So, uh, today was not what I expected. At all. In order to end on a high note, let's start off with the bad stuff first.
I ended up in the ER of George Washington University Hospital today. Yeah, I know, it's like I can't stay anywhere more than a few days without checking out a local hospital. ;) No, really, I was at work, and about half an hour after I ate lunch, I got up to go to the bathroom, and I started feeling like I was being kicked in the stomach repeatedly. By the time I got out of the bathroom and was passing back by MC's office (my supervisor, in case you forgot), the pain was so bad I felt like I couldn't get a deep breath. So yeah, the entire office staff pretty much had to get involved to get me an ambulance. The paramedics were very nice, and Elizabeth (just a girl who works at the office) came with me because MC didn't feel right letting me go by myself. Luckily, Remley showed up about an hour later, and they actually let her back with me. She's awesome.
Long story short, there's a small mass in my liver. They think it's just a hemangioma, which is a collection of blood vessels. The good news is that that's not that big of a deal, and I just have to go see a GI doctor while I'm home to treat it. The bad news is we have to make sure that it's just a hemangioma, and they have to figure out how I got one, because usually you get one either by an infection or being hit, and neither happened to me. I don't know. I'm just glad I get to finish my last week in DC.
Now, here's the really, really, really awesome news: Louis, Chris, and the historian for the College Democrats hosted an event at Campbell today with a lot of local Democratic party members and various candidates and US Congressman David Price! There were also some professors there, and Dr. Martin, who is the head of the History/Political Science/Criminal Justice department, all but guaranteed money to fund us to go to the College Democrats of America Convention in Charlotte at the end of August!!!!
I am FREAKING OUT. Getting to the College Democrats of America Convention is HUGE. We'll get to hear from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is like the head of Obama's re-election campaign (or something, I can't really remember right now), and Nancy Pelosi! It's gonna be insane. It's not technically official yet, but I know Dr. Martin, and the man does not even suggest something unless he really, really thinks it'll happen.
Here's the even better news...
Louis got some information from the Congressman today, and he's sending the link to the entire Executive Board...I didn't fully understand it on the phone, but there's some application that we can fill out that will pretty much guarantee us tickets to see Bill Clinton give the primetime speech at the Democratic National Convention and introduce Barack Obama as he accepts the nomination for the 2012 election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When Louis was telling me this tonight, I literally could not speak. And you KNOW how hard it is for me to be speechless. It's insane. I can't believe this is my life!!!!!! And I am THAT much more excited to get back to Campbell!
I am so blessed. Even in the midst of all the hospital stuff, I had this overwhelming sense of peace. I have my moments (Exhibit A: yesterday), but overall, I really cannot complain. As I've said to the handful of friends I texted today for prayers and because I knew they'd want to know I was in the hospital, all will be fine.
And it will. It really will.