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Everything is A ok!

So I had my clandestine meeting with my instructor (kidding, it wasn't clandestine at all, it was scheduled & very nerve wracking) & everything went just fine.  WAY better than I was expecting it to, thank God!!  Can't really say what that's all about, but just happy that it went well.

School is trucking along nicely.  Can you believe I only have ONE more week of Med/Surg clinical left???  Then it's 6 weeks of OB & then summa time!!! I am SOOO psyched!  Surprisingly though, I'm kind of liking this semester.  I mean to go from 6 classes in first semester, to 3 classes plus a clinical last semester, to only having 2 lectures & one clinical at a time this semester. To me, this pace is soooo much easier than what we've had previously. 

Now getting up at 5:00 am to make it to clinicals.  I have to say that hasn't been all that great, especially 2 days in a row, whew have I been tired.  But so far so good on my tests.  In OB I've pulled 2 B&#…

Today was bad...really bad...

Today was probably the worst day at school that I've experienced thus far.  I can't really go into too much detail but let's just say that I am praying my meeting with my instructor on Monday goes a lot better than I'm am expecting it to.....



LOVED clinicals this week!

It's our 4th week of clinicals and THANKFULLY we got to move sites.  I was SO happy to be gone from the orthopedic floor & move on to the periop floor.  And yes I have to admit, I actully enjoyed the last two days.  I think there were a number of contributing factors to why I liked this clinical so much better than the other.  First, my patient was SO super precious, and her husband was so very sweet, both to her and to me.  Second, the nurse I was following ROCKED!!!!!  Of course I found out the 2nd day of my clinical that she had just graduated from my program last May!! Duh!  I didn't even recognize her (but I'm like that, I tend to live in a bubble).  She was so cool about teaching us stuff & letting us do any little thing we could - hanging a bag of normal saline, giving a suppository, taking people's blood sugars, giving flu shots (I know exciting stuff, but when it's your first time doing any of it, it is exciting!).  Of course I had given flu shots …

My oncology rotation....

Where to start.  Initially I thought that maybe I wanted to go into oncology and so I was looking forward to my oncology rotation, well that was yesterday. 

First we went to medical oncology where we followed around the nurses who administered chemotherapy.  I met a really nice lady who had recently started treatment for her cancer, although she had been diagnosed more than a year ago.  That really made me wonder, why do doctors wait to treat?  She said it was b/c her cancer was slow growing & they wanted to just watch it.  Well, they watched it & by the time they realized something was up it had metastasized & spread.  What may I ask is the point of that?? Why not treat immediately in order to assure that it doesn't spread???  Very confusing.  I met another very sweet patient who had been receiving chemo for EIGHT years!  Honestly, I didn't even realize that people got chemo for that long.  That patient was very sweet & interesting & was very happy to hav…

So THIS is what they were talking about...

Holy crap, NOW I am seeing what everyone else is talking about when they say 3rd semester is the hardest.  I mean seriously, the amount of assignments/test/papers/clinicals that we have due this semester is C-R-A-Z-Y!! 


Luckily the medsurg paperwork that looked insurmountable at the beginning of the semester has actually turned out to be pretty manageable, so I can't complain too much about that one.  Thankfully I've got 2 clinicals down on the ortho floor with only one more to go & luckily next week I only have one day on that floor since I have my oncology rotation the other clincial day.  So technically I only have 1 more day on the ortho floor, YAY!!!!!!  After that 3rd week we then switch to a different floor for our last 3 weeks of medsurg clinical and then guess what? I will OFFICIALLY be done with the DREAD medsurg of 3rd semester!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!! I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!!.  Whew

Today was pretty ok.  I felt MUCH more comfortable being on the fl…