1 dead mouse

My laptop is dying a slow painful death, I have mentioned the before.  However, before my laptop dies it’s final death, the mouse has perished.  We figure this mouse to be about 12 years old or older, like maybe Vegas old.  Well anyhow, intelligent me had bought a backup mouse, the same one I use on my desktop computer.  A Logitech Performance MX wireless mouse.  So, cool, I should have this covered….. stupid laptop won’t recognize the wireless receiver.  DOH.  Luckily, Teresa had a spare mouse of many colors (it changes colors) which the laptop graciously decided it could see.

I found out a little more about my pre-med program at DMACC.  My adviser, Kris, had it all set out for me.  Good on her for being on the ball.  She presented me with the pre-med stuff and the Associates of Science degree info.  All good there.  2 1/2 years I think its going to take me to do.  I could technically do it in 2, but I am thinking 2 1/2.  No problem.

I am going to have to take a lot of classes that I have no idea what to expect in…  Calculus, Physics, Chemistry.  And a whole lot of you have to take this before you can take that is going on too.

This summer I am taking English 105 Comp 1, History 113 Modern-Present, and Student Development 108 Becoming a Master student or some such.  8 credits.  Full time over the summer.  I SHOULD be able to ACE all three of these.

But in Compositions I still put 2 spaces after periods, which is apparently a no-no now.  And I am not a fan of the oxford comma.  If the teacher is a stickler for those kinds of things, I might be in trouble.  Hard to get out of the habit of space space.  I can put in oxford commas if that is what he wants.

History I have already taken at the college level and I ACED it then.  But I can’t transfer the credits cuz at the same college I got a bunch of Withdrawal Failures, which would be a bummer to drag my GPA down.

Student Development is a class that DMACC makes EVERYONE take.  Its 1 credit, so not a lot of class in that.  My adviser said a great deal of time is spent plotting out your schedule.  Well, to be honest, my schedule is going to look SCARY.

Intro to Bio, Intro to Chem are on my schedule for FALL.  Probably Statistics too.  That’s my 12 credits to be considered full time right there.  Heh, might HAVE to go 15 or 16 credits to graduate in 2 1/2 years (might be 3), maybe throw the Speech class in there or Philosophy.

After that semester all Hell breaks lose with Sciences and the oh so daunting Calculus.  I get to take a few non-STEM courses, like sociology and psychology to fill out my Associate degree.  But I am gonna take a LOT of science, which is understandable since I want to be a doctor.

I’ll take next summer’s courses online too, so I can make my pilgrimage to the Region in June.  But after next year, I don’t think I am gonna be able to do that with summers.  I think I will be taking Science classes.

Note to self-have to take Calculus BEFORE I can take Physics.  Calculus and Comp 2 next Summer online.

Can a person learn Biology and Chemistry at the same time?  And what about Biology and Physics?  Chemistry and Physics?  Mind numbing to think about what I am gonna try to do.

13 Science courses.  Even at 2 a semester (not counting summers) that is 3 1/2 years.  I may end up with a science/science/science semester.  BOOM. <brain explosion>

8 summer+12 Fall+12 Spring =32×2 years=64 for the Associates degree.  If only I could pull that off.  I am gonna need 1 more summer and 1 more Fall.  Just to get all the recommended Sciences in before transferring to somewhere else.

Oh, this is a little intimidating when I put it out on (virtual) paper.  My mind is just having problems wrapping around all these science courses I have to take, with the you must take this before you take this going on for a bunch of them.

Oh yeah, I was gonna throw in Biochem at DMACC, but the med schools require it to be a 300+ level course, so it has to wait until University.  At least that is one science I don’t have to worry about YET.

I am gonna have a metric shit-ton of studying/memorizing to do over the next 2-2 1/2-3 years.  It actually should lessen a little once I get to a University.  Go figure.










Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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