Sunday, January 10, 2010

For Jeanette

If it wasn't for you Jeanette, I probably wouldn't have ever posted another blog entry again. She inspired me to do another post by leaving a comment for me. Well I have some stories (boy do I) but I'm not going to tell them at present time. This is just an update (yaaaay!?!)

Yep I'm still around. I have been poked and prodded countless times. I've drunk more of that CT contrast in the past year than plain water. I've given more blood for tests than the average person donates, but I'm cool. I'm not scared of needles anymore!!! Still though the thought of having had cancer bothered me, and left me a little depressed. Didn't feel like doing much of anything, and if it wasn't for my Step-Mom, Dad (especially DAD), Aunts and Cousins, I don't think I would have made it through it all. My nephew is four years old about to start pre-school. He is a very charismatic little boy. His smile is so infectious that he makes me smile. I may not be his favorite uncle, but He's my favorite Nephew (My only Nephew LOL). I think if he taught me anything its that I need to do things no matter how tired or sick I feel. When he wants me for something I'll get up for the most part. Not only am I lucky that he had a hand in saving my life, but I'm also very fortunate to watch him grow up to be a young man.

I must confess though Jeanette, there is another reason why (a big reason even though it may seem a little childish) I stopped blogging. While I was out from work recovering from my surgery, one of my cousins got me hooked on an online video game website called Club Pogo. I got so hooked in fact that I once spent a nearly a whole day and night on the sight playing games. In fact I made it my goal to get every weekly badge of 2009 and achieved it. Kind of like my tribute to being a cancer survivor.

Another reason I considering ending "Am I thinking that" is because I'm in the process of starting a new more positive challenge in my life. One that doesn't require me dropping my pants for a testicular and lymph node exam. I Charles W. will officially become a college student January 25th. I'm getting tired of my current job. Can't deal with the complaints, the drama, and the managers.

I need a change of pace, so I think I'd rather endure being a student, and being around a crowd of people even though I get uneasy around crowds.

I'd rather get a better paying job...a career instead of being degraded by by people who try to get away with scams, or get upset with me because they can't get there way.

I'd rather try and succeed as a student rather than cower and fail. Ever since my life threatening ordeal, I've been thinking about this. After I had an incident at work recently I acted on my need to make my life better. I've gotten my financial aid, now all I need to do is get pick my classes with the help of an adviser, and go to orientation and them I'm a college student.

Well that's what I'm up to right now. I'll be stopping by to visit anyone still around like you Jeanette.

P.S. I love spellcheck :P


EmcogNEATO! said...

Oh my god! Charles! I read that you were enrolling in college and I jumped for joy! It will be a challenge, but you will feel so good when you finish.

It's always good to get an update from you. Hope there are more to come!

--Emily (formerly 2writehands)

Chris said...

That is awesome, Charles! I'm so proud of you for taking that step.

I played Pogo for a while but then just stopped, not for any real reason.

Chelle said...

*hugz* YAY CHARLES!!

My favorite Sensual Chocolate!!!!

You will do a fantastic!! :o)

Oh! And since our last email exchange, I haven't made it to Pogo... LOL Figures eh?

redsneakz said...

I am so happy you're back, and that the Rochester arrondisement of Blogsylvania is still active.

My brother, you will only have good fortune as you go forward with college.

Jeannette said...

Hi Charles, well I'm glad you decided to carry on posting! I don't blog much nowadays as I'm addicted to Bejewelled Blitz!! Well done on turning your life around and getting into college, I know you'll do well there and your little nephew will grow up to be proud of you. I'm so glad you got out of the rut you were in at your job. Best of luck on the courses you choose and don't forget to update us!! Jeannette xx

shari said...

Hey Charles!!! :) So happy I stopped by! Yay for you about college! And, by the way, you sound so expressively articulate in this post- you sound like u already graduated college. :)

Jeannette said...

Hi Charles, I've just dropped by to see if you've started college yet. I hoped you managed to get on your chosen courses and are enjoying the challenge. Jeannette xx

Charles said...

Hey Thanx everyone for the confidence. Well I found out I can't start my major until I complete three math courses. TRS 094, 098, and math 104. I'm doing one class right now (094) Plan on taking 098 possibly this summer along with a course in basic computer skills. I have to see how things go though because I NEED to visit my brother now that he moved to Georgia.

Ari said...

Oh my goodness! This is wonderful news! Congratulations! I hope all your dreams come true. Maybe in four years, it'll be Dr. Charles, heheh.