Saturday, October 31, 2009

Opie the Pug

I am not a fan of dressing my dog in outfits for several reasons including a) they are expensive and b) out of fear that he will chew my leg off in my sleep for making him wear an adorable argyle sweater. But alas, it is both Pugfest and Halloween and I couldn’t resist dressing him in something. So here he is in all his glory….



Note: No pugs were harmed in the making of this post. Whether any Kellys were harmed is yet to be decided. We will see after I go to sleep tonight.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh medical clearance!

Hello! I've created this blog to document my Peace Corps application process and [hopefully] my journey as a volunteer. I've been in the midst of medical-clearance-of-doom for about a month and a half. I've included my timeline below if anyone is interested.
Went to the doctor again (4th visit and counting...) today and I forgot how much of a dillhole he is. Have to return again in about a month to recheck some labs and see how my new medication is working. Thank god PC reimburses us b/c the jerk refused to bill my insurance for the visit today and I had to pay cash. Did I mention he's a dillhole??!? So much for having sweet government employee insurance to cover my medical care!

My timeline:
Submitted application 7-2-09
Interview 7-28-09
Nomination 8-3-09
French speaking West Africa, Sept 2010, Health Degreed program
Official nomination letter received on 8-11-09
Medical Kit received 8-14-09
Sent back Medical Kit 8-28-09... they received it on 9-1-09
OMS reviewed my file pretty quickly and I have to send in a few more things that were missing like one of the Hep B tests (how on earth we missed this despite taking like 8 vials of blood I'll never know) 9-28-09
Letter arrives from OMS it is a deferral until my lab work comes back normal. As soon as I get those labs normal I should be cleared. 9-30-09
More doctors visits 10/2009 thru ???

In other news... I cannot wait to finish my master's degree. Working full time and being a grad student is really starting to wear me down.