Anonymous, could you have delurked at a more perfect time?
What a magical story indeed. You helped, you helped me feel hopeful, you really, really did.
to all of you: thank you for understanding both the celebration and the swearing. It just sucks to want so much to have as many chances as possible at success.... and then finding out that maximum number is so small.
hoping today brings me news of as many chances as possible.
I'll update either way.
celebration or swearing.