Today was my graduation ceremony day! You all must now officially address me as Emma, Master of Science. I mastered that science!
It was pretty cool. Even though the uni decided to do the ceremony individually, we (the students; there were only 5 of us) thought it would be cool if we all were there for each other. So every student had a full house instead of just a couple of family members. All of us got our diploma, duh, a rose, a USB/Pen/James Bond-esq gizmo thing, and a speech by the person who supervised our Master thesis. My supervisor talked about how I was tenacious and determined and a little headstrong but also has a very clear vision and goals. It was pretty cool. I felt very accomplished. ^_^
So today was a good day. Except for the fact that my arm is in a shoulder immobilizing sling because I dislocated my right shoulder last night. It was great, really. See, last winter I slipped on some ice and my laptop bag fell from my shoulder on my arm and it nearly got dislocated then, but it popped right back in. But I guess something got messed up then because when I threw a towel forcefully onto the ground yesterday evening, it popped right out. Pain.
So my mom drove me to the ER/A&E where they took x-rays, gave me painkillers and popped it back in. By then I was pretty out of it so luckily, it didn’t hurt too badly. But I do have to wear this sling for at least a week, even at night for the first few days. It’s a bitch and it hurts and its annoying but oh well, what am I gonna do.
I did get scared for a little bit while in the hospital though. Because the nurse had said that if it was dislocated, best case they’d pop it back in and I’d be on my way. Worst case scenario meant surgery. So when the doctor came in and said ‘I’ve got some bad news’, everything flashed before my eyes. No graduation, maybe even no America! But then he said ‘it is dislocated’, and I was like ‘seriously.. that’s like the best thing out of all the possibilities!
Also my mom thought I was really funny after they gave me the pain meds. I always think it’s really important to be pleasant to doctors and nurses and everyone whose job it is to help you so I was sitting there on the hospital bed smiling, being pleasant in my mind. But my mom said I looked like I was totally stoned, smiling all goofy and swaying a little. Looking back, I think I was more out of it than I thought because the doctor had to keep drawing my attention to him by touching my knee so I guess I was drifting pretty badly. It’s funny how you don’t experience it like that!
But I guess the good comes with the bad. I hope the pain is gone soon and I can get back to my life!
But also, I’VE GRADUATED!!
I wrote this post with one hand and it’s a bitch.