this time!! OH! Finally all my hard work and dedication is finally showing!! Plus I got a pay raise, so bills will be easier to pay now. Life has been a madhouse lately... but I hope things are gonna start to settle down... Thanks for reading my little novel!! Have a great day