So now that I have been to the doctor 5 times, seen a urologist (damned kidney stones), the gyno (sorry tmi), had 18 vials of blood drawn, peed in 2 cups, went to the dentist, saw a shrink, and a therapist (pesky mental health issues) as well as written 2 personal statements (10 pages!) I am finally ready to submit my paper work. It took me about 6 weeks, though I likely won't send out all the paperwork for another couple of weeks as I need to make copies of everything and organize all the information.
At this point I am relieved it is finished. No more running around like a lunatic from appointment to appointment! On the other hand, now I know the real wait is about to begin. It's funny though, when I first applied I feel anxiety and impatience everyday upon not receiving anything in the mail or any e-mails. However, at this point, I am beginning to accept that the PC moves slowly and I likely won't hear anything until December - January.
So how am I feeling about the future? Well, very unsure. I am excited, yet I do not want to get too excited seeing as I have only been nominated. It is scary and upsetting to think I could get rejected, and I do believe it is a real possibility as I have past mental health issues which is not something that will reflect well on me.
At this point all I can hope for is the best and know that I did everything I could in order to get accepted. I hope it is enough.
Wish me luck.
PS - if anyone has gotten accepted/rejected/deferred for a past/current mental health condition please consider sharing your story with a highly stressed current applicant!