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BB, I submitted 2 months ago and expect news any day now. I actually heard yesterday that my uni has received the examiners comments, but I am not allowed to be told anything until my supervisor responds to the comments. Usual university red tape and protocol stuff.
I knew it would take a couple of months to hear anything, so after I submitted I pretty much forgot about it for 6 weeks. I surprised myself by being so calm. If anyone asked me about it, I would get that horrible feeling of doom and dread inside, then just forget about it again. But in the past couple of weeks, knowing the result could come at any time, I have really started stressing and stewing. I check my email, phone and letterbox a lot! Will keep you posted.
You are perfectly normal. I submitted a couple of months ago and although I didn't cry TOO many times in the last 10 weeks of writing up, I sure as heck cried enough times in the 4 years leading up to them!
Remember, you are stronger and more resilient than you think you are. You will survive the next 10 weeks, you will submit and you will recover afterwards. You have years to get over the stress, the chocolate and the lack of exercise, so I wouldn't worry if the only thing keeping you going at the moment is chocolate and tears. Just set short-term goals (eg 'I will finish X by Friday'), reward yourself when you finish X and if a chocolate bar helps keep you happy, go right ahead and eat it. Good luck!
This is a really hard situation to be in, cc. Must be so frustrating to be so close to the end and yet having all these hurdles in your way. Have you checked to see what your university says about you submitting a thesis without approval from your supervisor, in case that is the option you take? At my uni, you can't submit your thesis for examination without your main supervisor signing a form that says he/she has read the final version and deems it fit for examination. Just something to look out for. Good luck.
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