Yesterday, I got a call from my dentist. He wanted to know if I was able to come in at 11:30am to check my tooth. I told him I wasn’t in any more pain, the antibiotics helped, but I still wanted him to check to make sure it was okay.
When I arrived, I was the only one in the waiting room besides the receptionist. It was weird. This whole thing is weird. My dentist called me back, and he checked my tooth. he tapped on it, and it hurt a bit, but it wasn’t the tooth that I thought it was. He said, “Are you sure, it was the one you thought it was.” I said, “Yes, I was pretty sure, why?” he took some x-rays and actually showed me which tooth he thought it was. He said, I think either it is the one next to your crown. The filling maybe pushing down on that nerve, and causing some pain and discomfort. If that is the case, I am going to refer you to a specialist, or he is wondering if the tooth with the root canal is failing, but since I wasn’t in anymore pain he suggested I wait a week or two and see what happens. If I am still in pain, I am to give him a call and he can refer me, or give me some more antibiotics until the specialist can see me. I am not really all that worried about it right now. I just feel a little pressure no pain.
After the dentist, I went home. Andrew was out walking. I had a 12:30pm appointment with my writing tutor to discuss my seminar paper. The dentist was the big outing for the day.
Today, I am working on my ethics homework. I added some information to the google doc for our group project, and then I added some more quotes to my ethical dilemma paper, and sent it off to my professor for our phone call tomorrow. I am seeking one more round of feedback before it is due on Thursday. I feel confident about it.
Also, yesterday, I saw that my professor seminar class submitted her feedback on the draft that I sent her. This is the last round of feedback before the final submission that is due on April 13th. I will implement her feedback, and connect with my writing tutor. All I have to do is now write 3-pages of solutions, and 1 page conclusion. It is slowly winding down.
Earlier, I got out for a bit and took a walk with Andrew in our neighborhood. It is gorgeous outside. I am looking forward to seeing what this new week has in store.
At 4:30pm today, I enrolled in my last graduate class at the University Of Pittsburgh. In December of this year, I will have Masters of Education. I can’t believe it. Here we are. I enrolled in my last semester. It is crazy to think that this is almost over. I wonder what higher education will be like in the Fall? will we be able to return to campus? or not? I am not sure what to think. It is a weird time for higher education and to have a masters degree that is higher education centralized. I am interested to see how this is going to unfold.
At 10am, I had a virtual group meeting for project that we are working on for ethics class. We had to analyze this case study on GPA calculations and connect it to the readings for the week. Admittedly, I need to reread this case study, and start the readings. We devised a plan of attack and set the deadline for March 31st to having everything in the google doc. I am hoping it comes together pretty easily. We talked about how he constructed the rest of the class due to everything being in an online format. I am trying to remain optimistic. This week I feel like I am adapting to this new way of life. It is a little frustrating, but we are all in this together.
This morning, I worked virtually with CMU in the morning, but I put a call into my dentist. I noticed that I was sore and tender on the bottom left side of my mouth. I do have a huge filling there, and it may turn into a root canal at some point. He called me and told me that they just got word that they cannot perform any dental surgeries anymore due to the COVID-19 risk. They are encouraged to shut down until further notice. So he prescribed me 10 days of amoxicillin to eliminate any infection, and I am to call him if it gets worse. I had to cut my day short with CMU, but I plan to make it up this week. I got my prescriptions filled.
In the evening, I had my FaceTime call with my professor for seminar class and we touched base on what was next for the lit review and we talked about my meltdown, but I was better now. She told me that I will be okay, and I believe her.
I faced the music and tried to write something even better than what I had before I lost all my work. I sent it over to my tutor and received her feed back. I applied her feedback and sent it off to my instructor in time for Monday’s deadline.
Over the weekend, I worked on my ethics paper. I want to get this done as soon as possible. I had to work on a group project that is due the same day as the paper, so I didn’t want to leave too much for the last minute.
Also, Andrew and I cleaned the house from top to bottom, and went on some walks in the neighborhood. It is tough, but we will get through his.
I spent most of the morning and the past few days working on my seminar paper. I implemented my professor’s feedback, and my writing tutor’s feedback. I felt like I was in a good spot. I was in desperate need of a break, and Xed out of the window without saving my work. I was so annoyed with myself and so pissed off. I lost all that work. I sent a frantic e-mail to my instructor and we set up a phone call for Monday. My advisor sent me an e-mail to check in on me and I told him how today wasn’t a good day, but tomorrow will be better.
Andrew got word that Pitt is going to close to non-essential employees as of today at 5pm. Around 2pm, we went to CMU first, to get my personal belongings off my desk, and take home my work lap top, so I could remote in remotely. Then we went to Pitt and packed up his things and took home his two monitors, and some personal belongings. Andrew is going to work from home remotely for the foreseeable future. It is a weird time right now. It is like a death happened. Perhaps it is a death to the old ways of things. Our lives are going to change.
When we got home, Andrew set up my work space and we took it easy the rest of the night.