December 31, 2010
This week has been quite the whirlwind and it wasn’t until today that I realized I should probably update this blog. I left you all hanging at the beginning of the week with my post about my medical deferral and probably not going to Thailand. I should have been a little more quick to follow up with how this week went!
I submitted all my appeal paperwork on Monday morning and about an hour later received a call from my PC nurse telling me that I was back in the game and definitely would be going to Thailand! That was completely unexpected. I guess what happens with the appeal process is that they put your paperwork in front of a physician and if the physician agrees with the appeal then you’re good to go – they just overturn the deferral. Only if they don’t agree do you actually have to go through the appeals board. I guess the physician liked the info I sent and he decided I could go!
So, all the stress of the last two weeks is behind me and I now know my fate.
However, I now have the stress of leaving one week from today! It’s crazy to try and pack up an entire life in less than two weeks … hence being a little slow no posting this news.
Anyway, I hope you all have an amazing New Years and a wonderful year ahead!